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Someone needs to seriously look into fixing "Notifications". For one thing, neither the "Select All" nor "Select None" seem to work in populating or de-populating the check boxes to their appropriate categories, and no matter how many times I manually uncheck these boxes I am unable to save preferences.
FYI, I thought the same thing, but then I went in and manually deselected everything and then save the settings. The settings did NOT actually save/change in the profile, but the changes I made (no more emails) went into effect. Also, it may have something to do whether you have a cox.net address for your forum username or not.
Can someone tell me why I have "0" points? I even have a answered post under my belt with the new system, so I thought I would have atleast 1 point. I guess it doesn't matter, but kind of makes me sad every time I look at my profile.
It's new and not online yet. Prior to your arrival, there was no point system. Well, there was but it was internal to Cox. I noticed it from time-to-time as a Top Contributors pane on the Forums Home page but it never worked.I think what they're currently doing is merging two systems: old and new. They transferred our old activity to the new system and calculated points. When they did the merge…weeks, months ago?...you probably had no history. Now you have history...and answers...so they only need to calculate your points.I respect your inputs…ain't that good enough?
Bruce said:I respect your inputs…ain't that good enough?
Oh yea, totally. I don't care that I have 0 points, I was just curious what points were. So is it like Reddit karma? I wonder if number of posts per hour/day will be limited to people with low points. Makes sense from a anti-spam point of view, I just hope they count replies as much (if not more) then new posts. Thing I hate about Reddit is you can work years helping thousands of people and get the same Karma as the one person who re-posted a popular meme. I wouldn't mind except it makes it so you have to wait like 10-15min between each post which can be annoying when in a heated debate.
I've never been on Reddit. I agree...spammers can skew...and unless there's an algorithm to detect, spammers will skew.
My original question about Ideas supports your concern. If an Idea is limited to asking a question, how is that an achievement? And what's to stop people from asking superfluous questions?
I feel longevity and consistency should be prominent variables in the equation...as well as Answers, Approvals, Likes, etc.
Bruce said: And what's to stop people from asking superfluous questions?
Heck, I feel bad even trying to answer so many questions. Im on here so much because I recently lost my job so I am online a lot putting in resumes and stuff. What I notice though is if a thread has one person helping, other people are less likly to join in. Not only does this hurt the user posting, limiting the amount of posts, but it puts pressure on the helper, because if they can't help, the user has to start all over again with someone else. I predict this could cause people to keep recreating the thread to get new input. I see this a lot on Reddit, with people copy/pasting the same post to multiple threads. This gets them more hits, and more karma.
The main thing I would love to see here is a PM system, but one you can disable if you want to. I think that would help users communicate directly with each other, and not make this place feel so sterile.