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  • Just a simple question. Does this only count once? So if you have 2 or more votes, you won't get 10 or more points, you just get the 5 points from the very first vote?

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    Friday, March 8, 2013 9:28 AM

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  • I think it's all part of the Missing Activity bug. Say, yesterday I got two answers in two threads marked and in each of the threads I only got credit for one. Tonight I didn't get a single point (so I do not know if something was marked tonight or not). Today I already got 20 points for my last night answer confirmed by the asker.

    So, the problems are still sporadic with more and more users affected.

    I wish someone from the developer's team tell us what we can expect in regards to that problem and should we expect to get our points back or not.


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    Friday, March 8, 2013 3:20 PM
  • I'm certain that you are supposed to get 5 points for every helpful vote. If a reply gets marked helpful 3 times, you should be 15 points. However, I cannot verify this at present.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, March 8, 2013 5:30 PM
  • I found a case where someone got 3 helpful votes for a reply here:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/reportabug/thread/01b3c385-6ba5-4007-af83-f62624a6658e/#47295dc0-f6b0-4e7e-bb74-92b2d181dd28

    and there are 3 entries in the person's profile activities for "Contributed a helpful post" to this thread. I assume the person got 5 points for each activity.

    But, of course, some activity of late has not shown up in our profiles. We are hopeful that the system will get caught up.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Friday, March 8, 2013 5:48 PM
  • This is how it used to work before the latest bug with the Missing Activity. Each helpful vote gives you 5 points and each answer gives you 20/15/10 points depending on was it quick or not and was it marked by OP or moderator.

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    Friday, March 8, 2013 5:48 PM
  • Here is related thread to your issue, BTW

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/thread/bfee7d4c-ff8e-4133-8b18-54ae739102a2


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    Friday, March 8, 2013 5:50 PM