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Posted by: Daran Dec 2 2017, 12:46 PM
I've seen this brought up in a couple threads but never actually addressed from what I can find.

The IB Store, and the number of points you get is based on the number of posts you have. For a roleplay site, which is focused on the writing, I feel there is something lacking in this idea.

There is a way that you can decide if a post gets points or not, based on a minimum word count, which I suppose is good for setting a minimum level of quality you desire as a site from a post, but what about those who think the direct effort should be rewarded? If you write 100 words in a post, that post gives you 10 points. If you write 67 words, it gives you 6.7 or some such ideal from there. If the system can't use decimals then merely have it round perhaps? Or have a 1 word with 1 point ratio?

Would this be difficult to implement?

Posted by: John Dec 3 2017, 01:33 PM
It sounds like it would be only moderately difficult to implement. Thank you for the suggestion. We can definitely consider this one for the future.

Posted by: Daran Dec 5 2017, 09:33 AM
Not a problem. I ask because I am helping develop a system on the IBstore similar to the army system you once had in general idea alone since I can no longer find how that worked, and we want to reward /effort/ not post count. So here is hoping for the near future and not the distant future ^.^

Posted by: SamanthaPaige Dec 19 2017, 06:21 PM
moved to own thread

Posted by: HexedStaff Apr 30 2018, 01:41 PM
Hi! I was wondering, if this feature were to be implemented, would it also be possible to have certain ranges for the amount of points awarded?

For example, on my board specifically it would be awesome if members received 15 points for posts with 100-250 words, 20 points for 250 - 500 points, and then 25 for anything above that! I'm not sure which option is easier, but I could work with either! I see that it's been suggested before as well as a few other places. I just thought I would bring it up again because I put out a survey with my members recently on what we could change and the main response in regards to the point system was that they think more words should give more points. Thank you for your time and sorry if we're being a bother! You've done wonderfully so far and we really appreciate everything ya'll do <33

Posted by: John Apr 30 2018, 02:58 PM
I don't see why not. That would require a more complicated setup however than the original suggestion, so in the future we'll see what's most feasible.

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