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Another Hooray for TR

By TheChas ·
In case you have not been on the Technical Q&A pages recently, I just noticed that TR has added more levels for the number of earned points icon.

Looks like TR is working hard to make the site better and better.

Keep up the good work.

Chas

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Chas - I noticed it as well

by maxwell edison In reply to Another Hooray for TR

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In fact, I made that suggestion to them, although I doubt that I "deserve" any credit, as many other people probably made the same suggestion.

I did notice, however, that it calculated the Tech Points differently than the "tech points earned" number by our names. Mine, for example, only shows 100k, while I've "earned" well over 400k points - pretty close to you. However, I've "spent" (actually, pretty much "gave away") over 200k, so I currently have a balance of around 220k. So the little box shows the tech point balance, not the tech points earned.

It must have a new level at 250k. I guess I better change my focus from politics to answering a few more questions so I can earn enough to get to the next level - you know, go for the "gold" (box).

Good job, TechRepublic.

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Glad you like it

by Kimberly.Henderson In reply to Another Hooray for TR

We've added icons for 25K, 50K, 100K, 250K and 500K TechPoints to better recognize our members' contributions to the site.

If you want more information on how to earn TechPoints, check out this FAQ: http://techrepublic.com.com/2001-6703-0.html

Kimberly Henderson

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However. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Glad you like it

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Is there a glitch in the icon, or is it intended to show tech point "balance" instead of the tech points "earned"?

I've "earned" over 400k, but have a "balance" of just over 200k.

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Yep, it's the balance

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to However. . . . .

When you use TechPoints in questions in the TechQ&A those points are permanently deducted from your total points. So it's conceivable that someone could get to one level, say 100K, but spend some TechPounts that drops the person back below 100,000, which would change the person's icon back to 50K.

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????

by stress junkie In reply to Another Hooray for TR

Looks the same to me.

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