There were a few problems with this though, mainly the factual inaccuracy in calling the group 'veterans', when clearly it contained members who weren't vets.
This group has now been renamed and revamped, and will now be known across the forums as the Elite Members.
The elite members group contains hand-picked members, including true veterans of the forum. The veterans are members who I either knew before these forums were started, or those who joined within the first few weeks of our existence (the only active vet left now is Spaz).
Other members making up the elite are chosen because:
- They show a decent level of maturity around the forums
- They contribute a lot (this doesn't mean just having a high post count, but making sure many of their posts are useful, funny and/or informative
- They have been here for at least a year
So what sort of privileges do the elite members get I hear you ask. Well, they get:
- Increased PM Storage
- Increased post attachment storage
- Ability to delete their own topics/posts
- Ability to remove the 'Edited by' line when editing a post
- Ability to avoid flood control on searching and posting
- Can change display name twice per month instead of just once
- Access to the Elite Members forum - which contains a more mature level of discussion and topics of a more sensitive nature (stuff that'll burn your eyes)
ELITE MEMBER HISTORY
ADDITIONS MADE: November 2006 (initial group)
Slavik Von Stockholm
Spaz The Great