Medal Progress Section Update

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March 1, 2011 at 14:08:46
Specs: Windows 7, 1.9 GHz / 3837 MB
Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have updated the "Medals and Progress" section of your personal Computing.Net home. The list now includes the specific points given to each action. So you all are aware, the system has been distributing points in this manner for almost 2 years. We just now are beginning to display the breakdown of what actions earn what points.

The system has been carefully designed to give the most influential users the most points. As you can see by who has specific medals on the forums currently, the results are very good. The best users tend to have the best medals. Of course, any time there is a point system, it is open to gaming. Whenever user posts are removed, they lose all the points they received for making the posting, as well as a penalty.

Our overall goal with this system is to continue to create a fun and interesting environment for Computing.Net users to interact with each other.


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March 1, 2011 at 14:17:19
Hey Justin....

Just out of curiosity, I had a quick look. In the "Medals Earned" section, I see it lists the Networking Forum. But under "Medal Progress" I don't see "Networking" listed anywhere. The same is true for "Windows 2003" and "Windows 2000"

I'm not sure if this is by design or not, but I thought you might like to know about it.

Also, I see "Windows XP" listed in "Medals Earned" as being Silver and under "Medal Progress" it shows Gold.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 1, 2011 at 15:11:58

The medal progress shows how far you are to the next medal. If you have a Gold medal in a specific section, it will no longer be listed in the Medal Progress (as you have already achieved the top placement).

Similarly, the progress shows the next medal you will receive once you complete the progress. That is why, if you have a silver medal in a category, the progress indicator will end on Gold... showing you will receive a gold if you complete the progress.


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