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All in favor, say `aye`
Not in favor, say `nay` Note: Saying `nay` may indicate that you medal spammed recently and don't want to lose medal spam medals or have medal spammed ;) Also, don't forget besides this feature a moderator will suspend them for giving them the trouble of all of this :p
I agree, but I shall rebel by using the wrong type of spelling. Eye.
Nay, I don't feel it would be necessary. Honestly, we don't know if it's legitimate or not. If an asker is satisfied with their question they medal you. I've never experienced any "spam medals" at all. I answer questions and receive help. Would be unfair to reduce a smartscore upon a bias decision. We should have a fair implemented system if it shall be. This is a topic possibly that needs to be decided with everyone I feel. I'm really not in favor of it because I haven't experienced this what you are saying and it's hard to determine.
In the end of the day, we can't put this on a resume or beneficially really use a smart score. Tried that recently with a university program I was applying to. My question is, what really makes a smart score so important?
@TheSmartOne even I will aye with @GreenCat Like, if a user earns their titles or increases their smartscore just through medal spamming or direct answer, then their smartscore should be permanently frozen and their medal earning privileges REVOKED! If a user is going to provide help, provide extensive details or something. No ... A The answer is B C. 32.34 direct answers. Enough of this.
Mhm, I think we would need to be careful with this, as in what we consider as medal spamming, like I give people medals all the time when I'm just observing, take ganeshie for example, if you check his medals you would notice I give a lot of medals to him haha, but they are all earned, but if a random user saw that, they could maybe say it's medal spamming by me unless they went through each post and saw it was earned :P
Well ganeshie works hard...and some users... don't big difference.
Unless you specifically mean creating accounts and medalling yourself, then yes, I totally support!
OH YEAH! Knock them out ! ^
We can also look at the time stamp of the medals. Such as, did user A get 100 medals from User B with a time span of 10 minutes, or 100 medals that were evenly distributed within 3-4 months.
Yeah that's good, but I think, this sort of thing would mostly be left upon the admins in trusting the moderators, as it's very serious to give that sort of power, I mean they could just make it so mods could ip ban users so they cannot create other accounts, but that could also be problematic, depends on the kind of tools you have in mind I guess.
@TheSmartOne or 20 - 50 medals in 5 seconds.
The time things makes a big difference because then the user medalling doesn't really care if it was earned and is more interested in giving the users medals.
Frankly, I don't see how this affects you in the slightest. However, I do see it unjust to those who legitimately offer help and aim to gain higher scores, as opposed to those who do it for social status.
It is unjust... I mean some users bust our digital heads off just to guide the person to the solution, but our scores are flat or increase slowly where as those who are just in the chat box and giving direct links or direct answers have a higher SS. Huh? But it shows.... there have been 99SS users who can't answer questions too well.
True, but what does it really mean? It's a virtual number-count, I've seen users who don't care for medals and solely come on here to offer their share of knowledge having a low SmartScore. Only positive side I see in having a high "SS," is that new users can assume the "greens" are more knowledgeable and therefore are better off asking them personally. Aside from that, what can a high SS offer...? Tags? Fans? Lol.
I do agree in your point that straight answers shouldn't be given.
Yeah the smartscore is just a number....... And there's no benefits when someone reaches 99ss. There's no REACH 99SS WITHIN 30 DAYS TO RECEIVE A FREE OWLFRED COFFEE MUG! or get 99ss....receive straight A's. XD
So having a 99SS means to have straight A's? Huh.. funny.
no...... no such thing XD
Exactly, but what does my opinion matter, right?
yes your opinion matters @tHe_FiZiCx99 :)
or did I read that wrong... sorry fuzzy head. didn't sleep well in over a month x.x
yeah sometimes this happens when a user feels so happy because of your best answer, goes to your profile page and medals everything till he/she gets tired. it is not that hard to make the system identify similar patterns and remove medals automatically... but I feel it is tough to conclude/take decisions based on just that. just for fun : here i have plotted my total medals in a pie chart and the top 10 medal spammers ;p |dw:1437116998827:dw|
The only problem is when a user has collected a bunch of questions that s/he needs help in and a helper comes and pairs up, causing a seeming medal-spam but actually is not.
I'm going to be ganeshie's number 1 spammer, so ikram better watch out haha. I've been medal spammed so much as well, when I first joined OS I was really into medals so I'll admit my cousin I told this site about I used to help him on here and he would spam me a lot..even though I had told him not to, but that's when I didn't really care nor take OS seriously, also other users I will not expose use to medal spam and no one really thought of it as a big deal at the time. Over time though, as I progressed I realized the beauty of what the site is really for and the gamification system, it wasn't just about the medals (which us "old people" don't really care for) but about how it helped young users learn and achieve things that would help them better themselves. So although I am guilty at spamming/ being spammed I do appreciate what it has done over the time I've been on here and seeing how it can affect people in negative and positive ways. I think ganeshie has a good method, it would definitely get rid of a large portion of my medals, which would be nice, as I don't think a lot of mine are really deserved. The point of this is, medal spamming has always existed, but we have to be careful of what we should be deleting, as you learn you also get a broader sense of everything that is going on, so even if some of the users may have medal spammed, not all of them may have thought of it as a big picture but just to be noticed or something, they treated it as a game and nothing else, and I do believe it is our responsibility as mods to deal with it, but rather than just having tools to remove all medals as once, we would certainly have to understand the user and go through the posts to see whether or not it was earned or just spammed, although there may be evidence saying otherwise.
They still haven't worked on this yet. Aye!
Aye. I would like to add to this suggestion, to prevent misssunshinexoxo's point about biased decisions. How about the users with the same IP that medal spam? Those medals would automatically not count. Unless... *evil smile* an account is shared. But still, that wouldn't matter.
Aye matey (;
What did a pirate say on it's birthday?! Aye matey
How would this even work? what if your answers are quality? what if you take the time to help people understand the material, would a person who, by any chance both is impressed and learns from another's explanation should not give that person a medal if he or she deserves it. if giving a medal is down to opinion of the asker if the person feels that he or she is being helped. I see a lot of people just giving answers and some askers who clearly aren't interested in anything other than the direct answer, so that goes both ways in my opinion. definitely though about shared accounts and things like that, then absolutely. some people i have found are exceptional and give such great explanations that they deserve a medal for their input and they post regularly too. I think that if a system like this is to be implemented it had better be well thought out.
@Photon336 maybe have the system target users that just give links as answers or be like It's A, 90 degrees, C.123 . Those answers have no back up, no merit, and no evidence of being valid.
wow lol I never knew my smiley face would have everyone saying aye :P
I suggested different ambassador levels ... I've actually been working on some code so all they would have to do is add the permission levels for them ._. Unlikely to ever actually be added though... xD
what if someone medal spammed you when you didn't want them to?
I think I got medal spammed when I ranted a week or two ago??? ehhhhhh......
some cat user. ... a user with the word cat... can't remember much
This has been suggested a numerous amount of times, but alas.
nayy nay nayy
@ikram002p = @marki so she's the no. 1 spammer of OS and @ganeshie8
Does that make me a bad person ?? Why is it a big deal :/
No ikram, you're amazing :D
As long as the medals are deserved, there shouldn't be anything wrong...
Aye. :) Brilliant suggestion.
oh my sprauger is online XD
i don't like when users give me a medal for `NO reason`