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Postby paleonaps » July 5th, 2010, 5:40 pm

I have a few questions about Exalted Members.
How do you become one? I know it has to do with wiki editing and gallery posting, but I would like further elaboration.
How are medals assigned? (Like, do you have to double whatever you did to become one to get another medal?)
Do they have any powers in the forum greater than regular members?
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby AlphaTauri » July 5th, 2010, 5:55 pm

Basically to become an exalted member, all you have to do is either: a) dump a whole bunch of pictures on the image gallery (what I did) or b) dump all your notes onto the wiki (you practically have to write a whole wiki page).

I don't think you have any extra powers, other than being known as someone who contributed a lot of useful stuff.
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby paleonaps » July 5th, 2010, 6:02 pm

I basically have- I made a muscle picture page, with a bunch of links to pictures. I don't know if that counts though because it wasn't on the main anatomy page.
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby brobo » July 6th, 2010, 6:21 am

Rules of exalted members:
A) Contribute a lot.
B) A picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore, you could argue that uploading pictures to the image gallery is an easier way to get medals. I think most exalted members got their medals that way. Remember that you have to upload the pictures to the image gallery, not the wiki. Wiki pictures don't count.
C) There is no set number of things you need to do to get x amount of medals. Its more based on quality of stuff you do, and what type of mood the admin/mod is in at the time.
D) Getting exalted does nothing but give you a shiny medal under your username. Nothing else.
E) If you ask for a medal, you don't get one, and
F) If you get a medal and make a big deal of it, you get into trouble.

Luckily, I have never seen rule E and F in action, but thats what I've heard. Also people have gotten into trouble for changing their avatar to the medals, but use some common sense and don't do it.
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby amerikestrel » July 6th, 2010, 6:48 am

robodude wrote:D) Getting exalted does nothing but give you a shiny medal under your username. Nothing else.

gh wrote:Well, Exalted User does have some kind of extra forum powers, but I can't remember what they were (think it had to do with edits, dunno).

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Re: Exalted Members

Postby starpug » July 6th, 2010, 7:04 am

Exalted members are members who have made significant contributions to scioly, be it in the wiki, image gallery, or in coding stuff for the site (tehkubix is the one who coded the score tracker and that is where he got his third exalted medal from)

There is no magic number of helpful edits to the the wiki or pictures added to the gallery that will get you a medal. Simply, if you want a medal you should simply be as helpful as you can around the site, upload detailed pictures of your devices and contribute to the wiki (we could use some new pages for the new events for this coming year). If you don't get a medal even though you've practically provided blue prints for your building devices and put together a list of all the birds on the nationals list on the wiki with pictures, and you still don't receive a medal, be patient, begging will ensure you don't get a medal. If you just wait quietly and keep contributing you will be noticed soon enough and receive the recognition you deserve.

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Re: Exalted Members

Postby brobo » July 6th, 2010, 7:21 am

amerikestrel wrote:
robodude wrote:D) Getting exalted does nothing but give you a shiny medal under your username. Nothing else.

gh wrote:Well, Exalted User does have some kind of extra forum powers, but I can't remember what they were (think it had to do with edits, dunno).

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Nope, exalted members don't have any powers at all, unless its super secret and very well hidden. I don't know of any new powers, so you'll have to ask gh.
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby gh » July 7th, 2010, 5:49 am

See that? Contradicting me again.
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If you are looking to give help or get help:
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Don't forget the Image Gallery, the OBB Archive, and the list of Exalted User medals.

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Re: Exalted Members

Postby brobo » July 7th, 2010, 1:27 pm

Whats the super power that exalted members get then? I never noticed anything new... :?
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby Dark Sabre » July 9th, 2010, 6:03 pm

starpug wrote:Exalted members are members who have made significant contributions to scioly, be it in the wiki, image gallery, or in coding stuff for the site (tehkubix is the one who coded the score tracker and that is where he got his third exalted medal from)

There is no magic number of helpful edits to the the wiki or pictures added to the gallery that will get you a medal. Simply, if you want a medal you should simply be as helpful as you can around the site, upload detailed pictures of your devices and contribute to the wiki (we could use some new pages for the new events for this coming year). If you don't get a medal even though you've practically provided blue prints for your building devices and put together a list of all the birds on the nationals list on the wiki with pictures, and you still don't receive a medal, be patient, begging will ensure you don't get a medal. If you just wait quietly and keep contributing you will be noticed soon enough and receive the recognition you deserve.

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Yep.

There is a list of like 6 or 7 people who will probably be getting one and it just hasn't happened yet. Don't ask if you are on it ;)

Exalteds may or may not have a few random privs. I think there was a time when they didn't have a flood limit and everyone else did, stuff like that. There are no "powers" associated with the rank...anyone with powers automatically graduates to some other rank and loses exalted/medals.

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Re: Exalted Members

Postby paleonaps » July 24th, 2010, 10:08 am

Also, if I were to become a wiki mod (extremely unlikely as of now), would there be any way for me to display my status as an exalted member(which I would have been if I were a wiki mod, I assume) instead, or is the highest ranking group the only one that is visible?
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Postby Dark Sabre » July 24th, 2010, 1:13 pm

You would still be part of the Exalted member usergroup, but the rank (stars and medals combination) would change to that of the wikimod (stars and no medals). This isn't a technical necessity in terms of how the forum works, any rank can be combined with any usergroup, but rather that you are trading recognition for responsibility.

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Postby starpug » July 24th, 2010, 1:22 pm

Dark Sabre wrote:You would still be part of the Exalted member usergroup, but the rank (stars and medals combination) would change to that of the wikimod (stars and no medals). This isn't a technical necessity in terms of how the forum works, any rank can be combined with any usergroup, but rather that you are trading recognition for responsibility.

Yes lots of responsibilities :ugeek:. Your life will consist entirely of making sure the wiki is in tip top shape.

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Re: Exalted Members

Postby paleonaps » July 24th, 2010, 6:25 pm

Dark Sabre wrote:You would still be part of the Exalted member usergroup, but the rank (stars and medals combination) would change to that of the wikimod (stars and no medals). This isn't a technical necessity in terms of how the forum works, any rank can be combined with any usergroup, but rather that you are trading recognition for responsibility.

What do you mean by that last part?
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Re: Exalted Members

Postby zyzzyva980 » July 24th, 2010, 6:28 pm

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