"Too many points in 24 hours"

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by richtee, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This, my fellow smokers, cooks and general BBQ lovers..is CRAP!

    Is it MY FAULT that the entire membership of SMF is producing awesome Q on the same day?

    Is it MY FAULT that darn near every answer to a question posted has been applicable, if not dead nuts on?

    Is it MY FAULT that folks here are so friendly that even if they are new and bomb a smoke, I give 'em points just to make 'em try again, and not be bummed out?

    <OK maybe that one IS my fault>

    But DANGIT! I should be able to give 'em as I see fit! [​IMG]
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree..... and I gave you points for this post !!!
  3. Calm down brother.....lol
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... tanks Marty- Wish I could return 'em <grumble>
  5. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess I'll have to figure out the whole points deal. I'm new enough that I haven't a clue.

    I guess I got caught up in the cooking, [​IMG]
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd give points for that rather astute reply too...BUT AGAIN I CAN'T!
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    its yor fault that i always look for your suggestions cause there mostley right on .
    thanks RICHTEE
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awwww shucks... [​IMG]
  9. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You know rich you did make alot of good points there. I would give one but only have two. Thanks by the way. I was looking around in c/p this morning trying to figure how to give points well deserved.
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You do NOT subtract from yours to give to others..there is an explanation at the top of the main page on rep points :{)
  11. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    points? points? I don't need no stinkin' points..................... don't worry be happy
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's not that *I* worry, Don. it's positive strokes for folks, and we all like 'em. Especially new folks who feel uncomfortable and need some confidence or re-assurance. They helped me when I was new..let me know I was doing good...or at least learning. And I have learned ALOT here.
  13. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Right on Don!
    Also lose the thong!
  14. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not to poke fun but, That response had me rolling WhiteCloud.[​IMG]

    Now as to orginal post. Rich I am right there with ya, Over the past 3 days I have seen that message several times myelf when I try to give points.
    Do points really matter...NO! Does it make you a better cook, chef, or Q'er?? NO!!
    What it does do, is provide encouragement and support to our fellow Q'er's.

    Points should be able to be given to as many people as you see fit with no point limitation within a time period.
    If there are 100 good post a day and I feel they are all deserving, then I should be able to express that with points.

    I with ya on this one Rich[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  15. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Seriously, can someone give us newbies a cliff note version of the points system?

    I think I missed orientation [​IMG]
  16. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys, interesting system
  17. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Richtee,People like you deserve points, you speak up and always there to help a fellow smoker like me, my hat is off to you and many others, I learned quite abit about smoking, I just hope I can return the favor someday
  18. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    This came up once before. The point limitation is probably a default to the software not something that was imposed arbitrarily by Jeff so that you can't give as many points as you feel like. As a result, I don't think it is crap. Also believe it or not, there are hundreds of other members here that can give points to people as well in the small span of time you do not have that ability.

    If your main purpose was to let your feelings be known to Jeff who is the one person who might be able to change it, you could have simply sent a pm to him. Just as I could have sent a PM to you if my only purpose of this post was to let you know that :)

    IMO the new members of this forum gain a lot more confidence and recognition in their abilities by letting them know, on their post, the good and bad aspects of their latest smoking adventure. Or you could even send the a PM without the public message that you sent them points.

    Instead all you gained here was the ire of the least senior moderator who thought we were done with posts like this which, in my lowly opinion, serve no useful purpose.
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ummm ahhh..OK. Just..I get fustrated. I was not blaming the setting of limits, I was debating the usefulness of such limits. Especially when I think several folks deserve them, and I cannot give them. I will try to behave.

    PS..I'd like to give ya points for this well thought out post... but ;{)

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