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    Lounge Suggestion

    Hi, I don't know if anyone else has suggested this or not, but I'll say it anyway. I was looking through the posts, and my own posts are in the forum, however my question was answered. So this got me thinking...

    I have seen other forums that have a 'rewards' type of program which has a point system that gives a person a point for each questioner-accepted answer they reply with. Have the lounge moderators considered something like this? I think it would be a good way to motivate other people to contribute their knowledge of the different forum subjects, and those like HansV, Francois, Claude and other people that answer so many questions on a regular basis would recieve some more recognition on the site. And this takes other people into consideration as well, because while not everyone else is as versed as those WMVPS and Moderators, they can still recieve a bit of recognition and im sure satisfaction with what it is they are doing when they see their names on top of a 'scoreboard'.

    Also with that, I would think that it would be a good thing to have an icon for every post that has accepted an answer, so the viewers can choose whether or not they want to look at unanswered or answered posts.

    Just some thoughts from a user who has now been around for a few months using the forums. I'd like to mention that I love the forums as they are now, and no change is also fine with me. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    The following is just my personal opinion.

    The Lounge is meant to be a very friendly place, with the emphasis on cooperation, not on competition. In some other boards that have a system of awarding points to posts/posters, there are heated discussions about whether a point is deserved or not. I would prefer not to have those in the Lounge.

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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    Now that post deserves a point, or two <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>

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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    I reckon that post deserves a pint or two, or possibly a litre where Hans lives.

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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    The rough equivalent here is found in the titles, which generally reflect number of posts and are explained in <!help=16>Help 16<!/help>. As the others have pointed out and underscored, we're here to help, not to earn points or even titles. You'll notice that WMVPs and Moderators don't even have any post-related titles because we've had our recognition and our reward is in keeping the Lounge the useful and friendly place it is. I personally keep wondering whether the "accepted" answer in those points-based forums is really all that good or just the best offered. <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    <hr>we're here to help, not to earn points or even titles<hr>
    Exactly the reason why I love the Lounge !!

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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    I agree.

    In addition, posters sometimes emotionally assign a negative rating, or needlessly flag particular postings with good/bad ratings.

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    Re: Lounge Suggestion

    Is that regarding the content of the post, or their appraisal of the poster?

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