Trophy points -- Possible bug?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Hypatia's Protege, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    Kind friends

    I has come to my attention that my post count now exceeds 2,500 counted posts -- Inasmuch as said count must have been attained several hours ago, it seems the 2,500 post trophy is not working?...

    While 'no big deal' on the face of it - I feel, inasmuch as 'minor symptoms' are often harbingers graver issues, this should be reported... Moreover, while 30 trophy points are, IMO, irrelevant - 'rank promotion' (if applicable) is nice (albeit non-essential) for its perception as a 'measure of integrity' (in the eyes of many)...

    Many thanks!

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
  2. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    6,043
    3,807
    If your trophy points are stiuck at 30, you must be missing out on the monthly prizes, as well.
     
    R!f@@ and Hypatia's Protege like this.
  3. boatsman

    Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    165
    383
    It would appear that trophy points are awarded in inverse proportion to posts. It seems that I have accumulated more than twice the amount Hypatia's Protege has earned. Maybe seniority is applied; so many points awarded each year as a consolation for contributing very little to the various fora.
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
  4. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    Indeed, certain trophies are tenure based -- CIP; 30 points, for instance, are (supposed to be) awarded for each of 8 years tenure and attainment of 2,500 counted posts (please see below)...
    Many thanks for your response!:)

    Best regards
    HP

    FWIW here's the 'official' schedule:
    Trophies.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
    boatsman likes this.
  5. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    In all seriousness I can take or leave the 'trophies' -- I am a bit 'bummed', however, should the bug have likewise prevented a 'promotion' (a distinct possibility considering my other promotions were synchronized with trophies...):( -- Yes! I know! It's a vanishingly petty matter at best - even so, right or wrong, 'user rank' equates to 'user competence' in the eyes of many!:rolleyes:

    Then too, it is good practice (from a system integrity/security standpoint) to investigate all bugs - no matter how seemingly inconsequential their presentation...

    Many thanks for your reply
    HP:)
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  6. MaxHeadRoom

    Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,542
    2,369
    I would read that as and /or?
    I have 100 without reaching the goal?
    Max.
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
  7. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    The schedule seems to make it clear that they are two distinct trophies but with the same point value -- to wit:
    "8 Years at AAC!"
    and
    "2500 Posts!"

    Thanks for your reply!

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
    MaxHeadRoom likes this.
  8. #12

    Expert

    Nov 30, 2010
    16,284
    6,797
    True, and rather annoying. Some people think that because I have so much time to waste on The Internet, I must be competent.
    Non-sequitur.
     
    thumb2 and Hypatia's Protege like this.
  9. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    And I would say that instruction --formal or otherwise-- is a meritorious calling!:):):):)

    Many sincere thanks!
    HP:)
     
  10. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    By my count you should have 86 trophy points:confused:

    Being that you've three years tenure taken with the fact that you are (just) 'shy' of 10,000 counted posts -- the 'breakdown' should be as follows:

    1 - (First post)
    5 - Keeps coming back (30 counted posts)
    10 - Can't Stop (100 counted posts)
    15 - (500 counted posts)
    25 - Addicted (1000 counted posts)
    30 - (2,500) counted posts


    So 1+5+10+15+25+30=86

    Thus it seems you're ahead of the game!:cool::D

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
  11. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    6,043
    3,807
    You missed the page of the rules where members can trade points for promises to "Like" future posts. Eventually 99% of the points will be held by 1% of the members.
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
  12. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    --Edited for ambiguous context--

    The 'Old Boy Network' alive and kicking on AAC?:confused::eek: -- Another illusion shattered!:(

    TTFN
    HP;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  13. jpanhalt

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 18, 2008
    5,692
    901
    Hi HP,

    I am sure you are kidding. There all lots of errors in the Trophy Points. I don't attribute that to any favoritism. I suspect they are manually counted and awarded whenever someone gets the time to look at them or when a member raises a question. The update interval seems at best to be irregular. You will be fixed soon. ;)

    Regards,
    John
     
  14. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    --Emphasis added--

    Indeed I am!:cool: -- Merely by way of a rejoinder to @GopherT (Re: post #11):)

    Many thanks for your concern!:)
    HP:cool:
     
  15. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    4,010
    1,530
    Can I start an account for my dog? He needs fixed.:po_O
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
  16. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    Oh, my! -- What with the political tiswas on OT - must we broach the topic of (even canine) 'reproductive rights' here?!:eek::rolleyes::D

    With jocular intent
    HP:)
     
    GopherT likes this.
  17. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    4,010
    1,530
    It's just who I am, known by family and friends as a joker. Some good, but more often bad.
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
  18. Aleph(0)

    Member

    Mar 14, 2015
    343
    325
  19. Hypatia's Protege

    Thread Starter Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    2,781
    1,232
    It does seem a bit odd...:confused:

    Well hey -- Instead of Pi$$ing and moaning and jumping leaping to conclusions, what say we take a positive tack:)

    @WBahn and @bertus --- Please bring us up to date as regards your investigation of the trophy point bug:cool:

    Very best regards
    HP:)
     
  20. jpanhalt

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 18, 2008
    5,692
    901
    Nor are the 30 points for 8 years of marriage being awarded, apparently.

    John
     
    Hypatia's Protege likes this.
Loading...