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Post Count Back - Points Next?

May 28, 2012 11:39 AM

Post Counts, and also Reply Numbers are back. I wonder if "Points" will make an appearance, or if they are gone, along with "Salamis?"

 

Just curious,

 

Hunt

 
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    May 29, 2012 7:07 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I just added a comment about the points on the "Known issues" forum, didn't see this post then - still no contradiction.

     

    Can't see any point in not having points - they don't harm anyone - they don't cost too much, If somebody enters a marathon they like to know in what position they finished (I think so - never entered a marathon myself) even if they came in position 9,435.

     

    The legend still exists ScreenShot015.png

    so maybe there's still hope.

     
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    May 29, 2012 11:27 AM   in reply to Trevorׅ

    They are scheduled to be brought back in the next update.

     
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    May 30, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to adobe-admin

    It is much harder to get points with the new format.  The much smaller "helpful" and "correct" are just overlooked or ignored.

     
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    May 30, 2012 11:22 AM   in reply to Trevorׅ

    Is it more helpful to you to see the number of posts, the number of points, or a graphic (1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars) to show a user's status level?

     

    Or do you need a combination? And if so, what combination?

     

    Right now we see the number of posts and status level under your avatar in the first message in a thread. And then the post count under the avatar and status level next to your name in a response.

     

    Is the date you joined the forums important?

     

    Thanks!

     
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    May 30, 2012 1:09 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    John,

     

    The date is actually the basis for the rest, so if the other things are to mean anything it should be there, too.

     
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    May 30, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Mine is quite a bit off, too, Bill.

     

    I joined before the end of the previous millennium, but it says a late summer day in 2006.

     
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    May 30, 2012 2:24 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    In my opinion: date joined and number of posts can mean something, while points are almost a joke.

     
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    May 30, 2012 2:57 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    I don't really agree with Claudio (Claudio please don't get offended )

     

    I think points mean quite a bit on the other hand the fact that somebody ask some question one time ago is not that relevant.

     

    Of course combining the date and number of posts does have some meaning but one does see some people (not myself ) who have quite a posts any never answer any body.

     

    I think the points give a competitive element to the forum and encourage people to participate and answer

     

    IN SHORT

     

    A combination of

    1) Posts

    2) Points

    3) Date joined

    should keep most people happy

     

    Stars are in my opinion left best in the sky but also wouldn't do any harm as long as there not in place of the 3 above.

     
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    May 30, 2012 3:57 PM   in reply to Trevorׅ

    ~ Trevor ~ wrote:

     

    I don't really agree with Claudio (Claudio please don't get offended )

     

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    Don't worry. I have always thought that it is childish and foolish to get offended if someone disagrees with you.

     

    Points are absolutely irrelevant for me. They didn't change in the least the way I participate in these forums when they were first introduced, or when they disappeared in this last change. And I doubt that there are many who will be encouraged to participate more actively just to earn some more points. Not to count the fact, discussed many times in other threads, that quite often the author of the opening message is not qualified if a given answer is "the" right one. This seems to happen frequently with newcomers who ask questions that have been answered many times.

     
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    May 30, 2012 4:02 PM   in reply to Trevorׅ

    ... is not qualified to judge if a given answer...

     
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