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Published on August 5, 2005 By Draginol In Blogging

In about 10 days we are going to do a points audit on the site.  Every time someone makes a comment, post, etc. they receive points for it. It's recorded in a log.

I know, from casual inspection, that some people have far more points than their available # of comments and articles could possibly warrant. 

Now I have a confession to make, I've been very competitive in my life and I've played the system my share of times. I haven't done so here since I'm the #1 user because I know the easiest way to get lots of points -- get other sites to link to what I write which brings lots of readers.  I have many articles with over 50,000 points for instance that have only a couple of comments.  All because people came here to read them.

But many others have taken other routes that we're aware of to get their points up.  That's going to come to an end soon as all scores will be recalculated based on what is actually present on JU.


Comments (Page 3)
on Aug 05, 2005
I have to give you one of my 2 insightfuls of the day for that one. You hit on all cylinders. And no, we will never agree on our core politics, but we do manage to find some minor areas of agreement.


I would like to think that your political disagreements with thatoneguyinslc are the minor areas. And the areas where you agree (respect for each others' different opinions) are the important ones.

That's how I feel, anyway.
on Aug 05, 2005
Points, fair points, I say, for those to whom points matter.

For the rest of us, it's... pointless.

Wait a minute: Can points be... pointless?



Jokes aside, I agree with LW - as long as a point system exists, it should be reasonable and not subject to (easy) manipulation.

Cheers,
Daiwa
on Aug 05, 2005

I would like to think that your political disagreements with thatoneguyinslc are the minor areas. And the areas where you agree (respect for each others' different opinions) are the important ones.

I think that was understood.

on Aug 05, 2005
I think that was understood


Yeah, but I like to hammer obvious points in a sentimental fashion... especially when I try to hijack threads. HAHA!
on Aug 05, 2005
Yeah, but I like to hammer obvious points in a sentimental fashion... especially when I try to hijack threads. HAHA!


Ok, Hijack eh? We'll see who is laughing after my Mets over take 3rd this week!
on Aug 05, 2005
I was wondering when this post would pop up. One day I was in the negative. The next day I was up over one hundred points from where my last standing was.
on Aug 05, 2005
Have many of u backed their articles up yet? Gideon MacLeish has, and his access level is ELITE (3) on JU. He has 1100 articles created. I like what I know by him. But I wonder, even the good guys around here (or gals), HAVE U REALIZED JU CAN BE OFF AGAIN FOR MAINTAINENCE because of ur requests now coming true (rating sys improvements) IN ABOUT 10 DAYS, FOR A WHILE, AND SOME OF UR SITES MIGHT NOT EXIST WHEN ITS UP AGAIN?

Even if some stuffs rechanneled or made private, PRINT and BACKUP ELSEWHERE so u know where it USED to be channeled!
on Aug 05, 2005
Hmm, all the stuff I have is public...no private articles for me, I've thought about it, but I'm just too lazy to try and pull crap like that. Though I must confess I have a couple point whore articles floating around out there, but then again...so do quite a few others.

~Zoo
on Aug 05, 2005
Have many of u backed their articles up yet? Gideon MacLeish has, and his access level is ELITE (3) on JU. He has 1100 articles created. I like what I know by him.


Damn! I thought I was good at a 2! You really know how to hurt a guy Toby!

JK. I am going to do just that this week. JIC.

Ok ,Minions, All bow to house Gideon!
on Aug 05, 2005
Hmm, all the stuff I have is public...no private articles for me, I've thought about it, but I'm just too lazy to try and pull crap like that. Though I must confess I have a couple point whore articles floating around out there, but then again...so do quite a few others.


You? You are pure! Snow is your name!

But write more, I like your style.
on Aug 05, 2005
I haven't backed up mine. I was waiting for the premium account that they mentioned would have an automated way to back them up. I really dread cutting and pasting what little I have here.

Regardless, I assume the Stardock folks would be kind enough to do a backup before they did anything that would lose us information, over and above the backups they already no doubt have.
on Aug 05, 2005
You? You are pure! Snow is your name!But write more, I like your style.


Pure?...whatever you say, you're the Dr.

I'll try and write more....but I run out of ideas every once in awhile....I've been in a rut as of late, maybe when school starts up again I'll have some more to write about.

~Zoo
on Aug 05, 2005

I'll try and write more....but I run out of ideas every once in awhile....I've been in a rut as of late, maybe when school starts up again I'll have some more to write about.

Let me rephrase.

Write more when you are ready!

on Aug 05, 2005
The system will be flagging users whose calculated new scores are FAR less than what they had on here. At that point, we'll likely look at exactly how that happened and put in major penalities for those users. Anyone who emails me on the subject saying what they did and how they did it will be granted amnesty.




on Aug 05, 2005

I was happy with the points system when I was regularily up at number 2.  Since then I have been blogging for fun.

Maybe points are important once one is in the top-ten, but become less important the further one slips down the scale.

I wrote an article about that some time ago.  The title was something like "The curse of a top-ten blog."

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By the way, what's up with the Fark cliches? Leave them out of here.

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