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Reward points

I don't know how you guys feel about it, but I find it rather frustrating that one puts time in reading and answer forum posts and the original poster doesn't care to reward anybody for the effort. My suggestion would be to automatically reward all the posts after X time if the original poster doesn't do it. And if the poster still post questions without rewarding, he should be excluded after the Xth time. Btw, I'm not a point hunter at all (I've only 26 points or so).

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    Posted on Dec 17, 2004 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Eddy,

    the problem, that you get points from poster X and don't get some from poster Y will exist as long as SDN will exist. <b>But</b> IMHO the main intention of any contributor on SDN should be, well, just to contribute without asking for "Thank you"s and/or points. Locking somebody out for not rewarding is a total overclocking of the reward system from my point of view. Where will you stop then? One logical consequence of locking somebody out for not rewarding would be to lock somebody else out for not giving a correct answer (like i also did, for example in this Determining the number of new lines in a string). If you insist, you could start opening a personal "black list" of posters, which didn't reward your answers once or twice or whatever.

    On the other hand, an automated rewarding is actually impossible, since it's (at the moment, because of the existing restrictions in artificial intelligence) not possible to rate an answer without human interaction. There are already some "helpful hands" which scan the forums for unrewarded answers (although the decisions which answer in case of multiple answers gets how many points is not always reasonable).

    Regards

    Stefan

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    • Former Member Mark Finnern

      Looking at the success of FireFox you should make the software available as OpenSource, at least the SDN specific additions. With all the knowledge in this forum we would get lots of exciting features.

      Only half kiddin'

      Dirk

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