ITT: Everyone gets upset over user titles
Look guys, the way I see it; custom user titles are like karma…
…In that it doesn’t really doesn’t have any value whatsoever and the only thing that makes it important is how how important you personally pretend it is
What do custom user titles mean? About as much as karma does; by hinting at how good your local reputation may be that’s about it. Plus it might have some sort of community in-joke reference that allures to what some people know you for…but overall, it’s only what you make it
There’s nothing more to them at all and we shouldn’t be looking at them any deeper than that. That means stop trying so hard to get one, stop caring so much when you don’t, stop over-estimating their worth, stop making slippery slope arguments about the damage they can do, stop criticizing those who already have one, stop criticizing those who want one, stop threatening to leave the site over them, keep calm and carry on.
Yeesh, this is starting to sound like another Site-Related Karma System debate
Or worse, it’s beginnign to remind me of tumblr blog where overpriviledged self-entitled fedora’s complain about being friendzoned (with custom titles being their female best friends)
Those who have custom titles, earned it. They earned it through the relationships they formed with the community, simple as that. But it’s not a Platinum Trophy, your Championship badge, your Cutie Mark or anything. It’s a minor perk of little consequence which nobody is entitled for and should be treated as such
Rather than having a big huge fucking debate over it. Can we just stick to the actual thread topic? Discussing thread titles you like? What ones you’d like to see? What ones you’d think you would have if you were given one? Nobody is actually going to get a thread title here of course but surely we can dream.
I really like Deadparrots title as well. I remember when we started calling him the Plush Master after we saw his ridiculous plush collection (plus he mailed out plushies to other users too). A while later that became his title. I thought that was so cool.
As for unique names I would have gone with, I tend to think back to a old forum I used to post on where I earned the title “Forum Whore Duluxe with Cheese”. Might have been a phpBB forum because I think that’s one of the titles you get for reach X number of posts.
And boy did I whore forums. I once hit the record on a forum for highest post count and I did it in a year. I got a custom title “First to [X]” where X was the record
Plus while most mods do not enjoy suck ups here…I, on the other hand happen to be an attention loving slut so I don’t mind suck ups at all (not that I’ll reward you for it)
So yea, “Forum Whore”
But Sr. Forum Moderator works for me too. Sounds professional.