I just learned the importance, or incentive, of trust level for this site/forum. As a community wouldn’t it be beneficial for more to gain trust level 3 or “regular” status? I know the admins on this site have mentioned wanting to grow the community. I think finding a way to incentivize members to reach trust level 3 would bring more interaction from the community.
In my online experience other forums have a similar ranking system of members. Usually they’re named after something related to the forum. For example a forum about aviation: trainee, co pilot, pilot, captain. Maybe we can do the same here? Instead of Visitor, Member, Regular and Leader we can use Cub, Coog, Cougar, and Shasta’s Guard. (I’m sure someone that’s actually creative can come up with better ideas.) It would also help if our rankings were visible to other uses without needing to click on our profiles. I only found out about this by noticing the locked lounge at the end of the page.
The remainder of this post will be a question directed at the admin and in hopes begins a discussion about spreading the awareness of this site.
What are the ongoing efforts to increase UH alumni access and use to this forum?
I ask because I only found out about this site a few months back when I noticed @pray10 twitter handle had a link. Why don’t more people use this method? (I myself didn’t do so until I thought about this question.) I would love to hear from other UH alumni about the direction of the programs listed on our board. I would also love to increase the diversity when it comes to graduation dates. I confidently believe I’m the youngest alumni posting on this forum, I attended UH during the Keenum era.
If we want to grow the presence of UH in the college landscape, City of Houston, and more importantly the State of Texas why not help shed light on a forum dedicated to discussing all things UH? Just an idea: if anyone comes in contact with the Scott and Holman Pawdcast creators why not ask them to give a blurb about coogfans at the end or beginning of each pawdcast?