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How To Change User Titles

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by pafindr, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. pafindr

    pafindr Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: South FL
    User Titles are based on a ladder system and there are three ways to have a user title.
    1. Become a Supporter, Sponsor, or Business Sponsor
    2. Join a User Group
    3. Do nothing

    #1 Become a Supporter, Sponsor, or Business Sponsor
    ScubaBoard FAQ - ScubaBoard
    Once you become a Supporter/Sponsor you can change your User Title to anything you like (as long as it's within our ToS)

    #2 User Groups
    If a user joins a User Group their User Title will reflect a hierarchy based on a diver's achievement.
    Example: If a user joins the User Groups Dive shop, Instructor, and Photographer their User Title will display Dive Shop.
    You can join a User Group by hovering over your user name in the top right of your screen then select Join User Groups in the menu.

    #3 Do Nothing
    If you don't become a Supporter/Sponsor or don't join a user group your User Title is based on your post count.

    Garibaldi 0
    Angel Fish 5
    Nassau Grouper 70
    Barracuda 200
    Manta Ray 500
    Loggerhead Turtle 1250
    Great White 3000
    Orca 5000
    Giant Squid 10000
    Blue Whale 15000
    Kraken 30000
  2. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I just noticed my title has changed from one of the critters to Solo Diver???
  3. pafindr

    pafindr Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: South FL
    Yes that would mean you joined the group Solo Divers at some point.
    If you leave the group you would have the name of either one of the other groups you have joined or if you're not in any group you would have a fish name.
    To leave a group hover over your name in the top right of your screen and select Join User Group. You can then click Leave User Group within the menu.
  4. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I guess I joined it ages ago so I could see whatever useful info is there. So I can't access the information in the solo divers forum anymore without getting the label "solo diver"? Not that there's anything wrong with that... :wink: But I'm actually not, unless you count diving with a photographer.
    BenjaminF and FireFishII like this.
  5. oya

    oya Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Akumal, MX
    So I am a member of a couple of usergroups... but none of them is "Dive Shop" anymore.

    Can I stick with Rebreather Pilot?
  6. FishDiver

    FishDiver Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Davis, CA
    I had the same question. I decided to count diving with photographers as "Solo Diving". ;-)
    pauldw likes this.
  7. boat sju

    boat sju Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Haslett, Michigan
    This needs changed. I saw in a thread someone taking a bit of offense to being labeled a "DIR practitioner" and now I see why I have the "solo diver" label. There are some negative connotations having been given these labels.
  8. RandomGuy1

    RandomGuy1 Contributor

    I don't want to leave the DIR practitioner group, as I find there is some useful information in there that applies to my diving, but I am not really a DIR practitioner. This system needs to be changed.
    drinksfromtap likes this.
  9. Mr Carcharodon

    Mr Carcharodon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California
    This is pretty much the reaction I had. I'm not anti DIR, or pro DIR, but think there are some interesting things that are worthy of discussion. How exactly does that make me a DIR practitioner? To automatically get tagged as something you are not is somewhere between annoying and useless. It is even more annoying that it can not be changed by the end user that is affected. I solo dive which is most assuredly not DIR. But the bots on this site don't seem to know that.
  10. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    It's a silly system. It's even sillier for the solution to not having groups titles to be either bow out of the groups or pay for membership.

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