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Points Preaching Overdose


There has been lots of point preaching. I remember, once

I had suggested in a post in this forum, exactly opposite

to what I would be suggesting now.

I have been a regular member in the ABAP Programming

Forum, and the replies always have a four to five lines

stating how to award points. Some would say, despite that

people don't.

Perhaps the points thing is not a great idea. If you look

at Google Groups, it runs without the points or award

system. Still people reply. Yes with the points system,

there have been far more replies and some very accurate,

I agree, but awarding points should be something like,

<i>I go to a store, buy a product, pay the money and come

home happily. Shopkeeper is happy, even the customer is.</i>

It should not be,

<i>I go to a store, buy a product, shopkeeper rattles me to

pay the money and come home with both the shopkeeper and

the customer not having the best of experience.</i>

Probably, I have just made this too dramatic, but bottomline is, I would like to see more of tech. talk than points talk.


Subramanian V

Message was edited by: Subramanian Venkateswaran

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2005 at 04:05 PM

    Hi Subramanian

    You are right in a sense. However I couldn't understand why you are so <i>dramatic</i> as you said so. The architects of this forum has established the pointing system for anything they have thought of. At this point, I should say that at an earlier time of this pointing system, I told that I would like this forum to go on with voluntary replies and have neither a pointing system nor a "most number of posts" system.

    But this is the game and I believe anyone should play within the game circumstances. I do PREACH for points writing four or more lines as you complained. But I do this just for THE NEW members or someone who insists on not giving points. That is just to remind the rules of this game. If it is the number of lines you worry about, then I can scan all my old messages and delete those lines :).

    Every earthman knows the rule that he must pay a shopkeeper for something he buys. However, if an alien from Mars comes to this world and tries to buy (he wouldn't be aware of this action in fact) something, the shopkeeper will exactly and KINDLY explain the rule of purchasing. This will also hold for a small child who doesn't know how to purchase. This time it will be his friend or one of his parents who will introduce him the system. This is the rule of the LIFE game in the world, is not it? I'd better stop here, I could be more dramatic than this... 😊

    Now, if the SDN moderators give up the pointing system, be sure that I will still be here at your service 😉

    OK! Hope I did not break your heart, but seems you are somehow angry about sometings. Never mind and just play the game...


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