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Any chance the Medals could be back RRS feed

  • Question

  • i appreciate all the efforts the forum team did to establish a new point system to make it more fair and effective. But i really miss the Medals, that used to hang along with the user name, are they gone permanently in this new system? or they will be back as part of the remaining modification?

    Wondering if the Medals could be tie with the new point system and we can have them back again? May be other users can put their feedback about this and based on the majorities voice, the forum team might bring them back.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:50 AM

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  • The medals only indicated the number of points someone had. I don't know how many points were needed before you got five medals, but once you had that was the end of new medals. So medals just indicated "has posted hardly at all"; "hasn't posted that much"; "has posted a reasonable amount"; "has posted quite a lot" and "has posted a lot".

    Now we have the exact number of points need to the name which gives a more precis way of seeing how much someone has posted so there is no longer a need for medals / crowns.

    In my opinion of course.

    Mike Walsh

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:19 AM
  • i appreciate all the efforts the forum team did to establish a new point system to make it more fair and effective. But i really miss the Medals, that used to hang along with the user name, are they gone permanently in this new system? or they will be back as part of the remaining modification?

    Wondering if the Medals could be tie with the new point system and we can have them back again? May be other users can put their feedback about this and based on the majorities voice, the forum team might bring them back.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |


    In the new system you get medals that mean different things... through the achievements they unlock. So now they separated the points from the medals in order to separate things anyone can do (Achievements) with things that show quality (Recognition).

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:20 AM
    Owner

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  • The medals only indicated the number of points someone had. I don't know how many points were needed before you got five medals, but once you had that was the end of new medals. So medals just indicated "has posted hardly at all"; "hasn't posted that much"; "has posted a reasonable amount"; "has posted quite a lot" and "has posted a lot".

    Now we have the exact number of points need to the name which gives a more precis way of seeing how much someone has posted so there is no longer a need for medals / crowns.

    In my opinion of course.

    Mike Walsh

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:19 AM
  • Granted, but I could have sworn that, at some point, we were promised that we would still be able to see # of posts and # of answers as part of our profiles. That information seems to have disappeared. Meanwhile, my lead expects me to provide those stats as part of my activity report.

    I guess I'll have to refer him to forums management.

    Is there a document that defines how the new points are earned, specifically?
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:47 PM
  • If you search Browse Forum Users for your own username, you will see your numbers of posts and answers. We have been told that those numbers are supposed to be added back to the profile display in a future release.

    I haven't seen an updated explanation of how points are calculated, but Brent's posts and blog seem to imply that the points system is the same as the old one except that no points are awarded for replying to someone else's thread, and no points are awarded if you mark your own post as the answer (whether you are the OP or a moderator).


    Saturday, July 16, 2011 6:51 PM
  • Monday, July 18, 2011 5:52 PM
  • Granted, but I could have sworn that, at some point, we were promised that we would still be able to see # of posts and # of answers as part of our profiles. That information seems to have disappeared. Meanwhile, my lead expects me to provide those stats as part of my activity report.

    I guess I'll have to refer him to forums management.

    Is there a document that defines how the new points are earned, specifically?

    That is still in the works for your profile. Now you get the number of posts and helpful posts.
    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:18 AM
    Owner
  • i appreciate all the efforts the forum team did to establish a new point system to make it more fair and effective. But i really miss the Medals, that used to hang along with the user name, are they gone permanently in this new system? or they will be back as part of the remaining modification?

    Wondering if the Medals could be tie with the new point system and we can have them back again? May be other users can put their feedback about this and based on the majorities voice, the forum team might bring them back.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |


    In the new system you get medals that mean different things... through the achievements they unlock. So now they separated the points from the medals in order to separate things anyone can do (Achievements) with things that show quality (Recognition).

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:20 AM
    Owner