6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 11:20 PM by ysureican
ysureican Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Many times I have wanted to commende7f0a53e160521fd82bbfb3a1a922bd4-d5l0u2d.pngsomeone and give them a Status Point but to no avail.  Either the icon to proceed was gone or when the icon was pushed nothing happened......  Is there a limit on giving points to others? Is it me being a Rookie and needing education on how to? or is it What?   It would be nice to offer a compilment on a reular basis.  Your thought will be read and applied to give credit where credit is due.  As usual: Thank You In Advance.


"Webcam Settings" App Researcher, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), working towards PhD Ind./Org. Psy.
  • 1. Re: ? Status Points ?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,125 points)

    You can only award points in threads you create and mark as being questions, and you can only award two Helpful ratings and one Solved in each thread.

     

    (75065)

  • 2. Re: ? Status Points ?
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,995 points)

    The folks who have been here the longest don't give a hoot about "status". They're here to help others when they have the time. A person posting their very first response can be every bit as accurate and helpful as someone who has been with these forums for 10 years. Don't let a person's level be a judge of their abilities.

  • 3. Re: ? Status Points ?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    Very wise comment this.  

    Kurt Lang wrote:

     

    "A person posting their very first response can be every bit as accurate and helpful as someone who has been with these forums for 10 years. Don't let a person's level be a judge of their abilities."

     

    The kindest and most dedicated attention I ever had came from someone who described himself as a newby.

  • 4. Re: ? Status Points ?
    ysureican Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Seventy One.....Fantastic...this is ths answer that I thought and agree with the most and Ditto--- the best reply So...may I please give you a thumbs up to you. 

     

    Your statement: "The kindest and most dedicated attention I ever had came from someone who described himself as a newby."   was an answer considerating the big picture .

     

    I have 5 points and no one wants my answers even though I'm working towards a PhD. LOL Thank You My question is solved.

  • 5. Re: ? Status Points ?
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    "No one wants my answer".

     

    Be aware that even the most senior conributors answer knowing they have about a 25% chance of getting points.  Some have very long and detailed answers prepared and can drop them in quickly, increasing those odds.

     

    But the content of the answer, the respect (or lack thereof) you show, and the OP's (original poster) disposition figures in.  Some even will give the points to the person with fewer points even if all answers have the same content.

     

    This is about helping, not about gathering points most quickly.

     

    Aside from a couple of levels (like level 2 that lets you set a custom avatar), or level 6 (which lets you into a different dicussion forum) few levels mean anything in the long run.

  • 6. Re: ? Status Points ?
    ysureican Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes agreed, this community is about helping others but points also enables  more advantages in assistance. That's what I read in Apple's comments. Yes Again,  Agreed, the "A" priority still is in assistance Thank you for your comment.  What you stated has a tremendous amount of merit to me and I'm sure others.