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Are the points earned on this site useful for anything??

Just wondering is all?
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Chris-

If the pointstore isn't installed, it would be good to remove the "to spend" from the member point recap. Just state the number of points.

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maybe you could look aat trading points for  adveerrtising and/or personal support or something. again just thoughts.

btw if you have group(rank) entry vaklidation based on total point is that trackeed as curently held points or all points earned. ie if 1000 pts gets me in the busy body (group or rank) but at 999 I bought a 200 item from the point store will I stilll qualify on the next page for the rank or will I now have to wait to earn 200 more points again?
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I've wondered the same about what happens to rank when points are spent.

In my particular case, it's unlikely that I will have anything on offer in the near term - certainly not support or anything. Down the road, I could conceivably implement a classifieds system where  points could be spent but I'd me more inclined to try to monetize that feature if I were to go with it. I guess I could sell points but that brings us back to the question of how that effects rank.

My real point is that if there is no mechanism to purchase something, the points display should not include the confusing "to spend" phrase.

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Chris-

If the pointstore isn't installed, it would be good to remove the "to spend" from the member point recap. Just state the number of points.

Bob

There may be other ways of spending, or there may not, a code module wouldn't know. Best we can do is say people can customise the language strings, but to be honest I can't be bothered to do it here right now ;). I believe we did put on the tracker that we want to enable some kind of point  store here, but it's not a priority.

maybe you could look aat trading points for  adveerrtising and/or personal support or something. again just thoughts.

Yep, when we get a government grant to fund our charitable activities I'm all for that :lol:. I don't think we have a responsibility to add to every favour every member gives every other member, if you think about the economics of that it doesn't work out mathematically ;).

Rank is based on total ever. I think it's explained in the docs properly.


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Ok thanks Drew, I'll look that up in the docs I must have missed it somehwere. I am soo tempted to ask - Who's line is it anyway?

Btw I wasn't think pure charity or anythiing but I was thinking points earned for participation on a site where good for the site. In a way it's a personal untaxable economy or somewhat of a barter system.
If I get busy releasing mods or themes or news and/or supporting end users with advice I think it would help to add to the attractiveness of the package to the community thereby attracting more end user and giving greater potential for growth and activity of the system and even possibly leading to more potential for you to line your pockets with money in other ways in the future.

Otherwise what the heck is the purpose to the points in the first place why not just turn em off completey? hmm maybe your right though I should probably wait for a government grant before I helpout anyone round here or contribute some themes or code. You could be right I do have a problem with being a little too charitable from time to time. Thanks for opening my eyes to the idiocy of rewarding the contributors to my community with anything that might encourage them or say thanks for their efforts cause I almost included this feature in one of my sites I was trying to develop. I owe you one!
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I think I missed an American cult reference there   :lol: . Just checked, the "Points" tutorial covers it, although possibly a bit tangentially :).


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just read the tut so for anyone wondering the quick answer yes it is from total earned regardless of what is spent. Of course the points store tut is worth reading. Was interesting to learn the totals aren't stored anywhere. (damn I really got to het my head around this not being charitable thing! Here I am doing it again!) :lol:
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