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The points system/points store

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Out of curiosity, anyone out there that is using ocPortal use the points system for anything?

I added it in so users move up through the ranks.   But am having a hard time envisioning what else to
use it for.

Also, are the 'gift points' a user has in the database anywhere?   I exported all my databases and looked through there, but don't see where that is stored.

Paul
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I currently have not implemented them the way I intend to. However I am and will be using them on my clan site. My thoughts will be to A)support the ocWorld as I am implementing that and I think the points are need for that for purchasing things in it like realms and room creation etc.
B) To help encourage rewards.
C) I may invent fantasy objects for people to purchase that uses points so members can accrue an inventory of collectibles.

Originally the clan was FPS CoD  clan so I was thinking weapons and objects related to that like a Luger or a ppsh or a handgrenade or howitzer or a tank etc etc. This could be fun for user to amass their collection. I would then need to modify forums or something with a "Items Owned"  link for show and tell purposes. Now the clan has branched into other Genres so items could be all kinds of things like a magic elixir worth big bux etc. I imagine this could be incorporated into any type of site for fun like a recipe sharing site can build up the users pantry with cooking utensils and/or ingredients. Items could be traded or sold etc. and then contests or special permissions granted based on inventory like if anyone has the ingredients make choc chip cookies in their pantry they win a free cookbook or get backstage pass to a special recipe forum etc.

And lets not forget the use of putting points on downloads to slow down people who just come and leech your downloads but never contribute anything.


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I can see that stuff on a clan site.   Maybe I just need to think about it a bit more.  Thanks for the input.

Paul
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