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  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)
    I really wasn't "complaining" about how long it took me to get 1,000 points; rather, I was trying to convey my amazement at how the OP achieved that ratio.


    *No criticism whatsoever implied of Redarm in this post,* but his/her point-per-post (PPP) ratio at the moment is mostly governed by the boundary effect produced by the changeover from WebX to Jive forum software.

    Note the difference between Redarm's total post count and online post count? That indicates that the bulk of his/her posts were made in WebX and possibly earlier forum softwares. At the Jive changeover, a new starting point count was generated for previously active posters based on double the existing post count (and also a certain number of points were calculated based on the total "points" the user had gained from "helpful" and "not helpful" votes), rounded to the nearest 5 point. So every previous-actively poster started with a PPP of at least 2 on the Jive software.
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,565 points)
    I have seen posts that go to both extremes.

    Niel often posts a Yes or No and seems to get points for them. (Of course unless you know where they are (you can't search for "yes" and "no" in the Apple Search) you can't show people.

    The talent is spotting when people want and need their Hand held and when they want straight facts.

    No real complaints here really. Just niggles that have already been expressed about getting people to use the system. (Hence the suggestion on some icons/pics that could be posted in the new system)



    9:37 PM Monday; November 1, 2010

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,685 points)
    Barbara Daniels1 wrote: Again, absolutely no complaints, especially since my ratio is about 3 : 2 (which I think is just fine),


    Cowabunga! Batting average .750! That's Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and some more recent ones on steroids combined. What's the secret?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,565 points)
    What's the secret?


    For me it was finding an Area that had very few regulars, being interested enough for my own ends and posting like crazy.

    Of course aiming to be helpful and polite.

    I thinks the pleasantries are important though but you could cut down on any "Thank you for the Point/Comments" posts.

    Stay away from the Feedback area as threads like this degenerate into more "Community" type debates.

    Post in only those threads that you know the answer, rather than helping someone through an issue with suggestions until enough info is gathered to make a prediction on the fix.

    Just some thoughts.



    9:49 PM Monday; November 1, 2010

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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    my ratio is about 3 : 2


    Mine is about 1:1, I do a lot of hand-holding posting with newbies and I also post in threads where no points are awarded, even though I get lots of "thanks, you solved my problem" etc etc, but no points.
    I am happy to get points, but I am just as happy to get a heartfelt thank you without the points (really!).
    This thread is a case in point, no stars will be awarded, and I haven't counted how many posts I have made, but I need to chime in when I feel I have something to contribute (although others might not agree that I contribute).




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  • Redarm Level 4 Level 4 (2,580 points)
    {quote}This thread is a case in point, no stars will be awarded{quote}
    I wouldn't be so sure
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,565 points)
    I worry little about my PPP.

    I am a god (Excuse me Macjack)

    Or a hidden away saint

    and nearly a Hero once



    10:53 PM Monday; November 1, 2010
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,565 points)
    Now you have only one left

    And you were making a plea for more.



    Here is a couple to be going on with.



    10:58 PM Monday; November 1, 2010
  • Redarm Level 4 Level 4 (2,580 points)
    Now that was really helpful and here is the star I wanted to give you for helping me figuring out my problem, but didn't have enough.
  • K.S. Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
    b noir wrote:
    That indicates that the bulk of his/her posts were made in WebX and possibly earlier forum softwares.


    Only post counts were recorded with Tech Exchange. In 2000 when Tech Exchange was transformed into Apple Discussions (using the WebX software) that practice continued but post counts were not carried over. In the spring (northern hemisphere) of 2001, if I remember correctly, there were some changes made to the system and post counts were again reset to zero.
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (26,850 points)
    +Cowabunga! Batting average .750! That's Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and some more recent ones on steroids combined. What's the secret?+

    Being my charming self???? Although some people may disagree with that ...
    And that "batting average" is good? I'm serious - we don't do baseball where I come from, so I'm very ignorant on that subject.
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)
    Many thanks, K.S. That's some details community history I wasn't aware of.

    (Even after over 5 years here, I really still feel just like a Discussions whippersnapper.)
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)
    And that "batting average" is good? I'm serious - we don't do baseball where I come from, so I'm very ignorant on that subject.


    Oh indeedy ... as a baseline for comparison, see:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/history/leaders
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,020 points)
    See, I admit that I make mistakes
    Thanks.





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  • Sam_P Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Barbara Daniels1 wrote:
    there is an entirely different problem: many posters do not award any points at all (even though their last post is something like "thank you, that did it") and, in many cases, also do not mark the question as answered. Many also never even post back at all, so no one knows if the suggestion/advice helped or not. That seems to be happening more and more, so increasing the availability of points would not solve the point you made (unfortunately).


    Exactly. How can we can people to award more yellow and green stars? I love to help, but not getting any stars does start to grate after a while.

    Perhaps we could all add to our signatures something like "Don't forget to mark questions answered when this is the case and mark posts that were helpful or solved the issue as such by awarding stars."

    What do you guys think?