Trophy Points

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

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Let'z have army stylee medals, 'cos they are like rly cool & warry, and every1 respeks ur pixel based VC 4 all ur postings n stuff.
  2. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    That would simply invite imposters and false claims by people for medals which were never officially issued to them. Deserving forum veterans like Clive will be upset.
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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    You've certainly got a point about 'liking' unpleasant news - one feels as if one wants to support the sentiment, but not 'like' it.

    That said, I'm sceptical about negative reputation/dislikes. The risk is small in such an august community, but the function can lend itself to 'piling on': members see that a friend or respected member is having a disagreement and 'downvote' the opponent (often a newcomer) in large numbers in the spirit of support. Of course, this may well be warranted (I'm thinking here of neo-nazi, holocaust revisionist sludge), but there's always a danger that this presents to outsiders as insular groupthink and discourages new members and new posts, which are the lifeblood of any community, online or otherwise. From experience, a weight of 'likes'/'upvotes' doesn't engender the same resentment.

    Does that make sense?
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    In an earlier post on this thread i mentioned a primary school. teacher by the name of Miss Phillips.

    I have just reminded myself that she once announced to the class "One day they will hang you Goldstein !"

    With a bit of luck, and given my present age it is quite likely that her prediction is pretty unlikely !

    As regards to the award of points, I completely concur that they are, dare I say it, pointless :)
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  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Doesn't anyone have your portrait hanging on their wall...;)
  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I miss receiving negative feedback. It was always a useful confirmation that I had really managed to hit the spot....I rarely received any without intending to.:-P
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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    No... no Trophies here. Dunno what you're talking about. :unsure:

    On rep systems, I preferred the old VB one where you were forced to leave a little hidden message. It proved an excellent back channel and forced a human comment if negging, which caused some pause before doing so.
    Arrse has a nice plugin that allows for multiple options including 'Show again braincell'.
    Always fancied a 'You, Sir, are a buffoon.' button.
    Can't work out who makes the plugin yet though.
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  8. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    So no more trophies, no more points and no medals.
    Back to the real world then ...
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've still got my Cycling Proficiency. They can never take that away.
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  10. CL1

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

    oh well back to the family
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  11. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    At primary school I was awarded a certificate for swimming a breadth of the swimming pool ... it's far better than a fantasy gold medal or fantasy points anyway. :lol:
  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Can you not afford a small payment to become a Patron? One is willing to pay next time around. Lets not take the rise Eh ?
  13. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    that's asking a lot I just learned how to add a signature!
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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hey my points have gone, I was hoping to exchange them for a set of plastic kitchen scales for the other half's Xmas pressie - wot do I do now :omg:

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  15. spidge


    You don't need points TD, your posts are always very blunt!
  16. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    A brilliant, politically correct new word. Back in the day, we called that "criticism ".
    Feedback means that while you are still being criticized but the implication is that, in doing so, they are actually doing you a favour.

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