But I wanna pass them because I am a better driver and my car is faster, not because I cut across the infield
Let's try this...
Since we helpers are the only ones who give a shit, and the rank on the Leaderboard only matters to the individual, why not just "adjust the Leaderboard in your mind" to suit what you believe to be true - whether it in fact is true or not?
I can easily ignore everyone above me - except for the one RIGHT ABOVE me - I just wanna PASS SOMEBODY when I'm racing ;-)
Bubba Ho Tep:
"Points are a great way to manipulate people into competing ..."
Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Gamification commonly employs game design elements which are used in so called non-game contexts[ in attempts to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, flow, learning,[ employee recruitment and evaluation, ease of use and usefulness of systems, physical exercise, traffic violations, and voter apathy, among others. A review of research on gamification shows that a majority of studies on gamification find positive effects from gamification. However, individual and contextual differences exist.
Law of Unintended Consequences? Methinks that the proponents and critics of Gamification both have good "points" (pun IN-tended)
"... do you think there is a need for points? No points would solve a lot of problems, the thing people care the most about is getting their threads answered."
Points show "credibility" level.
If say "Bonnie Rotten" for a pic and I have a bazzillion points the OP can rest assured that it is Bonnie.
Points are FOR the target audience to accept the answer with confidence - but then again, that is what citation/proof is for ;-)
Bubba Ho Tep:
"...delay between 2 people confirming..."
problem with "5 minutes or so" is that is robs the OP of the "joy" of marking the CORRECT themselves. The target audience of NTPS is NOT we detectives (Imy adBlock stuff kills everthing except those occasional fuckups of adNetworkGuy invoking popOVER/UNDERs)
"Requiring 5 confirms for a correct answer might backfire..."
5 was taken from a VERY active forum in which I am participant.
Howzabout some "lesser fixed amount" for the automatic award (however many it takes)? Take away the incentive and solve the problem?
A determined cheater (or criminal of any kind) can defeat any safeguard.
A cop once said to me, "Locks only keep honest people out."
IMHO, only the OP should be able to award the "full tally" of CORRECT + bonus-for-Following
At bottom, we "gamers" (I actually don't give much of a shit... its just a game!) are not the target audience. So spending time (money) making us happy over this "isolated issue" is not a good business decision.
I have been enlightened this morning as to "Why This 'CONFIRM' BullShit Matters"
I now know that with TWO (2) confirmations, at least SOME threads get marked CORRECT automatically by that tally.
I KNOW I have seen threads with MORE than ONE UserName in the confirmation list on a singel answer in the past.
I will endeavor to find current examples - BUT - there is some SETTING in the forum management console that is the number of confirms that is required - I AM POSITIVE
The NUMBER required is TOO LOW = 2 = FIVE (5) would likely put an end to this debate - as it then LIKELY would become TOO MUCH TROUBLE for a single person to have FIVE personas (really would require SIX, including the main one)
To be fair to Bubba Ho Tep, he has raised this issue before, over a year ago with NO comments > https://thatpornstar.uservoice.com/forums/182830-general/suggestions/7384180-avoid-gaming-of-the-confirmation-system
SupportGuy, if he is so inclined, can get to the bottom of multiple UserNames.
Like every website, NTPS has server logs that have a visitor's IP address. Unique identifier for "computer" and could easily find a "close relative" IP address for another computer in the same location.
This would not take Sherlockian skills to figure out.
Again, at bottom, SG likely will not give a shit since HIS best interests are "returning eyeballs" to make ad $$. Any solution serves to keep requestORs coming back for more.
Banning someone for "gaming the system" (that has only 'warm fuzzies' as a reward) does not make economic sense.
"Hopalong Cassidy"? Are a guessing? I am positive that pornName finder skills apply to even the tiny avatar image.
.......... Hopalong Cassidy ...... [heavy sigh]
And last but not least (by a LONG SHOT) - Julia,
you have been "working out" I understand. ;-)
I have a idea for a flick that we need to have a "meeting" about ;-)
It stars you, of course, as the "Iron Lady" of Hungarian swimmers - Katinka Hosszú - I will play her(your) husband Shane Tusup. I will need MUCH time in the gym to look the part. We will require MANY hours of rehearsal for the sex scenes of course (I am a little rusty)
Zed did not live long after this part of Pulp Fiction... they went "medieval on his ass." > http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JDPwqlbExf0/TqP43IO902I/AAAAAAAANLA/0UTAmCp_tSQ/s1600/PulpFiction_157Pyxurz.jpg
jackal22 is D.B.Cooper - his avatar here is PROOF! ;-)
jackal22 (I am right it is anonymously you?)
