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Fiddlestix
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MyCred [Image Can Not Be Found] 14.00   what is it ? My Fiddlerman Credit Report ?

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Fiddlerman
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This is a new plugin that will give us credit for logging in and for posting comments and whatever else we would like it to do. I installed it not for those points but figured I would try it. The idea of the plugin is to be used to give players credits for participating. A suggestion was made by the forum committee to use badges, awards, icons of different sorts to encourage players to participate in projects, posting videos, etc. It was thought that this kind of motivation would be fun.

My very vague explanation above is so because I am still working on methods of rewarding that will adapt to Simple:Press. When I have come to the point in which I can make the code to display cool badges and such I will be needing lot's of suggestions. For now it's:

1 point for daily visits

1 point for logging in (max 1 per day)

1 point for a new topic and 1 for a post

1 point for creating a poll

1 point for voting in a poll

1 point for your poll receiving a vote

1 point for having your post rated

The intent is to make the forum more fun but if it's a problem I'll change or remove the plugin, or just use it to create our upcoming badge, award system for project, party, and video posting participation.

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I don't quite understand the "star" rating thing,, I wanted to give you 5 stars for your answer but it would only let me give it one star.

Sorry, Pierre.  frown

And I have never even gotten one of those. lol  rofl facepalm

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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I gave you 5 for yours Ken. :)

Not revengeful at all....

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I don't care for it... makes me feel like I'm not performing up to expectations.. Also it just clutters up the simple posting process, just like those links to FB, twitter, google, etc. at the bottom of EVERY post.

Not necessary here... we know who contributes and participates, it's majority of the time the one's who post. LoL

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2014 - 7:58 pm
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Thanks for your opinion. Hoping for a few more. :)
Mainly, I want it for the rewards and not so much for posting and logging in...

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Pierre:  5 stars ?,,,,  Thanks,,, the first time ever.  I'm excited now.

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I love the idea.  I think it will add fun elements.  Plus, then when someone asks a question, and get a variety of answers, they can look and see who the heavy posters are (not that that makes them correct necessarily...) 

 

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Fiddlestix said
I don't quite understand the "star" rating thing,, I wanted to give you 5 stars for your answer but it would only let me give it one star.

Sorry, Pierre.  frown

And I have never even gotten one of those. lol  rofl facepalm

Don't worry, Ken, someone and me fixed it a bit, LOL!

Fiddlerman said
I gave you 5 for yours Ken. :)

Not revengeful at all....

Hahahahahaaaa! XD

Fiddlestix said
@Pierre:  5 stars ?,,,,  Thanks,,, the first time ever.  I'm excited now.

dancing  cheerleaderbunny_pole_dancer

 

Ken. 

You guys are so funny!

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@Mad_Wed: Thanks, Naska and welcome back. You've kinda been a stranger lately in these parts. Been busy, huh ?

violin-1267 <<<< I haven't figured out yet if that is a boy or girl.  dunno

 

Ken.

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Thanks, Ken. Yep, was busy and will be again... work lately won't leave any space for life lately... Sorry about that, i miss you all!

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I don't mind the new "system" it seems put in place for fun or just gathering info. 

I hope everyone weighs in on this and gives their opinion.   

My suggestion would be to call it something different... "credit" seems to not be well received so far.   Or would there be an option for a member to "turn off " their status for those that don't like it.

Waiting for all the replies and input... :) exactlyexactlyexactlyexactly

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KindaScratchy
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October 13, 2014 - 7:19 pm
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It's growing on me now that I understand how it works.

My initial reaction was that I didn't like it because the name implies that it's a credibility rating. Now I understand, however, that it's more of an activity rating that goes a little beyond the number of posts a user has.

Just because someone posts a lot, or starts a lot of threads, or logs in often, doesn't make their posts more credible. But it's good for the forum for members to be active, so if the rating motivates folks to participate more, that's a good thing.

I especially like the idea of members earning "badges" for specific things like participating in projects or posting videos. I think that could provide encouragement in a fun way. I hope Pierre is able to figure out a way to do that (I volunteer to help research it).

So, if most folks want to keep the MyCred rating, I would recommend posting an explanation of what it is.

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I think of the "credit" more like "participation".  I think that like any new feature it will take some fine tuning, but it is good in that it shows more than just one's post count.

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Yes such as people that do come here often and read, yet do not post often.  They can at least get points for coming.

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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cdennyb said
I don't care for it... makes me feel like I'm not performing up to expectations.. 

I don't think anyone expects too much out of anyone else here in the forum, except to conduct ourselves in a reasonable manner.

KindaScratchy said
It's growing on me now that I understand how it works.

I especially like the idea of members earning "badges" for specific things like participating in projects or posting videos. I think that could provide encouragement in a fun way. I hope Pierre is able to figure out a way to do that (I volunteer to help research it).

When I was in grade school the teacher(s) would stick various colored stars in the middle of our foreheads for active participation and being good in class. A gold star  was the highest honor.

Those were the days, my friend(s).

 

Ken. 

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Fiddlerman
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Looks like I will have to find a programmer to help me with that plugin. The badges could be a great motivator. It would be like the traveler who puts up stickers of all the places that he has visited on his van....

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Badges would be cool, stars would be pretty, all the mini-links to FB, Google, twitter, etc. and "MyCred" is interesting....... but on every post of every thread?

How about in/on the persons profile page instead?

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I rarely go look at anyone's profile.

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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Fiddlerman
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Good point. Perhaps I'll eliminate the points anyway. I'm more interested in the badges. I'm going to get bids on programming this week.

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