[Answered] What causes a change in points?

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  1. sealiz
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    Why, after continuous posting, does my status not change at all? What causes these numbers and then status to change?
     
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  2. sobore
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    No on knows the exact algorithm, but posting, receiving likes and contributing to the community will cause the numbers to rise.
     
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  3. cockpitvisit
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    Also status changes don't happen immediately but usually happens at 40 minutes past each hour now.
     
  4. Gargoyle
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    Likes are more important than post count (although we don't know all the factors that are taken into account); that is done to encourage posting of content. So, post some good info, stories or pix in the appropriate forums and the likes will pile up fast and furious, and you'll start to ascend the status scale.
     
  5. So how many points are needed for a first class seat? And when do they expire? And can I use them at FTD for Valentines Day? Thank you.
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    I don't know about the other airlines, but If you book on delta.com, the number of points you see on the first screen won't be the number of points on the last screen, and it might suddenly glitch, apologize and tell you politely to try again.
     
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  7. Man... as a relatively new member to FT and now MP, you're a wise and tough group to impress. Will keep posting and responding to threads to help build content but here's to hoping I can get a few likes to bump my status level! [​IMG]
     
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  8. brp
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    I like your persistence and attitude :)

    Cheers.
     
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  9. aitchly
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    12 posts is continuous? [​IMG].

    Status is more fun when the goal posts are set just far enough for you to stretch. A few more likes and posts and you will hit one!
     
  10. kwai
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    That's depends upon the timeframe![​IMG]
     
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  11. sealiz
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    So if I'm understanding correctly, it's not really content that matters, but how "popular" somebody is or how many times they can post in counting down numbers? Thanks for those who posted the "secret code"; this is useful.
     
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  12. aitchly
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    For now that pretty much covers it. In time, number of travel reports might be added and the popularity will even out if the counting threads are not included in the math.
     
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  13. TuxTraveller
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    Algorithms can always been changed.. The google search algorithm hasn't exactly stayed the same since the beginning.. I'm sure the 'secret status points' algorithm will be 'enhanced' as time goes by ;)
     
  14. aitchly
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    We have been all but assured that it will be. Darn moving goal posts.
     
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    It's the endless carrot you'll always be chasing but never reach ;)
     
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    That would be the platinum status carrot . . . as we have not even seen a gold in the wild yet!
     
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    The platinum status carrot cannot be tamed - only respected and befriended! :)
     
  18. Gargoyle
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    Just look at how much Al Gore has changed since he invented the internet. Did you know that Algorithms were named in his honor?
     
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    wow that is really really bad. and I like(d) it
     
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    Unless of course you do like DL and just add a Diamond status carrot :)
     
  21. Tim
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    Isn't that Algoreithms? :)

    The short version of how to attain status points is to just contribute to the community and they will come. :)
     
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  22. TuxTraveller
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    Aren't you glad you have the option to unlike something... hide the evidence before somebody sees it ;)
     
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    "The rhythms of Al Gore" - the new Justin Bieber album! ;)
     
  24. Gargoyle
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    If we build it, they will come.
     
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    I first read this thread title as "what causes a change in pants"....

    As a Brit now living in Canada, many potential answers sprung to mind!
     

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