Can someone explain to me how this works? I have lost like 300 points in the last few days, and like 70+ in the past 20 minutes, though none of my posts have been negged or anything, so I am seriously wondering, and I know it's sacreligious to you people for asking, so forgive me, though I am seriously wondering on how much longer till I'll have nothing, and thus, won't be able to post. If anyone can help me, that'd be great ... to everyone else, I am sorry this post upsets you so greatly.
Points for comments over a year old automatically expire
Hey, at least I made mine.
But it all makes sense, thanks to those who gave a nice response, as I was more or less just wondering on if I'll be allowed to continute posting much longer - if at all.
Which is bullshit. I've lost almost half of my points over the last several months simply because I don't post as much as I used to, especially since votes don't even count. It's petty, but it pisses me off. Makes me not want to post...
Makes me not want to post...
You can't do that, you'll lose even more points.
Points expire after a year. You were probably a pretty busy poster around this time last year (maybe one of the big pos-bangs happened).
Dreading dropping below the line RIGHT when the season starts. Stupid losing my password to my old account.
Due to the fact that posbangs don't actually count anymore, like they did last year, people are losing points pretty quickly. The only way to gain points now is quantity of posts, rather than quantity and quality of posts. For example, someone could have posted a comment last year that got 10 posbangs. When the expiration date comes up you lose all 10 points for that post. This year, it would take 10 seperate posts to make up that 10 point loss.
So you are saying that we should just post one word at a time?
Points have lost all meaning in the MGoCommunity.
as a new poster, i know only the days of thirst. two men enter, one man leaves. that is the only life i know.
I beg to differ.
I dont remember the exact date I was freed from Bolivia but I will enjoy seeing all the old amigos again on that day this year.
That day will be epic indeed.
Truly a MGoBlog day I will not soon forget.
I won't be able to post any comments at all. Maybe that will be a good thing for MGoBlog...
Look at what's happened to mine. I'm in real danger of not being able to post during the season, and I'm a little bitter about it.
when are points going to be redemable for cool mgoschwag?
I don't post all that much, really so my points are slowly fading to Blue.
Ok. I have to admit that I find myself much funnier than you and I couldn't stand it that you had more points than me. So, I stole your points and cashed them in at the casino. Sorry. I'll return them if I can hit this royal flush..............
First rule..........second rule. Points. Don't. etc. I'm kinda tired. Fill in the blanks.
First rule of MgoPoints is..............
(Damn - beaten to the punch again)
Oh noes!! It's my MgoAnniversary today, better step up my game before the season.
Speaking of those things that shall not be mentioned, the great MgoPointexpire of 10/11 kind of sucks doesn't it?
I just want to know where all the points go. Does Brian keep them lodged in some sort of Scrooge McDuck-type vault, in which Brian goes for a swim whenever the points are repossessed? Is he saving them up so he can cash them in for a threesome with Jessica Biel and Miranda Kerr?
WHERE DO THEY GO?!?!?!
There are children in third world countries that are literally starving for mgopoints, and we just throw them away. Typical...
until they can be shipped to Yucca Mountain.
I think they're going to Section 1 and His Dudeness right about now.
They need them.
How many mgopoints for Barbara Walters/Diane Sawyer?
I would be lucky to get a Roseanne Barr/Oprah Winfrey combo... if I threw in a holiday ham for each.
You get Rosie O'Donnell and you WILL like it.
They go to Bolivia.
If I post like 1,000 more times and get lucky on a couple games of Skee Ball, I could probably nab one of those cool sticky hands.
Can someone explain the idea of points expiring? It seems pretty stupid to me.
I guess it's so dudes can't build up a bunch of MGoPoints and then go on a His Dudeness- or Tom Hagen-like meltdown and still have a lot of MGoCache. You have to post consistently or you'll lose your "respect."
It doesn't make sense because it values quantity over quality, but I'm thinking (hoping?) that the current MGoPoints system is broken and will be running more efficiently in the coming weeks. Pos- and negbangs were helpful in deterring troll-like behavior.
I was actually turned off by this when I was new.
I like the concept of the new points system... Once in a while I'll check out grayed out posts just to see if they board is effectively weeding out the stuff I don't care about, and usually it is. Kind of funny when I did that earlier today and realized that half the comments were bouje... oops
Let's say tOSU has the ball at the three-inch line and it's fourth and goal. The clock reads 0:03 in the fourth quarter and tOSU is behind 57-0 against Northeast Delta Institute School of Mechanical Exactness. tVest calls time out to keep from being shut out. They bring in the play. The defense is packed in tight. It's a dive play off right tackle and they're in for the score and their lone TD of the day.....but wait a minute....there is a flag on the play. Here is the call from the Referee: "Illegal participation by the offense. Seventeen men on the field. Ten yard penalty, repeat fourth down." Then on the next play they throw over everyone's head and the ball lands out of bounds and the game ends.
One moment you think you have a certain number of points and the next you lose them. It happens.
Think of your mgopoints as your mgo401K...you know your overall numbers should go up more than they come down. At times the mgogovernment will take some away from you. Better yet, base your participation here not on points, but on discussions of kicking tOSU asses!
Well, you are just going to have to step up your posting. There is plenty to talk about. Here's a topic:
Brady Hoke - great recruiter or just producer of gold poop.
I believe the answer is true.
Just join the Section1apalooza one thread below.
I almost did, but I was afraid to.
In the current environment, a person is more rewarded for the number of posts than for actually contributing good points to a good discussion. It is what it is, but the days of posbangs for great points are gone. Gone are the days that MGoPoints serve as a good judge of a Member's character. Ahhhhhh . . . the good old days.
As someone that got a lot of mgopoint because my lolcat pictures got upvoted, the old system was just as silly as this system.
Deflation blows, get used to it. Wait, I know, the FED needs to hike interest rates!!
Every community needs posters of pictures and videos. Those like yourself are no less valuable to the community than serious and substantive posters. Because, at the end of the day, this IS just a website. One of my favorite things about this site are the consistent posters - good and bad (unless they are a-holes). The Bolivian posters are almost as good as the consistently good posters.
I have an additional topic on this, when moderating comments, there is a score associted. Has anyone been able to see a score over 5 or below -1? I know points aren't actually being added yet to total MGoPoints, but I enjoyed being able to see posts that generated 20+ more points, now all the good posts seem the same. This is never more evident than here but this is also a reason to get the comments fixed (going back to check this post I see that you cannot see the score and he is now negative, but he had close to 200 upvotes).
Frankly, this new system SUCKS.
Is there any way to start an MGoUprising and revolt?
i'm against picketing, but i don't know how to show it
That is the cause of the uprising in Libya, Egypt, and Syria !
You mean like an MGoBoycott?
Maybe if we found a way to cave front-page posts.
a rationale given as to the current system? I don't understand how the new policies improve the Board experience, enhance loyalty, encourage participation, or any of the other justification for a policy change.
Are items of social currency that used to have value but have since become of less worth, kinda like the American dollar, MySpace friends, and stories about Jim Tressel's honor.
as part of the transition to MGoEuros.
But I still enjoy reading mgoblog! So even if I continue to slide towards Bolivia, I will still be here reading the blog!
I liked the old point system better and like money you earn, mgopoints should never expire.
I'm in MGoPoverty!
part of my Mgoblog triforce today. Oh the humanity
I suggest that if you find a comment particularly posbang-worthy, but you can no longer vote up, invite the poster back for an encore comment.