a status point display idea, although it might complicate things

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  1. Gargoyle
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    just a thought- have the status point display show two numbers- your score at the time you made the post, and your current score.

    This will accomplish at least two things- remind the newbies that the high point folk were newbies once; and, for those who place credence on the idea that a higher score means higher credibility, they can adjust their judgment to the score at the time the post was made.

    It also provides a nice historic record. [​IMG]
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    system would overload with all of JalPak's images....
     
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    To reality :)
     
  4. Gargoyle
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    The avatar field would continue to work as now- showing whatever is the current field. There would be two status point fields, one populated with the score at the time the post was made (linked to the original time stamp of the post, not to any subsequent edit times) and the other populated with their current score.
     
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    This is an internet bulletin board. Please don't use dirty words like "reality"... children might be present.
     
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    I thought the only real dirty words on an IBB was "work" and "job" ;)
     
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    This is really confusing though. You need a better way to present the numbers.
     
  8. JALPak
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    Why!? :confused:

    Avatar stays the current one...just different numbers
     
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    yes, I just did a quick paste up. They'd need labels showing one as being at the time the post was written, the other stating the current status. Maybe someone here can recommend really simple wording.

    perhaps:
    Status Points​
    original post ___ current​
    575 _________1350​
     
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    What if I edited the post afterwards and have gained some SP since I first posted the msg?
     
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    Tough luck. Read what I wrote in the post 4 in this thread. Otherwise people will game the system.
     
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  12. Interesting.

    Just so happens we are trying something out now. You will notice that there is not status showing next to the avatars now.
     
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    ROTFL - watch the shock waves spread through some threads now!
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    As if they are not doing that right now? :p

    But showing that can scare off some newbies too. A lot of us are experienced posters from FT. Knowledge we have and the contents we posted when we were "newbies" might make the true newbies think they have nothing to add
     
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    I like this so Gargoyle needs to click on my avatar to stalk me...I meant my status :p
     
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    Are you trying out something other than "Not displaying status counts" that has that as a side effect?

    One of the nice things about the status counts was that one could click on the number of someone with a large total and see what types of things provide points. Many of the descriptions were.... non-descriptive, but it was still interesting.

    Never mind, just noticed that information could still be found by clicking on the avatar. Although trying to get the break down for JALPak returns the error "This member limits who may view their full profile."

    Speaking of JALPak....

    Member Since: Feb 5, 2011 Message Count: 6,167
    Status Points: 11,675 Likes Received: 20,897


    20k likes? 11k status points? In three weeks (granted with 6k posts)? Holy *&&^%^@!!!!!!!
     
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    Sort of like a TOMBSTONE
     
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    Qu'est-ce que c'est?
     
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    I think this was a plot by Gargoyle and his evil minions to take over a corner of MP!
     
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    We took over a corner long ago. You're just slow to catch on.
     
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    Can I hide these too? :p
     
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    You can run, but you can't hide...
     
  24. JALPak
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    How about if I change it to your avatar?
     
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    I could share it with you, but then I'd have to kill you.
     
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