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post #91 of 101
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I just had an idea and I thought I'd pass it along. How about if your Reputation points were also positively adjusted by the number of views and replies your posts generated? If you are a new member with interesting posts and you'd advance faster toward becoming an Established Member than someone whose post weren't are well viewed. Now, I'm not suggesting this be the only criteria, just an added impartial influence.


That wouldn't work because you could make a post like the one "gangsta" guy that gets a lot of responses because of the poor quality of the post.

post #92 of 101
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That wouldn't work because you could make a post like the one "gangsta" guy that gets a lot of responses because of the poor quality of the post.

First, I don't know of gansta's post. Provocation is not necessarily bad. And a poor quality of post should fall in the jurisdiction of the moderator. If a post generates a magnitude of response then it hit a nerve good or bad. However, if that post violates policy, the option to remove it is in place and would be exercised. It would then no longer be in the pool anyway. I'm not an advocate of censorship but I do recognize rights of ownership. In this case TST. More valuable, I think, is impartiality.

 

As a weighted piece of the whole solution, valuing the views and responses to a post is at the core of forums in general - readership and discussion. If a post generates a high volume of readership and discussion hasn't it earned the author some measure of reward? Six of TST's nine categories are directly based on the contributions of it's members. From the number and content of the replies to this thread, might it be worth a deeper look into how it weighs in the progress of member status?

 

Thanks for listening

post #93 of 101
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If a post generates a high volume of readership and discussion hasn't it earned the author some measure of reward?

 

It earns them the reward of starting a good discussion. If in the context of that discussion they earn reputation points, so be it.

 

But a thread with 2000 responses might all be responding to post #2. Post #1 might have been tame and boring. So there are plenty of problems with rewarding people based on the metric you've proposed.



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Six of TST's nine categories are directly based on the contributions of it's members. From the number and content of the replies to this thread, might it be worth a deeper look into how it weighs in the progress of member status?

 

I don't know what you mean by six of nine. It's a forum - almost everything is based on "contributions."

 

Regardless, we don't have any plans to put this kind of metric in place. The Established Member group is also different than Reputation, which you can read about here.

 

Thanks.

post #94 of 101

Erik, today I found that I was able to edit my UserTitle.

IIRC, this is only possible to Established Members? If yes - my "sign" still says Registered User.

 

(I should meet all 3 EM-criterias, afaik).

 

thx and greetings

michi

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Erik, today I found that I was able to edit my UserTitle.

IIRC, this is only possible to Established Members? If yes - my "sign" still says Registered User.


You are. Your badge just hasn't updated.

post #96 of 101
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You are. Your badge just hasn't updated.

That's what I thought. Thx for the info!

 

greetings

michi
 

 

post #97 of 101

Thank you I found this helpful. I am new on this forum and this helped to guide me to the right way to become a long time member on here. Cheers

post #98 of 101

New member looking to sell my Ping s58 white dots..Whats the quickest way to do this? Thanks!

 

-Bryan Baker

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New member looking to sell my Ping s58 white dots..Whats the quickest way to do this? Thanks!

 

-Bryan Baker



I would guess a 24 hour auction on ebay

post #100 of 101
Wow what a thread, there is eleven minutes of my life I won't be getting back!
post #101 of 101

hey is that the studio 1.5 in your profile pic? i picked up one today actually. 30 bucks lol. good deal?? came with headcover and divot tool. the only thing im a little upset about is it has a blue ping putter grip.  im probably going to get it regripped. any suggestions? thx!!

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