Published on August 14th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley
What The Heck is Artron?
Fans of classic Doctor Who will know that Artron Energy is a key aspect of a Time Lord’s existence; the more he has, the stronger he will be in certain life and death situations, such as, well, fighting Chancellor Goth in the Matrix.
If we cast our minds back a couple of years to when the Kasterborous Doctor Who Forum was last regularly used, we had a point scoring tool which we called Artron. Posters could award or subtract Artron from other members, resulting in an interesting inter-forum measure of respect.
What we’ve done today is bring it back, in a slightly modified form, across the entire website.
On the right of this news item you’ll spot the the box in question, which will either read:
- You need to be logged in to view your points.
- Artron: [followed by a value]
All registered commenters and Forum members at Kasterborous will have the opportunity to increase their Artron when carrying out the following actions:
|Points for new members:||100|
|Points for each news or reviews page comment:||5|
|Points for new topic:||10|
|Points for new post:||5|
|Points for rating a post:||2|
|Points for user have posted rated:||1|
|Points for creating a poll:||5|
|Points for voting in a poll:||3|
|Points for users poll getting a vote:||1|
As you can imagine, regular readers and commenters are likely to generate quite high levels of Artron! We’re currently considering just what a high amount of points will mean to our readers. Ideas currently under consideration are branded Kasterborous merchandise, but we’ll iron those details out later on.