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Giving points sets your points to negative?

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To myself I sent 9999, 5000, 25000

But my points shows:
Gift-points available: -39,974

I'm confused why the number is negative.
If I am sending points (to myself the admin in this case) wouldn't the number increment?
Or is this a special case for the admins?
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The notes in 0000043: Option to abolish gift points - ocPortal feature tracker give some explanation for how it currently works.


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In other words, gift points are seperate from your actual points. Gift points you can get/earn for daily site visits and stuff (whileas your actual memberpoints can be earned through even more means.

It is kept seperate so that you wouldn't loose your member points just because you felt like rewarding another member with points. The gift points that you give to the other member (you in this case) are given to them as actual member points, but from your gift point pool.

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Is the admin exempted from requiring backing gift points? Typically, a user should never be able to gift more points than he has gift points.

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BobS said

Is the admin exempted from requiring backing gift points? Typically, a user should never be able to gift more points than he has gift points.

Bob

Normally, yes to both.

In a previous post Chris instructed me on how to give individual members permissions using the points store. I tested it out about a month ago by giving a trusted individual normal member, who has a unique role on the forum, the ability to have unlimited gift points to give out.

(I can say it works very well. Thanks, Chris! :) )

Steve
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Thanks, sholzy. Now it makes sense.

Bob
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