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Chopin
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:00:20 PM

IMHO members who gain more than 3,500,000 GB points deserve better graphic than what they have now. It is as good as those who have only 750,000!
I think that even the color should be different - in example gold.
Please reconsider a color/graphic change to those members who accumulated already more than 3,250,000 or 3,500,000 points.
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[Edited by: GM at 4/28/2014 4:26:36 PM EST]
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2014 6:35:42 AM

"scoutmaster, you are crying like a little baby."

What, may I ask, prompted this ignorant comment?
Chopin
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 11:00:41 PM

scoutmaster, you are crying like a little baby.
You are already the piece of glass!
scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 9:59:50 PM

Nope. Piece of glass.
clww
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 7:49:55 PM

How about a troll icon for you instead of a piece of glass or bottle cap?
Chopin
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:38:20 PM

I like the Zimcity's idea as well - making the top levels on a sliding scale based on total points rank.
The only thing I would change is thst the top 500 members get the limo !
I hope that the moderators are working on those suggestions...
scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 9:41:46 AM

OK. If I can't be the piece of glass I want to be the bottle cap!
rocknvox
Champion Author Bakersfield

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 8:17:50 AM

Crying like little babies. Man up. Change your diaper......Wow, this section sure has a lot of useless
Zimcity
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 11:37:25 AM

"Anyway after 3,000,000 points we do not need a new icons every 250,000 - it's enough every 500,000 - so delete that 3,250,000 crappie icon, most of the GBs don't like anyway.
After 5,000,000 maybe it'd be enough to have a new icon every 1,000,000 ? "

Perhaps the ranges need to be expanded, or else how about making the top levels on a sliding scale based on total points rank.

The top 100 members get the limo.
101-1000 get the race car.
1001-2000 get the semi
2001-3000 get the minivan
3001-4000 get the bronco
4001-5000 get the sedan
5001-6000 get the truck
6001-7000 get the bike
7001-8000 get the convertible

Anybody below 8000 gets the regular car.

Granted a system like that would probably take too much work to recompute a car icon and members would complain about being downgraded as they drop a tier.

It would, however, return the iconic recognition of site contributions to the longest tenured and active contributors.


[Edited by: Zimcity at 3/24/2014 11:41:55 AM EST]
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 2:06:32 PM


How about a GOLD Lambroghini?? Fast and rich.
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:30:57 AM

The vehicle icon should probably change to gold and then platinum at some level in consideration of the goodly stack of shekels you’ve made them by regularly participating here for so long.
Isawitcheap
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 7:25:36 AM

Back on July 7, I sent this message to the mods.
Hi
Any chance that new vehicles could be considered?
There are over 320 members maxed out on vehicles. Maybe a car with a small dome(lightbulb) on top indicating an ambulance or cop car?
or maybe one with a cross (ambulance) and one with a shield (cops) A fire truck? or a tow truck? or a dump truck? 5 new vehicles would change the max car to the 4.50M mark. That should last 3 year while other vehicles or colors a suggested. Just a thought/suggestion.

Then on Dec 24, I told everyone on this forum topic about it.
I just pulled in with my new Limo and notice that the 320 is now over 550.

I wonder if they're planning on waiting until the entire first page (1000) is on the small red car.
Maybe it's time to follow Ford's example of a couple of years ago and
RETIRE THE RIDE!!
Chopin
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 5:41:28 PM

There are lots of car icons available on the net, like that one:
http://findicons.com/search/car/2
I would like to have that blue one (page 2, last in the first row) or that red "Lamborghini", first in the third row :)
Anyway after 3,000,000 points we do not need a new icons every 250,000 - it's enough every 500,000 - so delete that 3,250,000 crappie icon, most of the GBs don't like anyway.
After 5,000,000 maybe it'd be enough to have a new icon every 1,000,000 ?
scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:54:47 AM

The real reason to be a GB is to help others find the best gas prices. Points are a byproduct.

I still wanna be the piece of glass.
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:43:45 AM

Don't numbers toot your horn more than a graphic.

New comers have to work there way up the ladder.

In order to get to the top someone has to die.

