Trophy Points?

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NP2626

Well-Known Member
#1
I think it was on Thursday, February 8th, that I was informed by this Forum of my having received a Trophy! Can anyone tell me what this means? Not expecting an award of a trip to Hawaii or even an overnight at the Super 8 in Park Rapids. Just want to know of the significance, if any?
 
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santafewillie

Well-Known Member
#2
Congratulations, you have just received a free lifetime membership to Model Railroad Forums! :) Seriously though, you received your 250th "Like", which earned you "points" or another trophy. It's something that came with the new forum software last year. It's a combination of "Likes" and number of posts. It doesn't really mean anything other than an honor among us. Place your pointer over your avatar and then click on the number under points and a box comes up that explains all of the points and why you got them. You're now tied for second place with seven others for the most points. To view the overall results and to see the two first place members, click on "Members" in the blue bar across the top of every page.
 

autocoach

Active Member
#4
I always assumed model railroading was pointless.....unless you're English in which case a turnout is also known as a point and the only way you could have a pointless model railway is to have no switches (which in another age were used to beat you if you didn't learn your lessons.)
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
#5
I always assumed model railroading was pointless.....unless you're English in which case a turnout is also known as a point and the only way you could have a pointless model railway is to have no switches
No, you just have to use stub switches, which are indeed pointless.
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
#6
On a more serious note, the point system is built into the forum software. It is intended to encourage participation. Of course any time I've seen a system like that used, you end up with people posting "nice photo" or "great job" to get their point count up and not really contributing anything.

There is one perk to the points though. If you have a trophy, your membership is half off the regular price.
 

santafewillie

Well-Known Member
#8
On a more serious note, the point system is built into the forum software. It is intended to encourage participation. Of course any time I've seen a system like that used, you end up with people posting "nice photo" or "great job" to get their point count up and not really contributing anything.
You don't say!
 

NP2626

Well-Known Member
#9
Oh, yah! Post count is the most important thing! I have nothing important to say; but, still want to win my trip to Hawaii!
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
#10
Virtual reality trip to Hawaii...

So, like, we send you a photo of a beach and say “make a drink with an umbrella in it and play surf music on you iPod”
 





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