Status and Status Points on milepoint?

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  1. I was looking through the FAQ, but wasn't able to find the answers to my questions. How does one earn points and what are the points thresholds for Milepoint Status?
     
  2. sobore
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    Welcome to Milepoint, basically you earn points for posting content and receiving 'likes' .
    I'll see if I can find a link of info! [​IMG]
     
  3. sobore
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  4. chrislacey
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    Welcome to MilePoint fs2k2isfun! ...as you can probably imagine...there has been quite a bit of posting centered around MilePoint status and points and all. Here's one rather long thread: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/gaining-status-with-milepoint.3057/
    ...I have found that the easiest way to figure out what you can do to get status...is to check how other people have gotten theirs. If you click on a person's avatar on the left of any post...you will see how many "points" they have. If you click on the number of points...you'll see a pop-up box showing how they got to that number. I believe some members have turned off the ability for people to see how they got their points...but most of the people I have seen still have it visible.
    Enjoy MilePoint!
     
  5. Gargoyle
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    Points are awarded through a deeply mysterious "Algoreithm" (named for Al Gore, who founded the Internets). It is concealed in a secure location, locked in a black box hidden deep the mountains of Colorado.

    It takes into consideration a blend of 12 factors. Post and Likes are two of those factors, but we don't know the rest. Speculation includes location of posts, whether they are quoted, grammar and syntax, judicious use of smilies and font options, and how useful the content is to the community. Of course, that is only speculation, and YMMV.

    As a result, the only good solution is pull up a chair, start reading and participating, and have loads of fun!

    By the way, here is a top secret photo from wackyleaks, showing the Milepoint Algorithm Black Box:
    blackbox-1.jpg
     
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  6. sobore
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    FYI - We were told never to talk about the Milepoint Algorithm Black Box. Expect a knock on the door any minute.
     
  7. miles and smiles
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    Someone want to tell me how Al Gore fit into that thing. I suspect some hanky-panky going on. [​IMG]
     
  8. Blue Skye
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    then i guess that explains my current point number [​IMG] as i tend to give up using proper capitalization and often (who am i kidding...mostly) grammar is clearly lacking. [​IMG]

    bwahahaha, perfect. it is like Randy's version of "Men in Black" set out to erase any knowledge of how the system exactly works. [​IMG]
     
  9. jneugeba
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    Last I heard, Randy worked out a deal with NORAD to house it in Cheyenne Mountain!
     
  10. Bob Smolinsky
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    Yes, the 10k'ers are locked down...
     
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  11. Gargoyle
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    And the 401K'ers are busy trying to be liked.
     
  12. mowogo
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    Generally post things that are either quite informational, good questions, or amusing (in the right places) and you will slowly make the climb up in posts and likes, which are the key pieces, which are then weighted by the special science locked away in an undisclosed secure location.
     
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  13. photog72
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    How do I become an original member? Do I have to be here from day 1 on the beta? Or March 1? Says I am a member since 2/13. ???
     
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  14. chrislacey
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    photog72, you have to get to either 25 or 30 status points before it'll say "Original Member". I'm pretty sure it's 30...but then I started second guessing myself. I'm sure you registered early enough!
     
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    However, one of the rumored 12 factors is the ability to dance....as the deeply mysterious "Algoreithm" referred to above is actually derived from the Samba-Foxtrot fusion dance-beat called the "Al Gore Rhythms"
     
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    I was certain that it was in a mayonaise jar under Funk & Wagnals porch since noon yesterday
     
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    Thank you! I couldn't find the answer anywhere.
     
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    Actually you became an OM 8 minutes ago at the last sweep! Congratulations and thanks for your postings!
     
  19. Gargoyle
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    You get bonus points if you can do the Funky Chicken.

    Congrats on OM status! Many of us had assumed that would end midnite on the last day of February, but it's still going on.
     
  20. Tenmoc
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    Yup. I was quite wrong on that one.
     
  21. Oiuyt
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    It makes sense to continue it for at least a little while after the official release.

    That said, I was one of the people who assumed eligibility would close with the end of Beta.
     
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  22. milchap
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    Me too.
     
  23. Actonma
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    Glad it didn't/seemingly hasn't....[​IMG]
     
  24. lichenlt
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    this thread is hilarious, good job
     
  25. the_happiness_store
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    Note to myself: To get status use more similes.
     

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