Wow! Too much work for me to confirm almost ANY answer, no matter who it is! Time is $$ !!
Too little reward from me anyway.
There are a few folks here that are as close to running buddies as this format allows - you are one.
There are folks in every social situation or workplace that are fond of pooping in the punchbowl, and folks that have "irrational expectations" about how things "should be run" - but we ADULTS in an ADULT ENTERTAINMENT forum should act accordingly.
Points or no points - there is no "tangible" reward... so as any reasonable adult would conclude - WTF does it MATTER?
At bottom, SupportGuy (who gets an email whenever one uses the Feedback button OR the Contact Support link on this page) is the sole arbiter of what happens ON HIS PROPERTY. A business is NOT a democracy by any stretch of the imagination. It's not "everyone's party, so you CAN'T cry if you want to."
I, for one, have said my peace on the subject
NOW, folks, pitch a bitch about something that REALLY matters... The popOVER/UNDERs that sometimes are RANSOMWARE pages that the "ad network guy" has invoked on at least two occasions, most recently yesterday - pissing SupportGuy off to no end
- RANSOMWARE is is DANGEROUS and popOVER/UNDER/newTABs are merely annoying as HELL!
Lemme work through this balderdash issue a point at a time - ADULTS gaming the system?
What EVIDENCE do you have that ANYONE is logging in as some other User to mark their answers confirmed for a MEASLY ONE POINT?
That seems to be counterproductive to a "race to the top" of the Leaderboard
I could understand Posting an image for solution as the alter-ego, then answering as jackal22, Julia Taylor OR yourself - then marking CORRECT as the alter ego to get the big points.
This "confirmed" dealio makes little sense. NO - it's batshit crazy!
Anonymouse(my speeling) below is clearly jackal22 since he signed a couple:
Are you admitting to doing this - by NOT flat out denying it it appears that way.
If you are conceding the "crown", then gaming the system in ANY way seems ludicrous. A race to be "first loser"? Again, are we not ADULTS in an ADULT FORUM? Who the fuck CARES?
Julia Taylor (or JT as I call her - howdy JT!):
From what I know about you you clearly do not care a whit about the points system, so any accusation would need to be proved to me like a "crime" in the US = beyond reasonable doubt... and I may be hard to convince (my admitted bias above)
1st of all, thanks for the heads up about this brouhaha
It appears that you too are making allegations of spoofing that you cannot support. Suspicion is far from ANY level of proof, much less a basis for saying JT and semtex are one in the same
What's wrong with that theory anyway? WHY would one person literally COMPETE with themselves" - semtex and JT were BOTH on the top 10 list not long ago = makes ZERO sense
I'll tell ya what we all should do...
Answer requests to the best of our ability, making citations (or calling "eyeball" - JT may well have WORKED with some of these folks!) and just get on with it.
It is not like there is some CASH PRIZE involved so "Who gives a shit?"
To review the main point...
The PREMISE that gaming the system a POINT at a TIME is a way to WIN some contest that has NO PRIZE is BATSHIT CRAZY!
Rant = correct, in the main.
It is an imperfect system as the weakest link *IS* between the seat and the computer.
? Law of Unintended Consequences ?
Auto-marking>Correct is open to cheating.
1. make six Usernames
2. post a question
3. log out (not necessary to be logged in to post a question)
4. login as one of the other IDs
5. answer question
6. log out
7. login as one of the other IDs
8. mark [Confirm]
9. REPEAT #s 6, 7 & 8
10. Auto points GALORE
5 confirms enuff? already collecting the data
I added a couple of security checks to avoid this. Hopefully this will be enough. If not, obligatory registration will be the next step =(
I personally would like to HIDE *some* of my Requests on my own page - but I see that if someone was looking at my stuff, they would want a full list.
Maybe an *archiving* function? Just another TAB in addition to [Requests] & [Following] ??
I would want the default to be just the ones that have current activity by my choice or by added comments .
all nunzio has said makes sense to me... however, the title of this thread AND the OP does not apply to deleting or hiding a User's Identity, but merely allowing the fixing of a mistakenly posted image.
