What are milepoint points?

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  1. ACMM
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    Mrs. G says the same thing ;) :p
     
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    In addition to what ossipago wrote, note that with some browsers the "likes" count only refreshes when the page refreshes. For example, If I click your handle, look at the Likes Received, then I like your post and look at your "Likes Received" again, the number will not have changed- unless I refresh my browser.
     
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    What I want to know is why ossipago did not try "search" before posting his question! :mad:

    (Oops, wrong bulletin board. :oops: )
     
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    Because real life Milepointers provide funnier answers than search engine do. :D
     
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  5. ossipago

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    Actually, I did search. I just happened to use the wrong words. Like I said in my OP, searching for points wasn't much help.
     
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    That's no excuse (at least on TOBB).
     
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    (note that the OP might not get the TOBB reference... it refers to "that other bulletin board")
     
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    Help, I need a moderator to shut this thread down.......:D
     
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    I've been on here since July, and I've always thought that Al Gorythm who links status to numbers of points must really be Al Gorythm Jr., son of the guy who introduced Aadvantage Gold in the 1980s, when there were no announced cutoffs and instead the point number for Gold had to be the top 2 percent of the square root of your paternal grandmother's birth year in your particular market, or something like that. (And his cousin, Algo X. Friendlyskies, controls the current cut-offs for UA's "Global Services.")
     
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    Sounds like you have hacked into Al's secret file and discovered the answer we've all been looking for for the past nine months. Congrats. You get a prize of 14.6753727765423 status points, which you will be cash in the Award Store after you reach Unobtainium Status in 138 millenia.
     
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    Don't think I can add anything except for a

    Giant Welcome
     
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    + 1 Welcome to TOBB I mean... MilePoint =)
     
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    I am more confused now than I was when ossipago started this thread a couple weeks ago. The main quandary is that "status points" seemed to be awarded with about each 25 "likes" or so during the first one hundred "likes." After that, my points have not changed at 310, even though "likes" have gone up to 125, then 150, 175, 200 and now about 225. Are no points awarded past 100 "likes," or is Al Gorithim on vacation, or. . . .?

    (And yes, I still have been posting new things as well - some of the new posts have been what have drawn the new "likes," but points haven't moved. Weird.)
     
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    I think once you get past the first few hundreds "likes", it is becoming harder to earn points from "likes". For example, the last points I received from number of "likes" was when I hit 1000 "likes", now at 1949 likes, I have not received any more points from "likes".
     
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    I figured that points would get progressively more difficult to earn. Like Diablo - the first few hits are free. But at that rate of accumulation, it seems a massive undertaking to get to gold status.
     
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    Perseverance... activity ... posting ... content ... it all adds up ...
     
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    After your initial posts and likes, the intervals between receiving status points are longer, but the amount of points your receive are larger.
    As ACMM shared above, you got to post here to get likes and status points. You don't get status points for lurking, for flying, for posting on TOBB or even for having a cute avatar. You gotta post!
     
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    No points for a cute avatar!!?? :eek: :p
     
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    Well, if I got gold status with my mug, it's pretty obvious that there ain't no beauty contest coming down. :p
     
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    I'm at 925 points at the moment, I've heard it takes 1000 points to get Gold. I thought I would get it when I hit 750 points, but nope, no points awarded for 750 posts :( fingers crossed I would reach Gold when I get 2000 likes :)

    As you said, it is becoming very difficult to earn points once you're past the first few hundreds.
     
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    It had been a combination of 1000 points and 6 months, and you have six months and you hit 1000 points 19 minutes ago. In some cases in the past the status award came in the sweep 1 hour after the points award, so lets watch things 41 minutes from now- you are our new test case. :p
     
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    Indeed, at 9:40 am EST, you are GOLD, Cennas.
    Congrats!
     
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    Wow, indeed. Thank you miles and smiles! I'm blown away!
     
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    I'm officially a Gold member now :) thanks :) really made my day :)
     
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    Randy and the whole Milepoint team are the ones to thank (and they're the ones who will be sending you goodies ;))
     
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