Trophy Points

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by canuck, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I noticed on my profile that I have 113 Trophy Points but there is no explanation to be found. Is this Otto's version of a loyalty program? Can I redeem these points for valuable items like moose t-shirts?

    Just asking.............
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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    No moose for you, I'm afraid; they mean nothing.

    You've also maxed out, as most regular users will do sooner or later. As we've transfered from a previous incarnation and not started from scratch, most of us will miss the entirely non-magical experience of receiving pointless notifications for virtual trophies as we reach fixed milestones for post/like numbers.

    The members' list is supposedly viewable by total trophy points, but as there is an upper limit for points awardable, very soon you have scores of users all tied on 113 points - pointless.

    It's all the product of (failed) attempts to make message boards partly message boards, partly social networks and partly 'interactive games/experiences'. The first succeeds, the second is a mixed bag, and the last fails.
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It is indeed pretty meaningless guff that comes with the setup.
    I might have seen a way of switching it off, or not. Couldn't be arsed to enquire further at the time. :unsure:.
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Well that reply just crushed all my hopes and dreams.
    Not even a free pen?
  5. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    When everybody reaches the magical, if meaningless, score of 113 'Trophy Points' does that mean everyone is as good or as bad as each other?

    113 is an interesting number which I have just looked up is the 30th prime number (i.e. can only be divided by 1 and itself). :D
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Murray Mints, Murray Mints,
    Too good to hurry mints.

    Why make haste,
    When you can taste
    The hint of mint in Murray Mints?

    Murray Mints, Murray Mints, Too good to hurry mints.
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I mean, seriously, what the F does this mean? What is it for?
    I had no real idea, and thought some might take offence if I customised it with 'are you still here?', 'Still banging on about WW2!', 'Look, It's sunny outside!' etc., so I left it.


    Might be time for a revision or two here... :ninja:
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It all looks like a set of random quotes from Cheech and Chong !

    Lacking 'My dog ate my stash, Man' though.
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  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    For all them people who paid to become a patron this year, we may get a discount next time round.
    A free pen is has much use as a bag of spanners. Adam, whats with the cant be arsed at the time?
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin


    Not all that interested in fluff like Trophy thing as it seems to be designed for teenage forums and they have to sell the software to a broad church. The manic button pushing of a setup involves quite a lot of 'is this useful?' 'No, of course it isn't, let's see if we can get the gallery working, the appearance right and the search system flushed out without bringing the whole place crashing to the ground.' etc. etc. etc.
    Were I being paid for this stuff, I might more avidly hand-craft these finer details, but as I'm not and am far more interested in making the core of the place work, I quite often cannot be arsed. ;)
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    I like free pens or any type of stationery

    Always remember how to spell either form of stationery or stationary

    Pens and paper etc. E as in envelope

    Not moving A as in car
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  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    Whilst remaining amused/impressd by your explanation as how to remember the difference between stationery and stationary I must confess that as a 93 year old I have never had such problems.

    In ""my days" a gimlet eyed Miss Philips, armed with a 6 inch wooden ruler, ensured that we soon knew how to spell the right word every time :)

    Inventor of the word Techniquomania which I defined as being " The sucessful solution of a problem you never had in the first place". :)
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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Ron we shall have to teach the shopkeepers of old London town

    I see this on many occasions in shops and shop frontage signs
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    and as a reminder cut out and keep

  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I too was taught that - at primary school over 40 years ago, by a lady who still enquires after my health. I'm beginning to think she wants to outlast me.

    Trophies? Too silly to even bother noodling about with surely.
    The rep system on the other hand needs the reinstatement of negs or equivalent pronto, before the next conspiracy eejit joins up. And I don't hold with this 'like' nonsense at all. I mean, just think of the quandary I'd be put in if someone announces their dearly departed with a well-penned obit ...:unsure:
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's absolutely on the big official list of things on the laser display board.
    Fixing evil emails and getting 2F ported over probably trump it for a while though.
  17. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    But 'stationary engine' is a noun....and the name doesn't change even when it's mounted on wheels. I rather like stationary engines.
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    oh please can we have medals sir

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  19. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    and what the hell is a Patron lol and where did all my rep points go lol
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  20. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Ah, success!

    The pot has been sufficiently stirred now.

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