said 1 year, 3 months ago:
Just got a note from Mike Stelzner in another Forum regarding the point system, some bug cures in the Beta stage, and some helpful advice. At the risk of getting dinged for having duplicate content here, please Mr. Moderator, this really will be helpful to those in this forum and is not meant to game any system. I’m just posting this because the likelihood of anyone here seeing Mike’s post in another location is pretty low. So bare with me on this, okey dokey? Here’s Mike’s helpful info:
The system is working and all bugs for points have been ironed out.
A few things to note:
- 10 points for replying in a club forum (applies only to first reply. For example: …[you] will not receive any points for [your second or subsequent] post).
Also, if you started the forum thread, you won’t get points for replying within the thread.
The leaderboard: Robin, I communicated to you via private messages and also posted it in the news section on the main page the following: The leaderboard now ONLY looks at activity over the last 30 days, not total points.
And to your point in your reply, yes we MUST adjust things as we go along. We are in beta and nothing is set in stone. As with any service we want to optimize this as we go along to ensure the best possible experience for all.
In addition, we are removing people from the leaderboard who are clearly gaming the system. In fact, I just did that yesterday.
At the end of the day, this is a networking club, not a game. We want people here first and foremost who want to partake in great discussion, help others, network and learn. Anyone who cares more about the leaderboard than what I said in my prior sentence really ought to ask themselves why they are here.Thanks for your understanding and support.
Okey, dokey! I appreciate Mike’s comments and hope they’re helpful to you, too. And he’s right — at the end of the day this is an AWESOME discussion, learning, and networking club, not a game.
And while the point system is a fun little distraction with an ongoing bit of intrigue egging us all onward, I know that I am definitely here because of the vast learning and sharing opportunities these Clubs offer me, as well as the overwhelming sense of gratitude for having found a place with so much expertise represented here.
Every day, I am completely in awe of the system Mike Stelzner and his team at SME has brought together in this one little site. Doubly in awe over the fact this site is free! Thanks to everyone on the SME team for bringing all of us here and gifting us with so much value in one place right from the beginning.
That is truly the treasure at the end of this little scouting adventure. And that true prize was here for us the moment we arrived.
Now, onward ho, fellow campters! There’s much networking on our and travels ahead! See you on the trail!
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