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Rules FRUSTRATED!

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by IanT, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. #1
    Okay I have been a member of this forum since 2010, I have made many posts, never spammed about anything. I had to take a brief hiatus from my business (and the internet world) due to family growing (have a little munchkin now!)....
    SEMrush
    ...and I come back to this forum, and I am no longer a recognized member or whatever you call it, because I need likes on posts to be a recognized member (and hence create posts to hire the quality designers who frequent this forum for contract jobs). I said to myself okay, I will do what I can to try and create some posts, solely for the purpose of getting likes, I have made a few, I have tried to help others, but alas! No one clicks "Like" ... FOR THE LOVE OF GAAAAAAAAHD.... What the heck does a dude have to do to get 3 likes on this forum! I literally have money burning a hole through my pocket, I need 2 logos created and a few articles written, and I find myself in the position of possibly having to head over to fiverr, instead of "keeping it in the family"

    ... I love and respect this forum but I wholeheartedly disagree with this new policy, especially for members who made numerous quality posts prior to the forum changes, It's like saying to me as a member, oh... I dont care that you contributed all that time in the past to this forum... You're NOTHING to me now.

    So... I dont want to just create BS posts or try and wrack my brain for things to post for, I have not the time at this point in my career, I would hate to have to go to fiverr or other sources to find quality work. But it is a business decision and unless I can get some traction over here in the next 24-48 hours, I am going to have to hire elsewhere...

    I am very FRUSTRATED!
     
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    SEMrush
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    We appreciate that it's frustrating but there is nothing to stop you hiring a designer before you are "established" - check out the number of designers who have "selling" threads. The same goes for content creation.

    All our rules have evolved to address problems on the forum and when we changed from vBulleting to Xenforo most active members had enough "green rep" to be "established" immediately. It's unfortunate that you didn't.
     
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  3. IanT

    IanT Well-Known Member

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    But yet, I am unable to post design contests...How much "green rep" should I have had to be an established member immediately? I do not understand what problem this solves.
     
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    As I remember each green rep counted as a like.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    The old requirement was for 25 posts so we'd get people posting up a storm in Music, Games and Sport.

    By needing 3 likes (3 greens) there is a sense of community approval or validation of you and of your posts.

    Edit: Just found a great example of quality posting to hit the 25 posts threshold. These days if you want something sent via private message (Conversation) you have to make the request via Conversation.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. IanT

    IanT Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I definitely had some green rep though...ayeeeee.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    You did... you had one. Which was converted into a like automatically:

    https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/wtf-i-go-on-today-and-all-my-is-gone.1690872/#post-13582917

    And also, just to double check, the old vBulletin database is still around, just in read-only mode, so I ran a query to make sure:

    upload_2016-3-30_13-48-47.png

    The first line was the positive rep you had that was converted into a like. The 2nd line was you giving yourself -1 rep point (back then it "cost" 1 rep point to give negative rep to someone). The negative reps were ignored, and only positive rep were converted into likes.
     
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    IanT Well-Known Member

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    huzzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    ps if I have 3 likes now, why cant I post a design contest? Do I need to wait 48 hours after receiving these likes?
     
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    Spoiltdiva Acclaimed Member

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    It can sometimes take up to an hour for the Cron to do it's thing, be patient and check back soon. Also the 3 likes must be from 3 different members. If they are you will able to post soon.
     
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    IanT Well-Known Member

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    Okay magnifico. I hope that it goes through soon I have 3 jobs I want to post
     
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    Spoiltdiva Acclaimed Member

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    The Cron is a time based job scheduler and works on it's schedule not yours.:)
     
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