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  1. #11


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Yo, JaiydnM, for being only 13, you have a wonderful command of vocabulary, English and sentence structure.
    Keep up the good work!

    BTW, well said. Thanks!

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Yo, JaiydnM, for being only 13, you have a wonderful command of vocabulary, English and sentence structure.
    Keep up the good work!

    BTW, well said. Thanks!
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  3. #13


    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.


    As I understand it this type of Forum is designed to attract both users seeking help to problems & volunteers who are there to provide the help sought.
    An Alpha Os is still an OS! Help sought & given still applies.
    The carrot provided to the volunteers is the rep system. "One cap" will never fit /suit all.

    IMHO the Admin do a superb job in maintaining a balance.Their rep system works!
    The proof is in the success of the 3 Forums concerned & congrats go to the minimal Staff that run them.
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  4. #14


    Look at it this way, if you have a genuine reason to come on to the forum to help others (or to get help) you should not be dazzled by the pips and badges, regardless of what forum you go onto whether it's a pre beta, beta or RTM. If you are a few who i believe exists that comes on purely to be known by posting as much as they could to get pips and badges, then can i say they don't deserve it and us senior members should not rep them.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.


    Altruism is helping behavior that is motivated by a selfless concern for the welfare of another person.
    However not all helping behavior is altruism.
    Only selfless helping {without reward} is considered altruism.

    None of us here have requested our {green} pips be removed.
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  6. #16


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    Thank you all for your input.
    When I joined Windows 7 Forums, a bit late, didn't know what went into designing a forum and the rep system.
    I went there seeking help and within minutes someone signed on with a solution.
    Other forums you waited for days if you got an answer so I decided to hang my hat there and have enjoyed the ride.
    Helped a few and learned a lot!

    So when I joined here, by the same designer/owner I needed to ask that question so I could follow from the conception and now will wait for the Beta to arrive.

    Again, thanks for all your input and I take my hat off to each and everyone of you for your input and knowledge.
    Dennis
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  7. #17


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    LOL, thanks to both Ken and Mike.

    Rep is pretty much e-peen and that's just about all it is. Though it could be regarded as incentive to post more helpful posts, that's really for the poster to decide.
    Last edited by JaidynM; 18 Oct 2011 at 04:22.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Look at it this way, if you have a genuine reason to come on to the forum to help others (or to get help) you should not be dazzled by the pips and badges, regardless of what forum you go onto whether it's a pre beta, beta or RTM. If you are a few who i believe exists that comes on purely to be known by posting as much as they could to get pips and badges, then can i say they don't deserve it and us senior members should not rep them.
    I cannot say any of us are "dazzled" by the pips and badges, aem.

    To get one or two feels a bit good once in a while, I'll admit. Just as giving one or two does.

    Many of us devote an inordinate amount of time to learn the intricacies of an OS ... even a pre-beta OS.

    Do you think anyone pats us on the back for that? Not in the real world. We get a thanks, maybe (sometimes), and a check for a bit of money.

    That's why we come here ... to help, no remuneration other than a thanks.

    If one of us has helped another and that member wants to pat one of us on the back, who am I to complain?

    Shawn, John, Aaron et al, are doing a wonderful job bringing the Win8 (pre-beta, currently) community together.

    I look forward to the beta and beyond.

    I joined the Seven Forums after I installed the release version of Win7. I have a lot of pips over there because I spent untold hours learning it as well as learning Office 2010.

    I am thankful that others took the time to thank me (thereby upping my "rep").

    For anyone who has thanked me: Thank you!

    Truly, aem, it's just a part of what makes it all worth it.

    Oh, and @JaidynM, you're welcome!
    Last edited by mikedl; 18 Oct 2011 at 04:37.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I'm not really presenting my case very well, above.
    I suppose, what I mean to say, is that some of us do this day in and day out for a paycheck and get something to put in the bank for doing so.

    It's a bit anti-septic, all too often. Do your job, fix the computer, get paid and move on.

    This place is refreshingly different, I have learned.
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  10. #20


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I'm one that doesn't take much notice of the pips and badges, my main reason to be a part of the forums is to learn. I started out in Vistax64 after reading a post by Shawn (Brink) in one of the newsgroups I followed. That forum helped me when I got a new machine that had Vista installed, when John started sevenforums I joined just to learn thinking I wouldn't even be running Windows 7 for years as it wasn't that long ago I'd bought a new system and didn't think I'd be able to afford a new OS when it came out.

    I tried the beta in a dual boot set up but didn't keep it for long, but when Microsoft offered the pre-order opportunity I jumped on the chance of getting it as I knew my new machine was capable of running it. I didn't keep the machine dual booting for that long as I found I was using Windows 7 more than Vista so now just have the machine running Windows 7.

    When John started eightforum I thought OK I'll join just to see how it works out and just what the OS will be like, I doubt if Microsoft will do the same offer they did before so this time it will be some years before I can use Windows 8, but in the meantime I can learn and at the same time be a part of the great family that is the Vista/sevenforum/eightforum forums.
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