Points for Members idea

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by bbally, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. bbally

    bbally OTBS Member


    As I get more comfortable with the website I am noticing something that may be able to be converted to the points system that exists on some of the other forum backbones.

    It appears to me with minor code revisions the "seller, buyer, trader, feedback system could be used to give points.

    Don't like the idea of the negative feedback thing as it could start wars, but if the hooks are removed requiring that item url link, and hooks were added to limit the feedback that can be given by one member per day or week, I think it would work.

    What say you?
  2. I miss the old points system that the old site had.
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Points would be a cool feature

  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    I agree - I too miss the opportunity to award points to someone with a great post or idea -
  5. realtorterry

    realtorterry OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I too miss the points
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I too moss the whole points thingy. Now as far as limiting feedback or post I don't think that would be good for some of us have lost jobs and really do have abunch of time on our hands. I also believe that Jeff set this whole place up to teach new folks how to smoke meat. I have extra time on my hands so I do post alot and I think that I'm helping other to learn the art of smoking great food. Stepping down from my box now.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    I don't think there was more than a handful who didn't like the point system we used to enjoy.

  8. squirrel

    squirrel OTBS Member

    What's a points system and why do you guys like it?
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Points are:

    Every time you cook something really great (like every time you start your smoker!), I and others make comments like we always do, but there is a button at the bottom of your post to push, that gives you points. The points pile up, and then you get little stars or some kind of marker for so many points. They show up under the number of posts you make.

    The more people you please with your smoked food posts and for helping others, the more points you get. You can't spend them or anything, but I guess it's like the little doodads all of the college football players wear on their helmets, except for Penn State of course.

  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Points was a system we used to chase squirrels away! [​IMG]

    Just kidding! What Mr. Bear said. [​IMG]
  11. squirrel

    squirrel OTBS Member

    Sir Johnny, I'm comin' for ya!

  12. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BRING IT BABY! I has me a Swiss Army Gun!


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