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#1 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

Performed an edit on a post and after I noticed a line item for warning points below my name. Is this an object subscribers should see?

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#2 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

You are the only one that sees your warning points, no one else can.


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#3 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

me too



#4 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

Interesting. All my life i had yet to see an advantage to being pointless and then here we are:)

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#5 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

one thing is good, only yourself could see it

 

guess, it's our past "records" of punishment invoking the "black eye" reminder :D



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

I can see your points. :lol:

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#7 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

I can see your points. :lol:

Especially after you gave me those ?  :(



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:00 AM

Performed an edit on a post and after I noticed a line item for warning points below my name. Is this an object subscribers should see?

Don "hoping my 0 point total is a good thing" Bolton

 

 

I thought they were redeemable for fabulous prizes . . .



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I thought they were redeemable for fabulous prizes . . .

yeah ... accrue some and you'll get a BAN :devil:



#10 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

They are redeemable for vacations away from the site. :)

Seriously, the points are just a gauge that the staff can use to keep track of "troublesome" users. 0 points is a good thing. 10 points is a bad thing. Points can be assigned permanently but most are applied for a period of hours or days.

We had a similar system on the old site, but it appeared on the user's profile page (seen only by the individual member and staff) instead of as a count on every post. Others (except staff) do not see your points.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Wait, everyone doesn't have 2 Warning Points under their name?


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#12 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

Some may have more - but this being the end of the first week under the new site most have 0 warning points.

I believe the points message is clickable where one can find out how they got their points and when they expire (under details). That is, assuming you have points.

Such details are something between the staff and the member. Please send a PM to a moderator (any moderator) if one has points and one does not know why.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

Summarizing to short conclusion:

- if you had/have warning(s), your account will be flagged regardless if the points are 0 or not

- in such condition you will always see the line in your  status (as the Mods).



#14 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:14 PM

I believe people who have never received a warning will still see the "0 Warning Points" note.
I (as a moderator) see it on everyone's account regardless of if they have ever received a warning.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

I wonder if there is a setting anywhere in the forum that would allow that info to be hidden IF the poster has no warning points.

 

As in...  You would see "3 warning points" if you have them... but would never see "0 warning points" because you don't have any.

 

That might be a good thing, if it is something that could be configured.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:22 PM

Mods would need to see it as that is our gateway to giving warnings.
But hiding "zero" from regular members seems like a good idea. Less confusion.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

You guys do realize you are talking about this on the open site right? :)

 

I do not see such a setting.  I will have to look to see if someone made a plug in for it.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

We didn't  just inadvertently violate one of the rules of Fight Club did we?  by talking about Fight Club in the public forum :)


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Y'all get to egregious in violoting that which we don't talk about here and you might wake up in the morning with a 1981 BetaMax in your bed.

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:25 AM

I got rid of the BetaMax about five years ago...My dad swore it would win out over VHS. :D

 

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