Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:58 AM
| Originally Posted by Jones4Me |
Honestly, I do not understand what the points mean. Besides being able to "buy" stuff - what is their real purpose? It is not "feigning ignorance". I don't get WHY they exist.
But, it doesn't matter. I am understanding HOW to use them, and I do. All I meant by still not understanding them is that I do not really understand WHY they exist.
I don't understand programing. Maybe it is some tracking thing? Maybe it is to avoid lurkers? Whatever the reason - it doesn't matter as long as I am using them correctly.
I was worried about having too few, so I began playing the lottery and have built up some points and no longer worry about that. So, I just use what I need and gain as I go.
I am not trying to say that there shouldn't be a point system. I sort of like seeing mine grow and I like winning the lottery and all.
I am just saying that I like to learn about things and have questions that I still don't know the answers to about the points. Not some huge deal. Just admitting that I don't know about it 100%. I have looked on here for explanations and can't find them.
Does anyone know where to go to read about WHY there is a point system? I still don't totally get that, and have stepped on toes accidently by not knowing.... Is there something to read about that?
i will explain it to you once again even though it was explained in this thread:
The last thing I need to get stressed about right now is points. LOL
no one wants you to get stressed about points...if you need them, just ask and i am sure a bunch of people will volunteer to donate some to you. what people don't realize is that hosting these attachments as well as opening them repeatedly and downloading them is taxing on the forum resources...it causes the server to be slow and one of the reasons the forum is down some days...
so the options are:
1. i can upgrade the server to a dedicated server. this costs around $2000 a month so then i would have to come up with a way to cover that which would probably be to charge members a membership fee.
2. do away with all attachments so it no longer slows down the server.
3. limit attachments being opening by charging "points"..."points" that are earned by members by posting, reading, participating on the forum. the information on this forum should not be one-sided. if you are not participating on this forum then maybe you should not get to use the resources freely...because as they say "nothing in life is free!"
so Brandi, please do not try to "cheat" the forum...it is not nice and things are done for a reason.
you do not belong here. bye bye!