Post by cartomancer on Apr 27, 2010 7:45:49 GMT -5
Well, speaking from my experience from other forums, it's kindda they're both one and the same thing really.
Usually, so many posts (incriments determined by Admin) will earn you a level, with which comes a title. In the case of this board it's 'x Level Troll' but, again, that's an Admin choice. I've been on other boards where you came in as a 'n00b' and worked your way up to '1337'.
I dont think Karma works into the formula on this board but, i have known it to on others in the past. Sometimes higher levels allowed additional board privaledges, such as access to certain boards, the right to determine your own title etc. But, again, i don't think that's in play here either.
The stars however, are just a pictograph of your level as far as i can tell.
Admin are the only people who can say for sure but, these are my observations of how i preceive things are working based on my understanding of similar sites.
That sounds about right, cartomancer. I think that the stars are half of your level, rounded up. Level is based on post count, and last I checked, Vin was deliberately keeping the exact numbers for each level a secret (well, unpublished anyway...). Karma is completely separate to this, and has no effect that I am aware of.