What is the real reason for being a GB?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:17:53 PM

I still wanna be the piece of glass.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 5:49:15 PM

Way too many members are stuck withe the "FOREVER' car. How about something new in GOLD??
Toadman7
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 1:46:47 PM

I am sure as more people reach the 3.25 Million, 3.5 Million, 3.75 Million, 4 Million, so on, new scooters/motorcycles, cars & trucks, etc. will get added for various point totals.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 4:13:08 PM

I guess, then, that if you reach 3,750,00 points you should get, say, an auto hauler; at 4 million points a bus terminal, at 4,5 million points a used car lot, and then at 5 million, maybe a new car dealership icon? After all, you wouldn't want to slap a member in the face with something small, would you.

Seriously, how is an icon, regardless of what it is, a "slap in the face"? I guess I just don't see how or why the icons are so important that there be an absolute requirement for "increase in size".
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:43:46 PM

kwzh - that needed a spew alert. You owe me a new monitor for that one ;-) Good thing I had a bottle of H2O and not hot coffee.
kwzh
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:38:47 PM

"Smaller graphic"? Seriously? What's the real issue here?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 5:48:57 PM

No it doesn't matter. Each member has the option of turning off the avatars in the forums.
TimEum
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 4:02:28 PM

Yes, it matters. The graphic is attached to every message you post and to other places that identify the member to others on Gas Buddy. It is nice to be recognized. It is a "slap in the face" to do good and then be ignored or even penalized by getting a smaller graphic at 3.25 million than you had at 3 million.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:05:36 PM

"Does it really matter after a certain point? Why is it so important to you to be able to distinguish a 3.25 million point member from a 2.25 million point member with a graphic?"

That is the point. If you can't distinguish between a 3.25 million point member from a 2.25 million point member "with a graphic", what's the sense of having a graphic at all? Why not just eliminate the graphic?

(Though that question surely goes against my always being for the status quo of the website and all that it entails.)
Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 4:37:54 PM

Gas_Buddy wrote > Same question as before: If you can pick any graphic/icon want and it can be used to represent whatever you want, then how does anyone know what the graphic/icon means? And if you can't tell what it means, then why even have the graphic/icon?

Does it really matter after a certain point? Why is it so important to you to be able to distinguish a 3.25 million point member from a 2.25 million point member with a graphic?
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 3:01:44 PM

pglaubitz:

"You can choose to display any that you have unlocked..."

Same question as before: If you can pick any graphic/icon want and it can be used to represent whatever you want, then how does anyone know what the graphic/icon means? And if you can't tell what it means, then why even have the graphic/icon?
pglaubitz
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 9:30:03 AM

How 'bout treating the emblem as "achievements" which get unlocked. You can choose to display any that you have unlocked...
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:22:57 PM

At a certain point, do you really need to have more icons?

As TxJeans noted, "Eventually you would run out of new icons that made any sense."

Does anyone (okay, I know that SOMEONE does), but realistically, does anyone really know the difference between what most icons represent? And even if it did, what's the difference? In other discussions on this subject over the years, various members have suggested that members reaching XXXX level should be able to choose their own icons, choose their own colors, etc. If that happened, how would anyone know what an icon represented without noting the "Points" listed below the member's "identifying photo" shown in the discussions?

And if you have to check the "points" to see what level a member is at, why do you even need an icon? I mean, do that many members look at a member's icon to see what points range another member is at (i.e., the other member is between 200,000 and 349,999 points), but not at the actual points indicated? At a certain point, in my opinion, most icons don't make further sense. Unless you're suggesting that the "Points" no longer be listed, and only the icon is used to indicate a member's points level.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 1:10:45 PM

You really didn't answer Celtic Heart's question.
Once you have arrived, you have arrived. No need for car inflation. Eventually you would run out of new icons that made any sense.
UncleRevs
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:12:32 AM

If the highest level's icon was something very special and unique I would change the existing highest level's icon to a new icon and reassign the premium icon to the new highest achievement If you don't keep up with the new high level point total you would surrender the top prize for the new second level recognition. A grace period could be offered for those on the cusp.
CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 8:12:22 AM

UncleRevs, then what happens when the highest goal is again achieved?
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 7:35:26 AM

I still wanna be the piece of glass~
UncleRevs
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 1:25:21 AM

How about a gas tanker truck as the highest level icon?
clww
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 3:04:52 PM

I'm all for a different color, and a different vehicle or icon. I'd be happy with a bull dozer or a skidder.
Chopin
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2013 2:18:08 AM

