Points and Trophy's

Discussion in 'Questions & Comments' started by FetePerfection, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Just wondering how one earns and who is responsible for issuing points and awarding trophy's? Is there an algorithm for this or it is strictly manual?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's fully automated. In the default scheme, there are levels: newbie, member, active member, or something like that; as you accumulate points, you advance through the levels.

    I don't like to categorize people. When I set up a forum I always eliminate the newbie category & usually the others. Everyone in TUG is just a "member". Point will still accumulate based on posts, likes, etc.

    This also eliminates any reason for people to try to "game" the system by wasting resources with post/like-padding, etc.
     
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Good to know for future inquiries.
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Okay, now I understand the points. What are the trophies? Is that an automated thing too?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We got rid of them. We would have preferred to get rid of the "Like" feature itself (or at least change it to "Agree") but the changes would have been too extensive.

    We want to function here without the postocracy & postpadding that we've experienced elsewhere.
     
  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Very cool. Thanks. :)
     

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