FAQ: Using the new forum Software (Jan 2017)

  • Koen Verbeeck

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    Sean Lange - Monday, February 6, 2017 2:37 PM

    Thom A - Monday, February 6, 2017 1:37 PM

    I'm actually wondering if the Like button(s) are bloating people's points. I've noticed that since the new forums have come out I've probably earned about 700 points (700!). That's almost half what I already had.

    I had a look at my activity, and yesterday I got 52 points (1 accepted answer (12), 2 replies (2), 5 posts reported (5), 1 - (1), and 16 liked posts (32)). It doesn't seem to be every day I get a large amount of likes, but I'm getting at least 5/6 a day which is 20 or so points a day O.o

    I'm all for showing active members,and those who contribute, being easy to recognise (points mean more active), but I don't want my "points" to make me look like I'm much active (or contribute way more) than I am.

    I just liked your last reply and you gained 2 points from that. Seems that points may mean even less than they did before. :hehe:

    This just seems like an episode of Who's Line is it Anyway?

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  • Beatrix Kiddo

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    TomThomson - Friday, January 20, 2017 2:57 PM

    Couldn't the topic options button have an unsubscribe/cancel subscription option on it?   I can remember reading posts about this in one of the forums years ago, so slightly surprised it hasn't happened.

    And is there a way to set "Notify me of replies to this post" to default to off? I swear I've looked in the UCP.

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Beatrix Kiddo - Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:50 AM

    TomThomson - Friday, January 20, 2017 2:57 PM

    Couldn't the topic options button have an unsubscribe/cancel subscription option on it?   I can remember reading posts about this in one of the forums years ago, so slightly surprised it hasn't happened.

    And is there a way to set "Notify me of replies to this post" to default to off? I swear I've looked in the UCP.

    Should default to the last option you set.

  • Beatrix Kiddo

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    Thanks- I thought that, but it doesn't. It always reverts to a tick.

  • Beatrix Kiddo

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    Even when replying to the same thread.

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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  • YSLGuru

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    Sue_H - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:58 PM

    YSLGuru - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:37 PM

    What happened to the MY POSTS link that was in the forums of the old site that let you quickly access/review your past posts?

    Try going to your profile and then select Replies under the big wasted space thing with all the colors. That seems to serve the same purpose.

    Sue

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  • funbi

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    Why do people care about points so much 🙂

  • Sean Lange

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    funbi - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:05 AM

    Why do people care about points so much 🙂

    Nobody really knows.

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  • Koen Verbeeck

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    Sean Lange - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:29 AM

    funbi - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:05 AM

    Why do people care about points so much 🙂

    Nobody really knows.

    Because people like competition.
    Sites like StackOverflow are based on the premise of giving users reputation and badges based on their contributions.
    It's a simple system designed to push people to contribute more.
    How this impacts quality, I'll leave that discussion open 🙂

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