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Old 09-11-2005, 07:40 AM   #211
XavierP
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It would be fun and competitive but how do you define the "best solutions"? LQ as a forum really isn't a competition, we like to focus on helping out our members. Points, post count and even contributing to LQ don't give anyone special privileges.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #212
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If every LQ member was given say a 1000 points, with these points members can award say 500 to other members who solve their linux/computer related problem.. The members awarded the most points would be noticed on the LQ home page perhaps! Just a suggestion!
 
Old 09-11-2005, 06:03 PM   #213
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Most of our members don't even say "thank you" for their help. I doubt that this would work.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:55 PM   #214
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The member who don't even give a "thank you", would be showing some thanks by awarding some points.

If a member earned a certain amount of points in something in-particular, they could be certified as an Expert in that subject and be awarded a certificate maybe...

If a member wanted to ask a Q but had no points, they would need to compete with other members, and gain some points before asking another Q themselves.
This is a great chance for them to share what knowledge they do have, with other LQmembers.

All none Contributing members who gain say 50.000 points or so in a month, could be awarded and classed as a Contributing member for a period of one month. during this time they can have the freedom of asking all the Q's they need, without losing any points.

Their other option could be to wait until the end of the month, at this time they are given another 1000 points which they can use to ask more Q's!

Obviously, Contributing Members could ask an Unlimited amount of Q's, regardless of whether they have points or not! But they may still wish to compete for points to gain higher status, to become an LQ Expert, or to gain a Certificate...

You could make this work. Ask the LQ members what they think. Why not think about it, then suggest it in the next LQ newsletter!!!
 
Old 04-05-2006, 08:43 AM   #215
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If someone contributes, must it say so or is it possible to turn that feature off. It is voluntary after all.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:11 AM   #216
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Smile

I'd like to become a contributing member. But how do you know who the payment is from?
There's no 'comment' field when paying with 2Checkout
 
Old 04-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #217
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Upgrading your account is part of the post checkout process - it's all instant and automated.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #218
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Great!
I'll do it now
 
Old 04-06-2006, 05:15 PM   #219
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And he did Thanks YodaCows
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #220
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Indeed - thanks for the support, it's much appreciated.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #221
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^*^ ...thanks
 
Old 06-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #222
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Alright, Alright, Alright already!

OK. I've been buzzing the forums for awhile now, asking alot of idiotic questions in the beginning, (Even with messing with computers since '73, my mind is fried from ... "alternate" universes..lol) then answering some, even put in one place all the various questions about getting DRI working...

So, I had some extra $ today. I figure $5/month is no biggie. Heck, I spend more than that everyday on lunch.

Yes, you finally bugged me into it, Jeremy. I contributed.

Now, all you and the mods have to do is keep your end of the bargain: Assist all of us to keep the forum respectable and a deep well of GNU/Linux info for a long time to come.

One small question, though. When does the neat little "Contributing Member" tag start?

BTW, alittle off topic, but what kinds of hardware (specifically) are you in need of? I do have a few inroads on this...

Last edited by cwwilson721; 06-24-2006 at 01:37 PM.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:22 PM   #223
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Thanks for contributing cwwilson721. Your account should have been automatically upgraded as part of the process (the very last step). As for the hardware, at this point it's really new higher end machines we're after. We've outgrown the "let's cobble together whatever we can" stage and at this point it's actually counterproductive.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:24 PM   #224
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Still not showing.....
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:32 PM   #225
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Additional info:

I have the account verification email from 2Checkout, but that was it. Any ideas?

Never mind. THAR SHE BLOWS!

Thanks, all
 
  


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