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Last Post 01 Apr 2008 12:18 PM by  The Nebulizer
Wierd question. . . . Points?
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Bobzilla
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31 Mar 2008 02:18 PM

    I just noticed we all have points on the left of our posts.

    <----------------------------------- WHat are these for?

    The Nebulizer
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    31 Mar 2008 03:06 PM

    You get points for every post you make. I don't know if it is explained anywhere, but I have noticed you get 5 for a post, 20 if someone hits reply or quote to your post and then additional points for more replies and quotes that I haven't figured out yet. It kind of gives you an (admitedly meaningless) incentive to make thoughtful posts that others will want to reply to - and keep threads from dying.

    Essentially, take your points and divide by posts to find out how cool you are.... Bob, why do you have about the same amount of posts as me but so few points [:P] What are you - a thread killer?

    Oh, and I recently figured out how you get the green bars under your avatar. This is based on number of posts - and if you hover over the bar it tells you that you are in the top number of posters (if you ahve any green bar). 1 bar is top 500 (around 110 posts I think), 2 bars is top 250, (about 225 posts), 3 bars is top 150 (about 300 posts), etc.

    turbohappy
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    31 Mar 2008 04:47 PM
    Seems pretty strange to me.
    The Nebulizer
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    31 Mar 2008 05:23 PM

    turbohappy wrote:
    Seems pretty strange to me.

    Though, we spend thousands on tires for points and coveted plastic cones [:P]

    Small minded people get off on earning points...

    Woo Hoo - thanks for replying to my post +15 points for me[:D] . And, while I am at it - here's +15 for you.

    ..and +5 for me for thanking you [:P] )... Sweet!!

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    31 Mar 2008 05:53 PM
    See, some of us don't need "points", or fancy car names. . . we're just happy being happy and having fun with great people.
    turbohappy
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    01 Apr 2008 10:42 AM
    Looks like you can't get extra points for replying to yourself, LOL.
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    01 Apr 2008 11:20 AM
    So, can I apply these points to a set of tires? How many points buys something?
    Eclipse2Lancer
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    01 Apr 2008 11:40 AM
    The Nebulizer wrote:

    turbohappy wrote:
    Seems pretty strange to me.

    Though, we spend thousands on tires for points and coveted plastic cones [:P]

    I just do it cause I wanna go fast! {see avatar for context}

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    01 Apr 2008 12:18 PM

    While we are discussing oddities of this site, I finally figured out how to get the 'Insert/Edit Link' button to work so you can have pretty links like this...

    Pretty Link to IndySCCA

    Here is how you do it:

    1. Type something (in this case 'Pretty Link to IndySCCA')
    2. Highlight all of that text
    3. Click 'Insert/Edit Link' button - box opens
    4. Type in full URL including 'http://' (in this case http://www.indyscca.org )
    5. I'd recommend setting it to open in a new window (this should be the default, but it isn't)
    6. If you add title it will be in the hover box (in this case IndySCCA)

    I am not sure why you have to highlight the text first, but that is the only way I could get it to work. Otherwise the 'Insert/Edit Link' doesn't seem to do anything.

    Now I can clean up those ugly big links in the event thread I am working on.

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