I reckon we need more medals, more of them and more variety. So far less than ten Forumosans have medals. Perhaps the chief medal awarder does not want to cheapen their value by handing them out like M&Ms but on the other hand if hardly anyone has one…
Thing is there is only two medals to choose from; grumpy and dude. How about some other kinds of medal?
What additional medals could we have?
I think we could have a Mr or Ms. range to suit the personalities of regulars on the boards. For example, Fred Smith defintely needs a Mr. Politics medal. Even if you don’t agree with his views you can’t deny he lives for the stuff. Others could include Mr. Flame King (who fits that bill?), Mr. Webhead for the posters who display an impressive knowledge of Internet/PC.
This would also have the advantage of alerting others to someone’s ‘specialty’ if you wanted to PM someone on a particular subject when you need help or advice. Of course, before medals are conferred the chief medal awarder would need to ask if it was all right to give the medal. Some people might not want to be so visible.
This could tie in nicely with the titles thing. Mr. could be upgraded to Dr. Sir, Right Honorable, Lord etc. depending on number of posts or whether or not Chief Medal Awarder feels an upgrade is deserved/needed.
Just a thought. What do you think?