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Awards and stuff

Discussion in 'Forum Rules, Information and Announcements' started by guenther, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. guenther
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    guenther Member

    here is something i don't understand.

    Sometimesi findin mynotifications things like

    Received award so and so, just to notice that a few days after i have given that back .

    While in reality i have of course done nothing.

    As i see that on other members as well i kindly ask for info what it is all about with the awards.

    Just curious
  2. Kuya
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    Kuya The Geeky One Staff Member

    The awards are based on stats such as posting, threads that get a lot of coverage and so on...
  3. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Yeah.......... Brownie points.............. blue Peter badges and so forth........;)
  4. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    It's just a rather sensitive algorithm that flip flops when it does not have strong data to work with, would probably work better if the volume of posts were much larger, but then again maybe not.

    I get some mystifying awards sometimes :)
  5. guenther
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    The questions is rather, why are they "given back again" automatically ?

    Oned ay i read "Guenther has received the ward for xxxxxx, a few days later i read, guenther has returned the award ?

    Since i can't recall to have pressed a "return award" button, i wonder what one has to do to keep an award ?
  6. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    That's what I mean, it flip flops, the system granteth and the system taketh away :D

    You have to keep doing lots of whatever the award was about however even then I suspect it is coded to randomly give take an award and spread it around a bit to encourage others, but on the number of users we have it's a bit of a brain dead algorithm :)
  7. guenther
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    ok,i understand now. Kind of "wandering trophys".

    Lol, cute software gimmick.I bet its programmed with a "random" function.

    I see,right now you are holding the "discussion ender". ( I want that, desperate for it,need it, must have ) ;)
  8. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    Yeah I seem to get that award when I'm depressed, like now :( :D
  9. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    nah you just like having the last word :like:
  10. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    You had that award for well over 12 months :D
  11. guenther
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    guenther Member

    Maybe i can trade points for it ? :erm:
  12. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    OK, so what is the "excellence award" granted for?

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