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Where can I get a description of the new point system?

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The words "hired" and "volunteer" don't seem to go together!! 

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I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

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I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

 

Go into your profile and choose edit. Click on the "Site Options" tab. It's in there, but unfortunately it doesn't show in the posts for some unknown reason.

Edit: The site locked up while posting this and gave me an error page. I forget what it said, but it's not the first time. I wasn't credited any points as well

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I found it - thanks.

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Even though I started this I might as well get in line with everyone else...

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I'd like to know what they mean also.  I see some posters with 10 posts and 300 to 400 points, while I only have 63.  Not that I am overly concerned, but if you get prizes or can trade them in for free Dell stuff (wink wink -  I had to type this cause I can't get the smiley wink wink guy to work) then I want my points.....

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2 Inspiron 1720's, 2.0 and 2.5 gig processors, 2 and 4 gigs RAM, 8400GM and 8600GT cards (Vista Home and Ultimate)

1 E1705, 2.0 processor, 2 gigs RAM 7900GS. (Vista Home)

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Only a few know the meaning and the structure of the points ie the Mods and board designers, and they are not ready to divulge this info. All we know is wait and it will be put out in the near future.

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They must mean something cryptic.  I tried to figure them out but I can't.   My post above showed 5 the last time I checked, now it says 20.  Weird!

 

I actually was trying to be cute with the Free Dell Stuff & I wanted a winky character but when I click them all that happens is a window opens and nothing else happens.   So until I can figure out how to add a smiley, I'll just have to type my feelings (SIGH!)

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2 Inspiron 1720's, 2.0 and 2.5 gig processors, 2 and 4 gigs RAM, 8400GM and 8600GT cards (Vista Home and Ultimate)

1 E1705, 2.0 processor, 2 gigs RAM 7900GS. (Vista Home)

2 Mini 9's, Black and Cherry Red......(Windows XP) Love The Mini!!!!!

 

 

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I'm pretty sure that a large component of one's points comes from the number of viewings of one's posts (notice there is now no indication of number of viewings of specific posts). Anyway I think this is going to be a popular thread, so I'm counting on this post boosting my current measly points!

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  Must be Dell faction points, lol.

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I would also like to know what this points system is all about.

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I would also like to know what this points system is all about.

 

Only Dell knows and maybe, sometime in the future, they will let us know.   emoticon.Wink.title    emoticon.BigSmile.title

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  At 50,000 points you get hired as an online technical support volunteer.  emoticon.Computer.title

 

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  At 50,000 points you get hired as an online technical support volunteer.  emoticon.Computer.title

 

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The words "hired" and "volunteer" don't seem to go together!! 

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I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

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I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

 

Go into your profile and choose edit. Click on the "Site Options" tab. It's in there, but unfortunately it doesn't show in the posts for some unknown reason.

Edit: The site locked up while posting this and gave me an error page. I forget what it said, but it's not the first time. I wasn't credited any points as well

 

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Inspiron 531 Desktop w/ 32 Bit Vista Home Premium
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It just did it again! See below! This is like the 10th time this has happened to me today!!

Sorry, there was a problem with your last request!

Either the site is offline or an unhandled error occurred. We apologize and have logged the error. Please try your request again or if you know who your site administrator is let them know too.

 

Edit: This error is becoming EXTREMELY ANNOYING. It's happening more and more! Anyone else experiencing this??????

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points are derived from post ratings is my guess - it is a guess though ....

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As long as you cannot spam your way to points heaven, its all good whatever the point of them is.

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Where can I get a description of the new point system?

 

 

Somewhere in the Twilight Zone. I think it means how many times you recieved this message:

 

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[quote user="jronesi"]

I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

 

Go into your profile and choose edit. Click on the "Site Options" tab. It's in there, but unfortunately it doesn't show in the posts for some unknown reason.

Edit: The site locked up while posting this and gave me an error page. I forget what it said, but it's not the first time. I wasn't credited any points as well

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I found it - thanks.

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Thanks, had a time with it, the dumb thing was not just counting visual character and spaces, but also the hidden HTML as well. Ended up copying my XPS signature over to Word, pruning it via "word count", then porting it to Notepad to strip the Word formatting.

Cannot use Arial 7.5 font now, cause the signature character checker sees/counts the coding too.

[quote user="jronesi"]

I also notice that we no longer carry our hardware signatures...and I can't seem to find a spot in my profile to stash it.  I thought the signature was very helpful when trying to help or decipher someone's question.

 

Go into your profile and choose edit. Click on the "Site Options" tab. It's in there, but unfortunately it doesn't show in the posts for some unknown reason.

Edit: The site locked up while posting this and gave me an error page. I forget what it said, but it's not the first time. I wasn't credited any points as well

 

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XPS 630i Intel Core² (Wolfdale) 3.0 GHz; BIOS: 1.0.13; 4 GB DDR2 @ 800 MHz;
Hard Drives: 320 GB, NCQ Western Digital; 640 GB, Seagate;
Optical Drives: 48x Combo CD-RW; 16x DVD+/-RW; Creative X-Fi PCI Sound;
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT w/ 512 MB; 19 in 1 Media Reader w/ Bluetooth;
Windows 7, 64-Bit (Primary), c/b Vista 32-Bit, 32 Bit (OEM); 2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCIe WLAN

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Hello All, I noticed the "Points" as well. I also don't have a clue as to what it may or maynot mean. I'm sure it means something to someone.

I don't post here for "Points", or anything else for that matter, except to try and help others with issues with their Dell products and software.

I must admit, that I have been fooling with computers for over 28 years, and I learn something new here almost every day.

My only problem is remembering the new lessons I learn here.

So for me, it's not about "Points" but more about helping and learning.

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It is highly possible there is no point!

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This is a pointless post, yet I get points, what are points?

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:^/ I've been curious about these, too, and here's what I've noticed along the way:

 

• Posts made before the system was put into place receive no points. (Naturally)

• Each post made since is worth five points.

• Each time someone clicks the "Reply" link below your post, you get a further fifteen points.  (So, posts that interest people get more points than those that don't.)

• Each time someone rates one of your posts, you get about six points per star given to you.

• Each time you rate someone else's posts, you get one point per star you give.

• No points are currently given for rating your own posts.  (I suspect that this once worked, but has now been fixed.)

• A post selected as a solution is worth more points.  It also gets echoed at the top of the queue, perhaps for more points.

• One user has over 30,000 points, and all of his posts are rated at five stars.  (I won't name him; it's bad form and unnecessary.)

 

;^) Apparantly, it's not impossible to spam the system.

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just getting in line for my points.

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just getting in line for my points.

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Even though I started this I might as well get in line with everyone else...

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I may as well join the party too. I need POINTS.

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After all this time, no one has figured out what points are for yet?

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After all this time, no one has figured out what points are for yet?

 

Nope.  LOL.     emoticon.BigSmile.title

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Points ok, but has anyone figured out the break between Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond?? (anything above Diamond?)

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Rank Posts                VS
Diamond 15,000      200
Platinum 6000         100
Gold 1500                 50
Silver 250                 20
Bronze  

No, Diamond is the top rank.

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Bev,

Thanks!

So the rank coincides with the number of posts?

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Yep.

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This thread has been locked due to it's age, if you have a similar issue, please use the 'New Post' feature at the top of this page and start a new thread.
 
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