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[AG3 idea] Deleted Username Lottery

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Posted Oct 5, '10 at 7:11pm

Avorne

Avorne

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Limit it to say giving 2 Karma points a day and receiving 4 a day?

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 8:25pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

I'm a little confused on how you guys came up with this, to be honest

I had the idea at lunch while Larry and I discussed deleting inactive accounts, and how so many people would want dibs on the username "1337" that we should give you folks a way to compete for the names.

display names

We don't want to do display names or nicknames, because that potentially reserves twice as many usernames as there are right now.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 8:28pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

would keep out the people who seek to change username every few days.

We'd limit username changes to every 6 months or something.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 8:30pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

We don't want to do display names or nicknames, because that potentially reserves twice as many usernames as there are right now.

Alright, I understand that..

I had the idea at lunch while Larry and I discussed deleting inactive accounts, and how so many people would want dibs on the username "1337" that we should give you folks a way to compete for the names.

Heh, that's interesting. Not all names would be in such wild demand though.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 8:35pm

Holden012

Holden012

1,964 posts

I think this is a good idea to spend a certain amount of AP to buy things ... and make like an EXP system for the Ranks?

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 9:04pm

kingryan

kingryan

4,165 posts

Hehe, the admins have lunch. I can haz steal those vege chips things the office was madly into a while ago?

In my opinion, a currency could be created which involved playing the games, i.e getting credits for completing achievements, as that cannot really be spammed for. But then, for those who don't have enough time (or skill) to play the games, it could be unfair.

The idea of a lottery is somewhat interesting, it could cause debate though...

Have a thread where people pick a number between 1-100, and then use random.org?

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 9:11pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

No need to use random.org ... we ARE programmers, we can build it ourselves ;o)

... count the users who want it
... pick a random number between 1 and the total count
... that person wins the name

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 9:15pm

knight_34

knight_34

11,455 posts

In my opinion, a currency could be created which involved playing the games, i.e getting credits for completing achievements, as that cannot really be spammed for. But then, for those who don't have enough time (or skill) to play the games, it could be unfair.

The currency should also involve other activities too, but I'm lost to think of any right now.. Games are good.

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 9:18pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,155 posts

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We don't want to do display names or nicknames, because that potentially reserves twice as many usernames as there are right now.

Okay, fair enough ;)

No need to use random.org ... we ARE programmers, we can build it ourselves ;o)

If I can build a random generator in high school programming 101, they can ROFL

 

Posted Oct 5, '10 at 9:20pm

kingryan

kingryan

4,165 posts

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No need to use random.org ... we ARE programmers, we can build it ourselves ;o)

... count the users who want it
... pick a random number between 1 and the total count
... that person wins the name

Hehe, I forgot.

Programmers can do anything! :D