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Buggy Buttons and Random Reputation Points: Trouble-shooting?

1953 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 10:44 AM by BDAqua RSS
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 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 (5,115 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.





  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)



    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.

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 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 (5,115 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.



  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 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 (8,435 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 (114,670 points)

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

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)

    Cookies for a certain tab/Window maybe?

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