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  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)

    ... did you mean to give the solved to me for that one, leonie? (Just thought I'd better check.)

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,595 points)

    What confused me was the suggestion of a second ID. With my current ID I also could post "trivial pursuit" testing questions, and no points would be awarded to me, if I answer my own posts. So why two IDs, unless they are supposed to interact?

     

    So you can play games on the second id -- the test id.

     

    So you can create a thread on the test id and mark it as answer from the first id.  Few points on the test id will not be significant, but would effect your real score. 

     

    So you can keep silly threads off of your "real" id.

     

    Maybe the problem is something to do with your "real" id.

     

    If the host get annoyed, you have only lost a worthless id.

     

    & I forgot at the time of the two id suggestion that marking your own post as helful / answered doesn't award points.

     

    Seems like you and fellow posters are narrowing the problem down.

     

    Robert

     

    Robert

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (77,995 points)

    ... did you mean to give the solved to me for that one, leonie? (Just thought I'd better check.)

    You are perfectly right to be suspicious, but I really meant it!    I already added a post scriptum to my last post, primarily to check if the post was still in the edit buffer.

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)

    Good-O.

     

    One further observation. It did take a wee while for your edit to appear with that one. When I first came here to check my post (after you'd assigned the solved ... the green tick was showing on my reply), I couldn't see the post scriptum yet. So it definitely looks like points can be distributed prior to the display of the thread being updated after an edit, even though the edit is made prior to the points assignment.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (77,995 points)

    Hello Robert!

     

    Congratulations to the nice round 3000 points I see below your badge right now!

     

    That is an impressive list of reasons for a second ID, but I am still dragging my feet about it ...

     

    So you can create a thread on the test id and mark it as answer from the first id.  Few points on the test id will not be significant, but would effect your real score.

    That will not work like this - probably you meant it the other way round: If I create a thread on the test id and answer using my current ID, I have to mark it from the test ID and the points go to my current ID. That is not done.

    So you can keep silly threads off of your "real" id.

    That is good

     

    Maybe the problem is something to do with your "real" id.

    And that is even a better reason

     

    Thanks a lot, Robert, I have to think about it.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (77,995 points)

    So it definitely looks like points can be distributed prior to the display of the thread being updated after an edit, even though the edit is made prior to the points assignment.

    Interesting: That are perfect preconditions for a race hazard in the GUI, but I really expect the underlying database to be thread-safe.

     

    Léonie

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (72,020 points)

    Interesting: That are perfect preconditions for a race hazard in the GUI, but I really expect the underlying database to be thread-safe.

     

    Yeah ... speculation, of course, but I suspect a bunch of unorthodox things are being tried to help improve troubles with server synching and response times here at ASC. The place is so large that effectively ASC is testing the Jive software to destruction ....

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,595 points)

    Thanks for you kind comments.

     

    I think B noir has  a reasonable hypothisis.

     

    Interesting: That are perfect preconditions for a race hazard in the GUI, but I really expect the underlying database to be thread-safe. 

    You have a positive view of Jive software development.  It seems to me to be a series of hacks.

     

    Robert

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (77,995 points)

    You have a positive view of Jive software development.  It seems to me to be a series of hacks.

     

    If you do not expect too much, you will not be disappointed - I have dayly to work with worse software ...

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    Just had a helpful go to me in the Lounge when I'm quite certain I clicked the helpful on your post.

     

    I wonder if it's related to that other bug where you can't see the last post until you add a reply?

     

    I've awarded all 3 stars in posts within 15 minutes & not had it happen before on that account, but it might be occasionally that could cause it, not being updated!?

     

    Another thought that may or may not be connected, there used to be a way, (might still be), of posting 3 Helpfuls in one thread... I think it was having more than one window or tab open to the same thread.

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (11,385 points)

    Greetings BD,

     

    Yes.   I have noticed three helpfuls being awarded (I once profited from it so it is possible) but what causes the aberation, I can't imagine.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    LOL, posting so I can see the last post by seventy one here!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    Cookies for a certain tab/Window maybe?

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