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Mark, My thoughts exactly! I am for some kind of "reward" but will we end up with a lot of posts that do not"expand" or "add to the community"? John
I don't think we'll receive of flood of "useless" posts in light of this reward system. It's a bit extreme to assume people will spam their way to 500 without the moderation staff catching on

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His question wasn't if it could be done, it was if the system currently tracks it
Oops, sorry. I saw no difference. The system will only do something if you make it do so.

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Regardless, people who simply log in and browse are not contributing to the wealth of knowledge, although those who ask questions are stimulating conversation and are contributing to the content. Just 500 questions and you'll receive the benefits
I just posted a question and I'm told it's too complicated. It stimulated conversation and contributed to the content but it's not welcome?

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Another point on this subject, we've implemented the system and we feel that it is the best approach to keep everyone happy. I'm still interested in feedback, but I don't plan on changing it for a while .I would like to test the current settings and see how it works.
I have yet to figure out what the benefit of >1000 posts is. I must have missed something.

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Mark, Thank-you, That was my concern! I try and do as is requested and read over the threads already posted. 99% of the time I get my questions answered that way! When I have a question I ask. John
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Questions are always welcomed. As Mark said, it's stimulates conversation and adds to the community.

The number of posts, I believe, has been lowered. Last I knew, nothing is written in stone yet.

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Oops, sorry. I saw no difference. The system will only do something if you make it do so.
You're correct, customizations to the system can obviously be done, but it risks the security and reliability of the system. vBulletin is not my code, therefore modification of it may result in exploits.

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I just posted a question and I'm told it's too complicated. It stimulated conversation and contributed to the content but it's not welcome?
I think you mis-read what I wrote, I said those who login and don't post questions and simply browse are not contributing to the community.

Where-as those who are posting questions regardless of how complex or simple they are, do contribute to the system. Whether the question is answer instant or in 30 months, it's still a topic of conversation and adds content to the community.

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I have yet to figure out what the benefit of >1000 posts is. I must have missed something.

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> 1000? Nothing more than > 500. The benefits are listed in the first post of this thread.

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Overall I think people are making this into a bigger deal than it should be. People who post on the community 500 times gain minor benefits for their efforts. People who are new without 500 posts have equal opportunities to gain the 500 posts, it's 100% in their control. There is no unfair advantage or anything. It's a clear cut case of you do something you get something. Lets stop over-complicating this.

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I think you mis-read what I wrote, I said those who login and don't post questions and simply browse are not contributing to the community.

Where-as those who are posting questions regardless of how complex or simple they are, do contribute to the system. Whether the question is answer instant or in 30 months, it's still a topic of conversation and adds content to the community.
I was told this simple question is too complicated. All I did was ask what the parts of a router bit are.

Router Forums - View Single Post - what are the parts to a router bit?

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I was told this simple question is too complicated. All I did was ask what the parts of a router bit are.

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Seems like something you should speak with Mike about . In my opinion, no question is too complicated, any question can be answered .

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I would like to thank everyone for their feedback and contributions to this system. When it initially started out it I was way off on my numbers and benefits, due to everyones great feedback and opinions I believe we have tuned it to something that will work well. I'm going to close this thread because we have received all the feedback required and we have made the recommended adjustments.

You may still offer your opinions to me via PM, I am always interested to read them.

Thank you again everyone!

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