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What would be good names for the different levels on Clever Dodo?
For those who don't know, many things you do on the Clever Dodo website gives you points eg answering question, commenting on articles etc. These points determine your current level and that is displayed next to your username to give you recognition/reputation for your contribution.
We currently have the following levels:
Level 1 : 1-249 points
Level 2 : 250-999 points
Level 3 : 1000-2499 points
Level 4 : 2500-4999 points
Level 5 : 5000-9999 points
Level 6 : 10,000-24,999 points
Level 7 : 25,000-49,999 points
We want to change that so that instead of "Level X" being shown next to your username, something more attractive is displayed. We were thinking of going with birds name as the Dodo comes from the bird family and have it in order of strength to reflect the status a user has in our community.
Here's what we were thinking of:
Level 1 : Hummingbird
Level 2 : Kestrel
Level 3 : Owl
Level 4 : Vulture
Level 5 : Falcon
Level 6 : Hawk
Level 7 : Eagle
Level 8 : Phoenix (we do not have a level 8 but that's going to be the ultimate title you can ever acquire)
Is this hierarchy good or should we put Vulture at Level 6 instead of Level 4?
Should we replace some birds name with something else eg replace Owl with Ostrich?
Or is there another level hierarchy you would like to see instead eg ranking system in karate (white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, red black belts)
Let us know :)
Thanks for the suggestions. I have merged your previous comment into your answer as it's on Answers we want to put emphasis on, not comments. You can use the "edit" functionality next time :)
I'd rather you pick one of the sets than listing everything though. I am more interested in something that is more relevant to Clever Dodo itself. For example, in my original post, I mentioned belts of different colours which I think is more suited for a community dealing with sports. The birds hierarchy seems more closely related in my opinion.
Why don't we remove the eagle to griffin?
legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. sweet smile
I quote Spock:
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Don't let something personal become a compromise for the whole community.
Now tell me honestly what you think of the proposed naming system.
I'm okay with this, I guess. Although, I don't see how changing the name eagle to Griffin( which is also a legendary bird) might have an impact on the whole community but well...I guess I don't really mind.
Hummingbird, Kestrel, Owl, Vulture, Falcon, Hawk, Eagle are all real birds with increasing strength which I think will help show your status in the community in terms of how much you've helped and contributed. Phoenix on the other hand is a legendary bird which when attained shows you have gone beyond the physical world and reached a state where only few will ever experience :D