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So, what DO those points mean?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I have 82 points. Go me!

    I'm still hoping that they will be Air Miles, since the Green Shield Stamps are defunct.


    Well, Air Miles are too, there's that daft new name . . .

    So @TES_Rosaline - put us out of our misery!

    What do points mean?

    Thank you.

    Best wishes

    GLsghost likes this.
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Good question Theo. I only have 27........
    Do points mean prizes?
    Is Nu-TES a competition?
  3. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    I only have 27 too but I am a ninja poster so they don't count :D

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  4. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I was hoping alcohol, but I'll settle for Avios.
    marlin likes this.
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I jumped straight from 27 to 47. Weird.
  6. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to say that points make prizes, but sadly that is not the case.

    The Trophies system rewards members with virtual trophies and points for meeting certain criteria. The criteria is outlined below:


    You can find this under trophies in the help section.

    The number of likes you receive is also linked to the user title ladder.

    New contributor 0
    Occasional contributor 5
    Frequent contributor 25
    Established contributor 45
    Prominent contributor 100
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Sorry, Rosaline, but it says NOTHING about points.

    And where have you got that established/prominent info? I don't see it in Help.
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I read a complete explanation of this the other day when I got my first 'award' and it listed exactly what you got the points for but I can't find it now. I think it came up when I was clicking around trying to familiarise myself with things and a yellow thingy came up by 'Alerts' and when I clicked it this long explanation came up. Maybe it has now been discontinued though, like the Green Shield stamps. It was a little bit silly!
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Ah that was the very thing, TES Rosaline!
  10. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Ok but what is the point of points! All seems rather pointless!
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  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    How come the title 'Frequent Contributor' is dependent on how many likes you get? After all, you could post loads of times and never be liked.
    Rhoswen77 and grumpydogwoman like this.
  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And you could take away our Pointless Trophy tonight!
  13. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Still on 27.
  14. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Some of my posts are in the deserted wasteland of Classics, which I think I might be the only contributor, now that lemoni (I think) has disappeared...........check out the latin grammar jokes!

    ps. I'll take a tiny little trophyette for my all of...12 points

    damnant quod non intellegunt
  15. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    theo has over 28K messages - now THAT is worthy of a BIG trophy!

    damnant quod non intellegunt
  16. midnight_angel

    midnight_angel Senior commenter

    Still on 2 points, but prior to this I was on 29 posts. So I assume this is my 30th post, and I now have 5 points? Yay - go me :)
    lanokia likes this.
  17. midnight_angel

    midnight_angel Senior commenter

    Nope. 30 posts and still only 2 points. That list above lied to me :(
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  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I've just cashed mine in for a Showaddywaddy themed weekend at Butlins, you just login to your "preferred contributor" page to do so.
    kibosh likes this.
  19. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    I still don't get it. I used to post quite often and either got replies or didn't, which didn't really matter. Wasn't labelled by TES. So, now I have to post AND get liked? Is that it?

    Theo - my mum had Green Shield Stamps and didn't stick them in her book as neatly as she could have. They were very wonky sometimes, especially when she only had to glue a whole strip in. This still annoys me...
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  20. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    The whole thing sounds creepily like a conditioning process.

    (Please somebody like this post)

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