I am glad to see all positive responses to my topic, since my last post. Hope the GB mods will work it out (and sooner than later). I wish everybody Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that with a New Year and passing 3,500,000 points, I will get the new car icon as well. :)
Isawitcheap
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2013 3:08:28 PM

I sent this to the mods on JULY 7

Hi
Any chance that new vehicles could be considered?
There are over 320 members maxed out on vehicles. Maybe a car with a small dome(lightbulb) on top indicating an ambulance or cop car?
or maybe one with a cross (ambulance) and one with a shield (cops) A fire truck? or a tow truck? or a dump truck? 5 new vehicles would change the max car to the 4.50M mark. That should last 3 year while other vehicles or colors a suggested. Just a thought/suggestion.

Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 12:40:42 PM

No, not too subtle, I saw it in the original post but it wasn't anything to compel me (or apparently anyone else) to reply.
kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 11:36:57 PM

Gee, was it too subtle even after the hint? The sentence in question was "Resistance is useless".
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 9:47:42 PM


I took the "As for the colors -- the existing ones are probably set in stone for now." to mean that GB management would not be considering a change in the car icon colors at any time, such as within our lifetimes, considering the glacial rate at which changes take place on GB.

But the EIA color code _could_ be considered in the same category, although there seems to be no reason for changing it...
kwzh
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:42:27 AM

Nobody? I guess the last sentence in my Oct 29 post was too subtle.
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 4:48:29 AM


EXACTLY! LOL... the EIA color code.

I suppose nobody else picked up on that.
(although I was being absurd as I explained previously.)
Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 4:57:32 PM

GoGo the colors have to do with resistor color bands.
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 5:26:18 AM


@Chopin:
"My currant car icon simple sucks. Before I had
3,250,000 points I had a limousine and I want it
back not the same crappy one, I had with 750,000
points."

Here's a limo for you.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 2:22:08 PM

To go back to the old topics that discussed adding graphics and more points levels, etc., a number of members (almost exclusively new members) suggested animated icons, rotating wheels, changing colors, gifs, etc. This is just a post to agree with kwzh regarding "disapproval of animated icons before that went any further." Because, inevitably, someone else will come along and think that it's a great idea (but, at the same time or in another thread, complain that advertising is intrusive or distracting).
kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 7:09:45 AM

I did guess that it was tongue in cheek, but thought it was more important to express strong disapproval of animated icons before that went any further.

As for the colors -- the existing ones are probably set in stone for now. Resistance is useless.
Chopin
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 12:46:56 AM

My currant car icon simple sucks.

Before I had 3,250,000 points I had a limousine and I want it back not the same crappy one, I had with 750,000 points.

The limousine should stay forever for members with more than 3 Million points, only different color, if necessary (in example introducing gold or black limousines)



[Edited by: Chopin at 10/29/2013 12:52:36 AM EST]
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 6:03:55 PM


No you were not wrong. I was trying to point out the absurdity of changing the points icons when there are so many other bigger problems to fix on GB website.

It seems nobody picked up on my choice of colors either but that's not important.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 1:01:17 AM

I took GoGoGoodyear's suggestion as in jest and didn't respond. Was I wrong?
kwzh
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 11:54:14 PM

> ... animated ...

NO.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 6:58:05 PM

"There should be one car icon with the following color scheme as accumulated points increase:"

Why?
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 5:46:08 AM


No, no, no... you've all got it wrong. There should be one car icon with the following color scheme as accumulated points increase:

No icon 0 - 9999
Black car 10,000 - 34,999
Brown car 35,000 - 99,999
Red car 100,000 - 199,999
Orange car 200,000 - 349,999
Yellow car 350,000 - 499,999
Green car 500,000 - 749,999
Blue car 750,000 - 999,999
Violet car 1,000,000 - 1,249,999
Grey car 1,250,000 - 1,499,999
White car 1,500,000 - 1,749,999
Silver car 1,750,000 - 1,999,999
Gold car 2,000,000 - 2,249,999
Red car with animated silver spinners on wheels 2,250,000 - 2,499,999
Red car with animated gold spinners on wheels 2,500,000 - 2,749,999
Yellow car with animated gold spinners on wheels 2,750,000 - 2,999,999
Gold car with animated gold spinners on wheels 3,000,000 - 3,249,999
Gold car with blinking headlights and animated gold spinners on wheels 3,250,000 or More

And of course the bus for GB employees ;)
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