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  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,770 points)

    the Apple Lounge (somewhat like the American Airlines Admirals Club)

     

    Hey, don't over-sell it!

     

    You are forgetting what it says over the door: 'Caution - may contain Nuts'!

  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    I've never paid attention to points, but I just found out that I need 500 points to upload a custom avatar of my dog.  Is that right?  500 points?  That crazy!  That means I'm going to have to be helpful.  I hate being helpful. 

     

    Oh well, points or not, I'm sure it's nice for future readers to have a clear indication of the correct solution for the problem being discussed.  Prolly not a bad idea to nudge people to use that feature.

  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    Adding...

     

    You'd laugh at how long it took me to figure out that I couldn't use a custom avatar.  That's what landed me in the "Using Apple Support Communities" forum.

     

    It's weird that I've never played with forum preferences before today.  I didn't even know that threading discussions was an option.  That's nice.  It makes things easier to follow.

     

    So, 9 times as much as Level 1 sounds pretty nice.  Hey, wait a minute...

  • Matthew Knice Level 1 (70 points)

    Hello guys,

     

    Sorry for the delay, Im getting ready to deploy to Tokyo, Japan. I've been packing for a while and been somewhat busy lately. Anyways, I didnt think this topic of discussion would attract so much attention. But after reading all the (what I think) frustration driven comments, this problem "almost" makes me want to get my well deserved points myself by cheating the system. Ask dumb@$$ questions in random forums and then use a discretely newly created accouunt to *answer* all the questions asked with this accouunt. But I wont do that because that is probably illegal and can get me banned from these forums and that just ruins all the fun in it now doesnt it? Always looking forward to finding a solution here...but I dont see it coming anytime soon... -_-

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,139 points)

    Matthew Knice wrote:

     

    Ask dumb@$$ questions in random forums and then use a discretely newly created accouunt to *answer* all the questions asked with this accouunt. But I wont do that because that is probably illegal and can get me banned from these forums

    It's been tried, and you're right, it gets you banned. I'm sure you would never consider it.

  • funky_pat Level 1 (5 points)

    Wow, to get a chance to chat with post addicts and web admins of discussions.apple.com? That's another type of Apple-centric there.... o__O

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,139 points)

    funky_pat wrote:

     

    Wow, to get a chance to chat with post addicts and web admins of discussions.apple.com? That's another type of Apple-centric there.... o__O

    Well, you don't have to worry about that for some years.

  • funky_pat Level 1 (5 points)

    Good, and I won't. Nor should anyone.

     

    I mean, wow, reporting site bugs to web admins....

  • Edgeview Level 1 (0 points)

    So other than clicking on "This solved my question" or "This helped me," is there anything else I should be doing to indicate the question has been answered?  (I'm pretty new around these parts too)

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    Nope, that is all. Except you could optionally write a "Thank you" post, just be sure not to mark THAT post as correct

  • Edgeview Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.

  • Phagun Oswal Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi

     

    I started another post on which you replied too. Thank you very much for that. I have a question though. I wanted to award someone on my post the "this solved my problem" points but mistakenly ended up pressing the button for another idiot on the post who was not even the LAST person to deserve that.

     

    Is there any way I can take this back? Anyway I can award someone else the "This solved my question" points?

     

    Thank you

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,139 points)

    You can't take back point once awarded. You would still have two 'helpful' stars so you could use one of those (5 points) - or if he's given more than one response award 'helpful' to to of them. (Forum etiquette restrains him from suggesting that himself.)

  • John Galt Level 8 (45,978 points)

    This helped me: 5 points

    This solved my question: 10 points

    Marking your own answer as "solved": worthless.

  • Tuttle Level 7 (29,470 points)

    worthless

     

    Not a great example.

     

    In fact, it demonstrates that when one's own answer is correct and one marks it as such, future visitors searching for information about the same issue may benefit from one's having done so. (But don't get me started on Ayn Rand. )