Did we do away with points?

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by rbranstner, May 24, 2010.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is the points system gone with this new page layout?
     
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  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Yes.. we don't have the points system now since it was a "made for vBulletin" thing but there is a way to give a post a thumbs up. I plan to let the software design team know that a points system is a really cool thing and see if we can get something like that reinstated down the road.

    Good suggestion!!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Of course not having the point system does have advantages [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
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  4. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here here !!!  Jeff, if u forget to ask them about it, i promise not to remind you..[​IMG]
     
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  5. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Agreed...[​IMG]

     
    Ask them what???  I forgot...[​IMG]
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Boooooo I liked the points. What was wrong with the points?
     
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  7. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Jeff,

    You probably covered this as well - what about OTBS?  Is that out too?
     
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OTBS is alive and kicking.
     
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  9. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I see a "Rating" box at the top-right of the posts. It looks similar to the point system we had but I can't find a way to Rate a post.. any info on this.. Good job so far on the new platform..
     
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  10. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    The points system as we knew it in vBulletin is out for now but we do have a thumbs up feature.. in the bottom right of each post is a brown thumb icon that allows you to give the post a thumbs up. The rating at the top right is the number of thumbs up the post has received.

    This is more" good post" oriented than "good member" oriented but maybe it's a better system.. I guess time will tell.
     
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  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you notice towards the bottom of a post, in the area of Reply, to the left of WIKI, there is a thumbs up icon. When you mouse-over it, it says "If this is a great post, give it a thumbs up". When you click on it, it will enter a number in sequence. I tried it on your post and now it shows a number.

    Hope this helps ypou.
     
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
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  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, I guess the advantage of no point system is that we can get lazy, and not do as good a job of showing Qview?[​IMG]

    Kinda like playing ball, and not keeping score------OOOOps, how's that ankle?

    Bearcarver
     
  13. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The OTBS is alive and well, just as Brian mentioned. However, the criteria has changed.

    OTBS Nomination Criteria
     
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  14. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     Isn't that how the world is turning? We're all winners.. Ughh

    Ok, I see what it's all about.. I was looking at my post when I came up with the question and therefore did'nt see the aswer staring at me. Thanx
     
  15. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Yeah...why would someone not like the points?
     
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  16. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I was at a loss before about exactly how one achieved the points, explanations notwithstanding-did some mystery person decide you earned points and clicked a box? So when the green box went from one to two you did good? Maybe this is a good development.

    It was ambiguous to a new person. I never got a good explanation, although it may have been spelled out in some fine print I didn't understand.
     
  17. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I know what you mean.. I hate that mentality. My wife got into an argument with someone at another forum a while back about how everyone is smart in their own way and she was saying.."no actually their not. I have met some really stupid people in my life and sometimes meet folks like that on a daily basis."

    I finally told her to give it up.. nowadays it is not politically correct to say that one person is better or smarter than another.

    I was raised to believe if you work hard you succeed. If you don't work hard then you're probably gonna be a loser.

    Oh.. don't even get me started..[​IMG]

    I'm not against the points system at all.. that one we was using just happened to be a "made for vBulletin" system and now that we are on a different platform.. well.. you get the idea.
     
  18. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you strive for reward .

    points were a reward.

    i do not like having to change my browser to make things work!!!

    i have spent more time on this forum than any others.

    i have learned as much from this forum than any other

    i have helped as much on this forum as any other.

    as of now I do not like it!!

    no smiley faces to give on this system???
     
  19. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The idea, as i see it, is that when you read a post that you like or one that contains info that you need or some one has acknowledged as helpful, then be sure to give it a thumbs up. Now we all have to remember that the thumb is way down there in the right hand corner[​IMG]
     
  20. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Morkdach.. I understand, I really do.
     

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