Quick way to find out Ajahs?

Discussion in 'Ask the White Tower' started by Laniaden Ailoy, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Laniaden Ailoy

    Laniaden Ailoy

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    I would love for there to be something attached to members profiles that you let's you see what Ajah, etc. they are a member of. As far as I have discovered, there is nothing that lets you see that without either asking the person in question or going to the Who's Who list and trying to find them on the separate Ajah lists.
     
  2. Anika Forsyn

    Anika Forsyn Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Mostly it's just in our Sigs. /shrug.
     
  3. Eluial Aldaran

    Eluial Aldaran Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    I believe you can view the who's who list alphabetically by name (instead of broken down into Ajah). Hrm, actually, instead of saying "I believe" gonna go check it out now.

    Indeed! http://library.tarvalon.net/index.php?title=Category:TarValon.Net_Aes_Sedai

    However, you're right that it still requires you to consult the list, and is therefore slower than a tag under someone's name would be. But I find that you can usually tell by signatures. Either they'll say it outright there or you can make an educated guess based on the color schemes used.
     
  4. Zimone Zarasri

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Well instead of looking through a long list you could search for the person? Goes quite a bit faster! If you're looking at the who's who the search field is to the left :)
     
  5. Ninya Evoneigh

    Ninya Evoneigh Super Cool Kid Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    For what it's worth I'd kind of like an affiliation/rank field on profiles too, especially because there are a lot of people who have titles other than their rank above their avatar, and don't have their rank in their sig, either. It would reduce confusion a lot.
     
  6. Sarramy Valtiele

    Sarramy Valtiele Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    I agree with this actually. On the previous board we used to be able to see the groups someone belonged in on their profile, I liked that. I think I read somewhere that it isn't possible with this software but I do think it would be REALLY nice if there was SOMETHING to make it easier to see who is with what group.
     
  7. Kitan Tataru

    Kitan Tataru Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    I agree with Sarramy!
     
  8. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    If it matters at all, I agree too! Sometimes it's hard to tell if someone is an Aes Sedai as well because of titles under the name... But I just err on the side of caution and Sedai everyone! :lol
     
  9. Lenore Carvoe

    Lenore Carvoe Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    I agree with Ninya and Sarramy, too. Perhaps it can be stated within the rank, so that it says Affiliation Rank (Blue Aes Sedai, DM Gaidin, Red Accepted, VC Soldier).
     
  10. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    When I saw this thread the other day, I started looking into ways to implement an affiliation tag, of sorts, for users. Our user display pages need lots of work actually, and this would probably be done whenever that gets overhauled. For now and the immediate future, I would suggest just going to the Library (there's a link in the main menu even) and check out the Who's Who.

    Lenore - I want to nip your suggestion in the bud. It's not bad, necessarily. But to clarify for you (and anyone else who wonders why we don't do that), it will not happen. The amount of backend work that would be required to implement and apply your particular suggestion is would be huge, and I am unwilling to put that onto Technology. In addition to the workload, TarValon.Net already has a rather long, convoluted hierarchy of usergroups and titles to get the user experience as close as we could to what it was in phpBB3. Adding in ranks for each Ajah, Company, and aspiration - absolutely not happening. A second rank field (or an affiliation option on user profiles) would be much more realistic.
     
  11. Lenore Carvoe

    Lenore Carvoe Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Yeah, I thought so, Erin. I didn't know, though, that a second field would be an option. If so, perhaps people can fill out that information on their own?
     
  12. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Mistress of Novices & Recruits

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    An Affiliation spot on the profile page where you can put personal information yourself is also possible. I can see people being lazy and not filling it in, but people who wanted to could.

    I'll bring it up at our next admin meeting and bump this thread when I have an answer.
     
  13. Laniaden Ailoy

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    hahah! yes we know Rae - you even call Gaidin 'Sedai! :lol :rofl:facepalm:rofl
     
  14. Laniaden Ailoy

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Thanks for looking into it!

     
  15. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Aw shoot. I was soooooo hoping that faux pas could fade into obscurity. :$
     
  16. Elorenya d'Rahien

    Elorenya d'Rahien Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Thank you for the official Technology stance, Erin Sedai! Would it be possible to have a second field akin to Location, that allows for custom text to be entered that is displayed on both the profile page and the forums themselves?
     
  17. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Now I'm wondering who had the avatar so ambigious you couldn't tell
     
  18. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    Well Toral Gaidin, unfortunately it was not an ambiguous avatar, it was a lack of attention to detail on my part. I typed "Belgareth SEDAI" instead of Belgareth GAIDIN. :facepalm Not my proudest moment. :$
     
  19. Kyla Sterling

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    Awww, but it's fun and memorable! When you're getting your Senior Member gold merit (ie. 5 years of being Aes Sedai) I'm sure someone will bring it up!
    :look




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  20. Tree alRotture

    Tree alRotture Aes Sedai

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    Re: Quick way to find out Ajah's?

    And furthermore, this is what keeps our boys humble! Its necessary and timeless. Nothing to be embarrassed about!
    *gives Raeviendha a cookie*