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Jyxz 8 years ago
  I think since there are going to be no more official levels we really need a new level category: Acknowledged: meaning that a level is solvable and fun to optimize but not quite original enough to be accepted. I have always found the most fun in levels that have around 5-8 targets but are so hard they take me hours to solve... then there are levels that present no challenge at all and certainly no original challenge, but I know they are great for the more active players who love to optimize, however I find with so many of them the levels that have a lot of time and genius thrown into them tend to get lost in the clutter. I dunno if what I'm saying make sense but I'm just trying to start the discussion, I'll add more thoughts later.

Edit: Anyone should be able to edit acknowledged levels until are refined enough to be accepted... then accepted levels I think shouldn't be allowed to be edited at all, trusted or not.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Elevator (BLockoban), Sory admins, I forgot to write UNF. Now it's really done...
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Hey Jyxz it's good to have you back you have been missed. Hope you realize that if you hadn't been gone for so long it wouldn't be so hard to catch up.
Jyxz 8 years ago
  So on a lighter note... I solved over 100 blockoban levels today, around 200 if you count the ones from after midnight last night. =)

So I was trying to make it to <1000 levels unsolved, while oldmtnguy was accepting new levels! I had to work hard to solve faster then he could accept them. =)
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Wow wow, take it easy! What do ya mean??
magnacumlaud 8 years ago
  Do U have any other PROBLEMS ?????
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  So you need skills, be trusted by admins et cetera?
Ferrari12 8 years ago
  I'd also like to point out, trusted members don't have to be selected by the game creator. Admin level 1s can also add trusted members. E.g. I added Kiethy342 as trusted in JG2 some time ago.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Oh Ok then :/
AK 8 years ago
  Great explanation OMG!

Basically, trusted members are members that are able to be trusted by the admins of the game, or admin of this site (JP). That's the short version.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  They were chosen by jp and his administrators as they were needed for exhibiting the level of character that I mentioned. And I'm not saying that nobody else deserves to be trusted. If jp feels that more trusted members are required then I'm sure that more will be appointed.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  How to be trusted then? How did people become Trusted?
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Let me explain about a trusted member. Being a trusted member is not an award. A trusted member has access to and the ability to edit his/her own uploaded levels. A trusted member has no access to other players levels except to play.
The position of trusted member was created to allow for small editing changes normally done by an administrator. Such as spelling corrections in the title or changing of difficulty category. The levels could also be modified if there was an error in design. This is where the term trusted comes into play. If a level is changed so as to make the current scores impossible,then an administrator needs to be called to reset the affected scores. If this happens too often it adds too much confusion to the game. That is why a member is trusted not to make unnecessary changes. If every member was allowed to change their own levels whenever they felt like it, the game would be thrown into chaos. That is why most of the changes are left up to an administrator.
Qualifications to be a trusted member are being a good proven designer, not submitting unproven or unacceptable levels, not causing unnecessary conflict, an excellent knowledge of the game and how it works, a concern for excellence in the game and a proven mature attitude.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  I made 10 levels, be in Designer List...
lmr 8 years ago
  Ah gee Ak,
I don't qualify by your criteria. 106 levels made, rated 49(in top 50) but slightly below top ten designers.
AK 8 years ago
  Yeah, but those are the bare MINIMUM things you have to do to be trusted. If I had a game, and wanted to make people trusted, it might be harder, say 40 levels made, in the top 50, and in the top 10 spots on the designers list.

But that's only me. The requirements will differ depending on the person and the game.
chris3000 8 years ago
  I think i've done all those tasks.
AK 8 years ago
  You'd.... make me trusted? 8D

Actually, I don't think I deserve it yet. I think trusted members should be in top 100, be in the designers list, and have made at least 10 levels.

I'll try for those. :)
CamoDragoon 8 years ago
  Congratulations small on becoming a Blockoban Addict! :)
azz 8 years ago
  Does anyone think i should be trusted?
Judging by the comments on some of my levels i think people like them.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  I have contacted jp about the button option, building packs and the possibility of new trusted members. I am waiting to hear what his opinion is. I will let you know as soon as possible.
SimonM 8 years ago
  I'll make packs with the levels from every category
I'm trusted so I can edit them when I want.
Ferrari12 8 years ago
  Yeah, if you could add some new trusted members that would be great.
oldmanrob 8 years ago
  As F12 pointed out the simplest way to solve the problem would be to trust AK.
Ferrari12 8 years ago
  OMG: I think if you don't evaluate the pack, AK can update it freely, but when it's not an approved pack, few people will play it. If you accept the pack only you and the other admins can update it, the pack creator can also update it, but only if he's a trusted member, which AK ain't. Third, you can accept it and then leave it unfinished, but that would be kind of boring.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  @AK I'll check into what can be done in regards to updating the pack. As far as I know, a pack can only be accepted or rejected. It can't be marked to be edited.
chris3000 8 years ago
  I took a break from this for a week, so I gotta catch up tomorrow or the next day.
AK 8 years ago
  It seems I can't edit the pack after it being accepted. Admins, do you think you could add the new kids levels every day? Or should we just keep it as an unfinished pack?
AK 8 years ago
  Just try to beat all the levels in my new Kids pack!

And while you're at it, also try to beat other's scores too!
Daft_Punk 8 years ago
  I still have 102 levels to beat until I get the award! :T

(*sighs*)

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jp 11 years ago
  sound on / off added (burfy's feedback).
16 official levels now. All levels are great. I must say I'm a big fan of Psychotronic's levels (thx Psycho). When a level is "only" accepted, it doesn't mean it will not be official one day, it's just I'm not sure for now.
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