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Removing GM Stars next to board name


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Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as FAQ candidate.

Is there a way to remove the titles and/or GM stars that appear next to your name when you post in PFSociety forums?

I looked through my profile options and didn't see anyway to do that.

/edit Should have been more clear. Can we have a way to remove GM stars and titles that appear next to our name on the forums?


no it's an automatic recognition

Osirion

It should only be in PFS forums and not others.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The GM stars and Venture-Officer titles only show up in the PFS forum. In other forums, you'll get the normal tags.

Grand Lodge

Yes, I know. Thanks for your comments.

Just wondering if we could get a way as users to REMOVE all of the titles and stars next to our names.

Osirion

I would think that the web support team may have an answer for you. I'd try the Website feedback message board section and see if you get an answer there.

Grand Lodge

Flagged to move to new forum.

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

We don't support custom settings for when to display that stuff right now, though it's something we've thought about.

Grand Lodge

It would be appreciated. Maybe just an on/off switch like you have for Private Messages.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Tales Subscriber

Out of curiosity, why would this be something a forumite would want? Is there some benefit to turning off your titles and/or GM stats. I guess I just don't see the need.

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I'm sure it would be for some nefarious purpose. Otherwise they would have said why they wanted this in the first place.

Edit: Oops, forgot: :-D

Lantern Lodge

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sveden wrote:

Yes, I know. Thanks for your comments.

Just wondering if we could get a way as users to REMOVE all of the titles and stars next to our names.

Just an interesting topic, I actually could care less if the option were or were not available, but I perceive that it is kind of a privacy issue.

Very real situation if you are involved in financial dealings that go sour with someone who knows you are on this site, a banner such as my current one implies I have the liquid assets to fork over money to paizo every month.


TwilightKnight wrote:
Out of curiosity, why would this be something a forumite would want? Is there some benefit to turning off your titles and/or GM stats. I guess I just don't see the need.

Maybe the GM star thing seems too much like a willy-waving contest. E.g. "Why should I believe you over him? You only have one star and he has three!"

Just speculatin'. :-)

Lantern Lodge

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Everyone knows It isn't the number of stars, its the shape of the constellation they form...


Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
TwilightKnight wrote:
Out of curiosity, why would this be something a forumite would want? Is there some benefit to turning off your titles and/or GM stats. I guess I just don't see the need.

More choice is nearly always a good thing.

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It doesnt really bug me as such but when I first began posting here it seemed odd to me that if I wanted to post on the forums I was forced to reveal to everyone else how much money I spent with Paizo each month.

(It's less of an issue now you can have an alias as your default avatar - or now I've learnt you can do that anyway),

Grand Lodge

Would love to see this option in the next upgrade/update.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

TwilightKnight wrote:
Out of curiosity, why would this be something a forumite would want? Is there some benefit to turning off your titles and/or GM stats. I guess I just don't see the need.

Interestingly enough, I've had two different people harass/insult me just because I have "RPG Superstar" next to my name. They disagreed with my opinions on who-knows-what and wrote things like "you may be an 'RPG Superstar', but you sure don't know [BLAH]" and "I can't believe you actually think that; but then I'm a mere mortal, maybe one day I can be a 'Superstar' like you". (Lest there be any confusion, I've never used that status to try and give weight to my position in a discussion - these folks brought it up themselves.)

I can't speak for sveden's motives in particular, but I'm sure he has his reasons.

Cheliax Owner - Enchanted Grounds

Yeah, I used to post a lot more frequently in business discussion threads (stuff about Amazon, release dates, FLGS treatment, etc.). I liked those discussions, sometimes. Then I got the "Owner - Enchanted Grounds" tag and was regularly getting dinged for having a biased opinion. I, of course, think that was not the case, but that's not really defensible when I have that tag.

I stopped posting in those threads, or even reading them.

I like my stars, though. If I'm in the PFS forum, I'm not sure why I wouldn't want them. It shows how much I contribute to my area, and I don't think that's a bad thing to show.


yeah i recall a conversation on a forum way back where it was stated "just because you an X star GM"

I buy all my stuff from my FLGS anyway, but i wouldnt want what i purchase displayed

Grand Lodge

Thank so very much for removing the stars next to my name!

Is there a toggle switch somewhere or am I the only lucky one?

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

Actually, it's probably a bug. We'll investigate.

Grand Lodge

Just realized my post may have sounded sarcastic if you read only that post.

I am happy about the change.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

I also noticed several VO's had reverted to old aliases, both on PFS boards and our Private VO boards. Didn't notice stars (besides them moving along with titles moving)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Why'd the stars move to the left of our user name? blech.

p.s. I love the tabs up top.

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

We rolled out a major rewrite of our messageboards code today, and things will be wonky for awhile as things get cleaned up. This thread is where I'll post updates as things straighten out.

Grand Lodge

Whoops spoke too soon. Looks like the star hiding was a bug.

Sveden sits on his hands and waits patiently


Any chance of getting control over what displays next to our names? Stars, subscriber levels etc?

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

Our todo list is pretty long at this point and this is kind of far down on it.

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