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Name Rater Apprentices
« on: July 25, 2016, 20:29 »
I'm uncertain as to whether or not this is a good idea, considering how many bad nicknames there are, but if anyone can prove they're educated and capable enough to leave a decent brief critique, I don't see why one person should have all the nicknames dumped onto him.

So I was thinking that more people should be added to the team. That way, names would be rated faster, thereby allowing more people to submit their Nicknames and heave them rated, and there would be less work for everyone.

The 'new hires' would either send reviews for specific names to the Name Rater, where he could approve/dismiss them and post the rating as his own, or they would just do it themselves.

There would have to be certain criteria that would need to be addressed of course:

Can they differentiate between a good name and a bad one (obviously)?
In the case of a decent name, can they write a good, brief review of it?
And in the case of a bad name, can they explain what is wrong with it.
And in the case of especially bad names, can they demonstrate the appropriate amount of Name Rater cruelty?

These traits would have to be evaluated, but I think that this might be a good idea. Thoughts?

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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 21:02 »
I'm uncertain as to whether or not this is a good idea, considering how many bad nicknames there are, but if anyone can prove they're educated and capable enough to leave a decent brief critique, I don't see why one person should have all the nicknames dumped onto him.

So I was thinking that more people should be added to the team. That way, names would be rated faster, thereby allowing more people to submit their Nicknames and heave them rated, and there would be less work for everyone.

The 'new hires' would either send reviews for specific names to the Name Rater, where he could approve/dismiss them and post the rating as his own, or they would just do it themselves.

There would have to be certain criteria that would need to be addressed of course:

Can they differentiate between a good name and a bad one (obviously)?
In the case of a decent name, can they write a good, brief review of it?
And in the case of a bad name, can they explain what is wrong with it.
And in the case of especially bad names, can they demonstrate the appropriate amount of Name Rater cruelty?

These traits would have to be evaluated, but I think that this might be a good idea. Thoughts?
I'd love to rate nicknames! I'm the name master! The only reason my insults aren't "name rater cruelty" in my nickname rating thread is because of the forum rules (don't want to break the rules by being nasty! ;))
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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 21:36 »
we had a competition for this years back and boy it ended badly




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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 21:37 »
I'm hopeless at coming up with nicknames. I once gave a Bidoof the nickname Bakana Baka, which means stupid idiot in Japanese.
See for yourself ばかなばか.

The nickname works though, Bidoof does look a little stupid.


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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 21:53 »
Be honest! Who thinks I'd make a good name rater?
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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 21:56 »
I mean in theory it sounds like a good idea, but in all honesty if someone was the right person for it, I think Joeno or another admin would've approached them by now about it. Plus shaymin said that the last contest that happened ended horribly, so I don't think it'll happen.

The only reason my insults aren't "name rater cruelty" in my nickname rating thread is because of the forum rules (don't want to break the rules by being nasty!)

The actual name rater insults people quite easily without breaking forum rules. It's all about being witty and sarcastic instead of being flat out nasty.

Be honest! Who thinks I'd make a good name rater?

And this is just asking for someone to start a flame war.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 22:23 »
The actual name rater insults people quite easily without breaking forum rules. It's all about being witty and sarcastic instead of being flat out nasty.
I'm sure I've seen him swear. If so, how come he can swear and we can't?

And this is just asking for someone to start a flame war.
Is it?
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 22:27 »
It's a forum rule that anything past Hell/Damn is too far.
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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 22:42 »
 
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Lmao the Name Rater slated me for slagging off the Welsh because I called my Grumpig Mochyn aha.


 Definitely could do with some volunteers though to help things go along since the actual Name Rater/s must have their own lives to attend to with jobs and commitments.

 Ngl, I'd be happy to help since I've been here for ages and it'll be nice to put something back into the site instead of talking about the gym on RR.

 Idk, Papa J would probably want to know the person irl in case they go off the rails and start throwing some serious shade at all the kids submitting nicknames since it'll be bad for the site for someone to be called something horrendous because a volunteer came home drunk one night and thought it was hilarious.

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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2016, 07:48 »
As you may expect, we don't comment on any behind the screens work of the name rater.

Here's something to talk about though: If you exclude yourself, which other member would do well as name rater?
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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 15:06 »
not to blow my own horn but id be happy to help considering the act of actually emulating my favourite brand of snark would ironically help me vent those emotions out

now that also said, sorry for throwing you under the bus, sylar, but sylar would also be similarly awesome at it




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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 15:59 »
a volunteer came home drunk one night and thought it was hilarious.

I mean that wouldn't be too much of a problem for me atm curse drinking laws in the US

Here's something to talk about though: If you exclude yourself, which other member would do well as name rater?

I didn't think I would be the best choice in the world in the first place. Muhed if he was more active here would be a good choice imo because his sarcasm and wit is as sharp as an aegislash. Poison also wouldn't be a bad choice either.
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Re: Name Rater Apprentices
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2016, 16:17 »
i think muhed/raven (am i thinking of the same person??????? we just don't know) has responsibilities on other sites. but then again my garbage brain may be getting mixed up.

idk tho i'd certainly like to help out. i guess i could bring a confused/apathetic kind of "i can't believe you made me read this with my own two eyes" vibe.

as for other members, i think poison and sirblaziken would be good choices, depending on the kind of humour you're aiming for, or any of the older members who've been around forever that still come on i guess




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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2016, 16:28 »
^Muhed and Raven are the same person yes. I kinda wish he was able to be more active because it's almost as if him and the name rater are blood. Thanks for the compliment though.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2016, 16:34 »
then again my garbage brain may be getting mixed up.

I get a little mixed up with a few things myself from time to time.


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