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    What are "points"?

    Post by Slarg232 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:31 pm

    I can understand Posts and Reputation, but what is the point count on the profile part of our posts signify?


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Carphil on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:39 pm

    To be honest:

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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by cloudyeki on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:58 pm

    Its for your topic views I believe. You get more points from people viewing your threads and posts. Hence why points tends to be higher than most count.


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Spurgun on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:58 pm

    They show how many days you've been a member, how many threads you've made and (IIRC) also how much rep you've gotten.

    No one cares about them though Shrug

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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Marino. on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:00 pm

    You get Points by posting in any Forum except for "Off Topic" .

    So it kind of serves as a Post count for the Dark Souls section i think happy
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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:06 pm

    They can be traded for prizes.

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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:07 pm

    To the best of my knowledge from what I remember reading about the admins talking about it a while back, points were originally going to be used for an additional kind of mini-game side section of the forums where you spent points to play games. You accrued points by posting and having your posts quoted, as well as a small amount you recieved each day as a bonus for being a member of the forums. Posts in the Off-topic section granted no points.

    However, the side game section was scrapped so points have no real practical use. The only thing you can really do with them is see how often a person posts in the off-topic section. If their posts are greater than their points, then they generally go to the off-topic section alot.


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Spurgun on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:09 pm

    You can also se how active people are. If they have more posts than points then they're usually active/have been very active earlier. If they have more points than posts then they're a lurker.

    There are some people with ~5 posts and up to 300 points silly
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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:27 pm

    On the 10th anniversary of this forum the member with the highest points gets a ticket to Japan to meet the maker himself and receive a vision that may or may not reveal the truth of the pendant once and for all. Be aware though that the member who is awarded this once in a eternity honor will first have succeed in a trial of wits and courage to prove he/she/it is worthy to exist within the same room as his Magnificence.

    How points are obtained remains a mystery, but some people believe they represent an inverse relation to the amount of post you make complaining about other people ruining DKS for you, or your fervent desire for an easy mode.
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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Sloth9230 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:34 pm

    You use them to buy things in the forum store.


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:58 pm

    3 points for making a thread
    1 point for making a post
    1 point per day you are a member
    Points are not gained in off topic.


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Emergence on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:03 pm

    DoughGuy wrote:3 points for making a thread
    1 point for making a post
    1 point per day you are a member
    Points are not gained in off topic.

    Dough has it, with the exception of 1 point per friend.


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    Re: What are "points"?

    Post by Carphil on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:13 pm

    Emergence wrote:
    DoughGuy wrote:3 points for making a thread
    1 point for making a post
    1 point per day you are a member
    Points are not gained in off topic.

    Dough has it, with the exception of 1 point per friend.

    Should had never revealed that..


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