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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2008, 19:57:53 »
Do a search.

Didn't you just say that you should loose points for posts like that  ???
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2008, 19:59:16 »
Ignore the man behind the curtain!

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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2008, 19:59:49 »
This is an interesting concept.  The fact you lose to reward others might help to balance out people.
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2008, 20:01:29 »
This is an interesting concept.  The fact you lose to reward others might help to balance out people.
It is. It's better then the +1 an -1 of before (or Karma, as on other forums).


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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2008, 20:21:33 »
The link is in this topic, and in a topic that is also accessed through this topic.  Where else is it? 

It would make it easier to view if it was in a drop-down menu, maybe with the admin or information features?  Also, it would be nice to be able to access one's own MP history through our profiles instead of having to look at a post to click on 'MP' there.

As well, looking at the statistics, the links for everyone's 'MP' is dead.

But for being a year in the making, it's looking very well Mike.  Heck, it took 10 years for the new ruck and look where that's at.  ;)
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2008, 20:24:37 »
It would make it easier to view if it was in a drop-down menu, maybe with the admin or information features?  Also, it would be nice to be able to access one's own MP history through our profiles instead of having to look at a post to click on 'MP' there.

As well, looking at the statistics, the links for everyone's 'MP' is dead.

But for being a year in the making, it's looking very well Mike.  Heck, it took 10 years for the new ruck and look where that's at.  ;)

I don't see a link in there to "everyone" ... but holy crap!! Chapeski is at -5 already.  :o  Supply Techs ... always pissing people off.  >:D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2008, 20:26:51 »
These types of rankings, no matter how honest they seem, can be "false indicators".  We can have an arsehole online for a long period of time, gaining points merely for being online, and starting or posting crap and at the same time we can have a poster who posts occasionally, isn't online that much, but whose posts are thoughtful, enlightening, and interesting, but still not in the high percentile when it comes to ranking.  

In the end, one will have to look at the posts that a person makes to judge their merit.  Even a newbie, with less than 100 points, can make a post that is brilliant; while a longtime member can make a series of extremely poor posts.

'But then again, what percentile of the readership is going to pay attention to either the ranking, or a person's posting history?
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2008, 20:27:17 »
I don't see a link in there to "everyone" ... but holy crap!! Chapeski is at -5 already.  :o  Supply Techs ... always pissing people off.  >:D

Okay, not 'everyone', but all the people that are on the lists! :P

Notice too, that those with the same totals are in a different order on each list?
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2008, 20:29:27 »
A year in the making?! I missed that when Mike posted.

Most have been really Opsec, since I have bombarded him with things that could be added to the site and stuff :D

These types of rankings, no matter how honest they seem, can be "false indicators".  We can have an arsehole online for a long period of time, gaining points merely for being online, and starting or posting crap and at the same time we can have a poster who posts occasionally, isn't online that much, but whose posts are thoughtful, enlightening, and interesting, but still not in the high percentile when it comes to ranking.  

In the end, one will have to look at the posts that a person makes to judge their merit.  Even a newbie, with less than 100 points, can make a post that is brilliant; while a longtime member can make a series of extremely poor posts.

'But then again, what percentile of the readership is going to pay attention to either the ranking, or a person's posting history?

I agree with that quite a bit. (Funny I thought about myself when I read that ;D)

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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2008, 20:32:15 »
These types of rankings, no matter how honest they seem, can be "false indicators".  We can have an arsehole online for a long period of time, gaining points merely for being online, and starting or posting crap and at the same time we can have a poster who posts occasionally, isn't online that much, but whose posts are thoughtful, enlightening, and interesting, but still not in the high percentile when it comes to ranking.  

In the end, one will have to look at the posts that a person makes to judge their merit.  Even a newbie, with less than 100 points, can make a post that is brilliant; while a longtime member can make a series of extremely poor posts.

'But then again, what percentile of the readership is going to pay attention to either the ranking, or a person's posting history?

So true that ...

