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Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by Devor, May 15, 2019.

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  1. Ooo, that was clever.
     
  2. Ned Marcus

    Ned Marcus Minstrel

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    Please drop 'Scribbler.' I can't imagine many people being comfortable with being labelled as a scribbler. And I'm not sure about Maester either. To be honest, I quite like most of the existing ones. I have no idea what an Istar is.

    Myth Weaver sounds cool.
     
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  3. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    I've never thought much about the rankings and have no sense of the hierarchy. If I'm wondering whether a person is a noob or an ancient, I just look at the numbers. Between comments, likes, and trophies, I get a fairly good idea of where they stand as a member of the community.

    I'll be content with whatever changes are made or unmade.
     
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  4. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    Scribbler can be turned into scribe. I personally like maester. I think a Martin reference is deserved.
     
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  5. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I personally like Scribbler. But we could change it to maybe Folklorist, which would go with Minstrel and Troubadour, if that's what people want.
     
  6. pmmg

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    Well, I have given this some thought.... I think a theme is important and it seems the power that be want to use titles from well known fantasy works. I don't feel I know enough fantasy titles and how they fit together without doing a bit of work so, I will pass on that to someone more motivated. I also did not know what an Istari was. They appear to be a set of wizards or mystic helpers in LOTR.

    I would suggest that posts in a forum do not equate to any skill at writing in particular, so I would try a forum related theme, one appears below:

    Forum Boarder

    Newb
    Amateur
    Pro
    Master
    Sage
    Scribe
    Mythic Scribe

    Wiritng Theme

    Novice
    Journeyman
    Ink Spiller
    Scribe
    Poet
    Skald
    Master
    Scribe Laureate
    Mythic Scribe


    Mythic Scribes Theme:

    Acolyte
    Apprentice
    Journeyman
    Scribe
    Master
    Poet
    writer
    Mystagogue
    Grand Master
    Scribal Lord
    Sage
    Istari
    Mythic Scribe


    Though, to be honest, I don't feel a need to change these, and if they do change, I be fine with whatever it is. I favor the ones that already have a site feel to them. I don't like shadow lord and dark lord as they have not much to do with the other titles, and I am not a fan of maester, but ill be happy to look at it when I am at Mythic scribe and looking back ;) I do think the last one should be mythic scribe though.
     
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  7. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Thanks for the suggestions pmmgpmmg.

    I could see Novice, Scribe, Poet and Scald. Scribe Laureate might be pushing it, but I'm not sure. I can't imagine using Newb, Amateur and Pro. Pro, especially, refers to a writer who's making money at it. That's not a title I think we can hand out for fun.

    We'll see what others think.
     
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  8. Ned Marcus

    Ned Marcus Minstrel

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    Scribe sounds good.
     
  9. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    If anyone has any last minute feedback on this now would be the time. As Black Dragon posted earlier, we're hoping to close the discussion by tomorrow morning and make a final decision soon after.
     
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