The rule may not be clear enough to ignore reports from your users as has been suggested IMO. Really interesting one though. My brother ran an army bomb disposal school in Oman for a couple of years and the students would end everything with inshallah "...God willing". It sort of got on his nerves because their results were proportionate to the work they put in and not God's will. A cultural thing though.
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@ClaudiusHwrote: @RyanMcClellandwrote: Not cheesy! I'm really liking the Google Advertisers example @ClaudiusH shared, with most of the ranks having levels within them. We might do something similar with ranks indicating level of activity, but marry that with some of our branded visuals. The only challenge I see with sub-levels within ranks is how you reliably present them in the global rank. Think of a first time visitor to your community (which most likely is the majority of your visitors) and them seeing two messages next to each other. One message from a member with rank "Talkalot (Level 3)" and "Rumor Mill (Level 1)". The "Talkalot" rank is actually the lower one. So you need to look at carefully crafting rank icon imagery that ensures "Level 1/2/3" within the rank name doesn't overtake the global rank structure. That's good advice, @ClaudiusH. I've browsed at a lot of communities as I brainstorm on this, and one thing I don't like about clever rank names is they tend not to give any indication of progression or hierarchy. As appealing as it would be to come up with something fun, I'd be okay with boring rank names as long as they are clear and don't cause confusion.
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