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2008-08-29 16:40:31 Chapeski -15 DELETED Post: Re: Introducing MilPoints
2008-08-29 16:39:23 Chapeski 10 Re: Introducing MilPoints

And it turns out that Chapeski nailed himself by deleting his post that Mich quoted earlier in this thread --- or did one of you mods delete it!!??  >:D

 :-*

So there's another question for you Mike,

If a mod deletes a member's useless post -- is the mod losing points for that ... or is the member??  ???

As a test case ... a mod should delete some useless post of mine --- just so we can see how it shows up. I'm quite OK with that.   ;D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2008, 20:35:17 »
So true that ...

And it turns out that Chapeski nailed himself by deleting his post that Mich quoted earlier in this thread --- or did one of you mods delete it!!??  >:D

 :-*

So there's another question for you Mike,

If a mod deletes a member's useless post -- is the mod losing points for that ... or is the member??  ???

As a test case ... a mod should delete some useless post of mine --- just so we can see how it shows up. I'm quite OK with that.   ;D

I already split off one of my posts and a "double post" from another member.  When I deleted that "New Topic" I lost 30 points, as did that other member.
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2008, 20:51:22 »
Well.  That worked.  I deleted Vern's post as she requested.  She dropped 15 points, and anyone who wants can check her "standings" by clicking on the "MP".  My score was unrewarded.....  :-[

(I wonder if Mike was subliminally thinking of Military Police when he thought this up?   ;D )
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2008, 20:57:56 »
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No, that's good. At least it didn't deduct points from you too for deleting the post!!  >:D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2008, 21:01:01 »


No, that's good. At least it didn't deduct points from you too for deleting the post!!  >:D

I suppose that I can "promote" you for being such an understanding member and such and such and replenish your points for the little contribution to the topic by conducting this experiment and all......  ;D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2008, 21:02:44 »
I suppose that I can "promote" you for being such an understanding member and such and such and replenish your points for the little contribution to the topic by conducting this experiment and all......  ;D

Spread the wealth ...  :P
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2008, 21:03:11 »
How many MilPoints for a free plane ticket?

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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2008, 21:05:06 »
How many MilPoints for a free plane ticket?
How much money do you think Mike gets from us?

I mean, even if we did have MilAirlines, I bet the food would suck, seating terrible, and it'd be hard to even get a ticket :D

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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2008, 21:05:46 »
Spread the wealth ...  :P

Guess I'll have to stay online for several days to get above the 10 point mark.

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I think that would take 20 years on the old Retirement Plan.   ;D  

25 years of posting on this new plan.
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2008, 21:07:03 »
How much money do you think Mike gets from us?
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I'm going to let my subscription expire ... (it's due next month again, I think) just so I can sit here all night while you all sleep and rack up 2 points for every advertisement I click!!  >:D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2008, 21:07:47 »
How much money do you think Mike gets from us?

I mean, even if we did have MilAirlines, I bet the food would suck, seating terrible, and it'd be hard to even get a ticket :D

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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2008, 21:10:21 »
Well, there was talk of a Deal with ZOOM.   >:D

Whoooaaa!! Didn't they cash in all their Air Miles yesterday?? I think that you're trying to rip us off.
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2008, 21:11:14 »
I'm going to let my subscription expire ... (it's due next month again, I think) just so I can sit here all night while you all sleep and rack up 2 points for every advertisement I click!!  >:D

But that's cheating  ;D
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2008, 21:11:24 »
Well, there was talk of a Deal with ZOOM.   >:D
:rofl:

I'm going to let my subscription expire ... (it's due next month again, I think) just so I can sit here all night while you all sleep and rack up 2 points for every advertisement I click!!  >:D
Darn, I have to wait until next year for that to happen, but I don't think it will ;)


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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2008, 21:15:09 »
You can all laugh now, but the mod (or Mike) who laughs last will be the one who comes in here and deletes all these posts, sending our "scores" plumetting lower than my morale went today as I was yelling during parade practice and a certain engineer doing his BFT marched by laughing at us.  >:(
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Re: Introducing MilPoints
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2008, 21:17:21 »
Hope you gave him a good tongue lashing  ;D
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