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How can someone who registered 5 years ago be a New Member?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Stuart Wright, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Since 'New' is a word which means a time relative to now, it's not an appropriate title to use indefinitely. Should new members be automatically promoted to Member after a certain amount of time?
    Problem with this is that there is no incentive to participate in the forums to progress from new member to member.
    Does anyone have any alternative methods of titling members?
    Jeffin likes this.
  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    I think they may be a new member due to the amount of trophy points they have.
  3. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Yes I know. What I'm stating is that the term 'new member' is not an appropriate title for someone who is not a new member. They registered 5 years ago.
    oman likes this.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you considered changing the titles?

    I use "Browser" rather than "New Member".
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I use Leecher for user having 0-30 post.
  6. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    That's better. That will do if and when someone comes up with something better.
    Do they become a Member after posting once, then?
  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Why not simply do away with the 'New' and make them a Member to start with; having progressive titles based on time / posts thereafter using usergroup promotions.

    Or would that conflict with your existing set-up?
  8. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Ive also switched mine to "Novitiate"

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