I assume that Oliver means (something like) posting a link to an imgur PAGE rather than an imgur image file OR posting an image of his dog or somesuch.
I understand that author deleting or changing and image after some (short) period of time creates an issue of confusion (at the very least)
Additional benefits of privileged users, Mark CORRECT if OP neglects for a extended period.
I would prefer a "Lounge" with membership and sliding scale privileges based on points count - [#] = Level priviledges. Top Points earners could be automatic MVP Admin level for moderator rights (all seem level headed, competent folks) = everything (PMs, report, edit, move, remove and banning trolls) = with SupportGuy as KING of all the nobles and design master.
BTW, UserVoice is good for feedback. But more robust BB would serve support/feedback purpose too
Working on it =)
Russian hackers stole 1.5 Billion passwords 2 days ago (reported then anyway) BlaclHat-ters say reset ALL passwords immediately to defeat 'em
I have reset Facebook AND Google + many others... Google successfully logged in here !!
Whatever's easiest for you feature needs doing ASAP
BTW, the Activity & Your Points columns - Load More - links function as expected
Am I missing something? In my few months here, my experience is Original Questioner IS only one to be able mark correct OR am I looking at the solution?
passerby, I have seen a couple that are close enough to delete just to be safe. I am reluctant to even get my alias involved in such stuff... just copying a URL implies that I have viewed child porn, an admission of guilt if image is proven to be such.
A solution might be a "Panic Button" to report suspect post that could be quarantined until sorted out.
Proper authority would be appreciative and possibly view a report as good deed for the day, instead of applying added scrutiny for inaction
just some thoughts
gee wiz, we need a forum "lounge" - drinks, cigars, straight talk
Exists in right column of main page
right above ¡THANKS!
My "Requests+Following"(only) "Load More" link is broken on my profile page in Firefox ONLY (Safari OK)
Just churns away - no freeze just won't load more
Activity & Your Points are fine
Only a pain to me when I wanna weed out some old follows (workaround is do it in Safari)
We REALLY need a forum - Veterans only(500 points?) "Lounge" too!!
I can't get any ReverseGoogleImage add-on to work in MY Firefox
always just takes me to regular "Image Search" main page
I would definitely like to bring the power of Google to bear, but alas...
One MIGHT need to be a Google+ subscriber
TinEye is my plug-in of choice
PRIORITY - IMO
This is THE PLACE all the MAGIC HAPPENS concerning multiple posts of same image, time to reflect and inspect, allow cancellation, you name it
Already have image URL - RevSearch it - poster goes "wow Question answered 22 times!! I'm Done!" - Cancel
This "Question answered nn Times" could be a link that persists with the post so everyone can see 'em all.
PREVIEW would be the Palace of the Great and Powerful OZ
CCCChitlinsConCarne supported this idea ·
my following list sorts Most Recent nicely
The way I like it so no complaints
See "Bump up" & my previous comment
This goes along with the idea of a preview step before posting.
At this point, NTPS knows the image. NTPS has a reverse image finder. Simply do the reverse search before the preview and display any results before the postings get to the redundant stage.
bump-up idea, tiiming thereof, & limits are all perfect, IMO
PRIORITY ?? = ReverseSearch during posting process - I have a Workflow in mind - kinda long to explain but simple to USE
Re: community CONFIRM - Do you really mean mark CORRECT? we can already mark confirmed
If CORRECT, I agree.
Veterans only = some total points accrued
Elapsed time before can do it (longer it languishes, more points accrue ;-)
In addition, the user who posted should:
1. be permanently banned
2. have email address/IP address reported to the appropriate authorities
3. have IP address permanently blocked
Not just .PNG files!
I just uploaded one linked to imgur. looks fine. closeby on the main page was a black image
Chose it. Request #196968 page image was black.
left click image. image DISPLAYS in the zoom window and lo n behold its a GIFanim.
ORIGINAL URL button displays gif with 'linked' URL
There *16* black images displaying on the main page. At least one of 'em has a solution
It seems to be something to do with how NTPS is 'handling' the image for the different purposes.
Hope this helps
I agree. Often I have wished I could communicate with other users (mainly Power Users).
You could even restrict BB use to those who have a certain number of cummulative points.
Blogs are the hot thing, but are a bit unwieldy I think. Bulletin Boards are much better option.
I used VBulletin for years as a community solution for a software company. Costs $$ though.
You could look into free BBs that maybe aren't quite so robust. A starting place for free-ones might be :