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[Official] What is a Knight?

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 4:18pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

14,748 posts

Knight

Also I have a question about this, is it possible for Knighthood to be removed? If so what will the user might have done for it to get removed?

 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 4:53pm

UnleashedUponMankind

UnleashedUponMankind

6,776 posts

Moderator

Sure, knighthood can be removed. Bad behaviour would a fast way out...^^

 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 5:41pm

Charlie506

Charlie506

1,315 posts

The thing about a knight is they get purple text. ^^

 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 6:25pm

Graham

Graham

8,362 posts

If favoritism were to be in play here, I would have made sure my friends would have been Knighted first, right?


No, because that wouldn't make sense. You still have to sway your fellow mods/admins in the vote. This is not mentioning the obvious backlash the feature would receive had your supposition occurred.

And becoming friends with the right people is simply out of the question.

Please do not tell me you're ignoring the inherent subjectivity the terms and conditions allows, in which the management may construe any action into 'against the rules'.

As a last note, see the conflict of these statements
Ferret:people know that is not a popularity contest.
MrDayCee:Knighthood is a recognition-by-status type of awarding.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 6:37pm

Riptizoid101

Riptizoid101

5,831 posts

Ferreteople know that is not a popularity contest.
MrDayCee:Knighthood is a recognition-by-status type of awarding.


As per mentioned by Graham, not knowing the process (even if just a broad outline) of which candidates become knighted, it's hard to see it as anything other than "I like this user yada yada" and persuading other mods/admins to agree with your views, essentially making it &quotseudo-favoritism", if not complete favoritism.

Fundamentally, it all really is just a popularity contest in the end, as since there doesn't seem to be a structured approach to go about this (I'm presuming), users can more or less have an easier time of getting knighted if they have 'connections' whereas that one guy that doesn't talk much to mods but helps out with people all the time in, say, game commenting sections or messengers will be left unnoticed.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 7:03pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,616 posts

Knight

Fundamentally, it all really is just a popularity contest in the end, as since there doesn't seem to be a structured approach to go about this (I'm presuming), users can more or less have an easier time of getting knighted if they have 'connections' whereas that one guy that doesn't talk much to mods but helps out with people all the time in, say, game commenting sections or messengers will be left unnoticed.

I disagree with both of you.
Let say we all work in a big office and one guy helps everybody get better but the boss doesn't know about it, how can this worker be noticed?
On the other hand if one employee has an idea about improving the work and talks about it to the boss, he shows initiative and the boss will likely remember him.

The AG community is no different.
If you notice something wrong about a game and mention it to an admin he will see that you're helping. If you contact them often you have a better chance to become friends with them because this is how human behave, we make friends with people who appear friendly to us.
This doesn't guarantee that you'll be favored because of that, but if they know you because you constantly help finding glitches, give ideas that will benefit the site, participate in the forums and contribute to the creation of a game, they will most likely notice you for a reward.

Knighting people is a way to increase interest in participating and show users that they are appreciated for their contribution.

Anyway that's how I see it.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 7:04pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,838 posts

Please do not tell me you're ignoring the inherent subjectivity the terms and conditions allows, in which the management may construe any action into 'against the rules'.

Welcome to any website ever made.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 7:28pm

pft

pft

525 posts

In my opinion, those who generally help others in selfless acts should be rewarded. However if you are helping others expecting a reward then you are doing it for the wrong reasons and will be disappointed.

it's hard to see it as anything other than "I like this user yada yada" and persuading other mods/admins to agree with your views, essentially making it &quotseudo-favoritism", if not complete favoritism.


Let's say it is favouritism, If you were a mod or admin, your favourite would be the people who help the community the most, yes? Alternative is put everyone's name in a database randomly select a user. Overview all their activity and see if they are worthy and active. That way seems a bit difficult though.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 8:12pm

UnleashedUponMankind

UnleashedUponMankind

6,776 posts

Moderator

it all really is just a popularity contest in the end


Sure, you must be noticed to be known. But to be known has nothing to do with popularity.

Am i popular? Hell no!
Am i known? Thats for sure, some users/mods/admis know me, some like me, some hate me, some havent any special feelings, it doesnt matter to me.

I do some things here, they think i do good things, so somebody decided i deserve this. Bottom line.
 

Posted Jan 14, '14 at 8:39pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

14,748 posts

Knight

Seems Nicho is a Knight as well. Congrats to him.

 
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