- Sat, Nov 4 2017 at 5:16 am #311692
At the moment, my own updates automatically appear on the homepage even if they haven’t been liked. The reason is that I don’t want to like my own news posts. Once more people participate, I will remove this configuration.
Please don’t like your own news updates. This would make this new feature useless.
I also changed the member points settings. You can now get 10 points if someone likes your content (before 3 points). I hope this will encourage members to post updates of better quality. Note that you can only get points if a member likes your content. If a guest (not logged in) likes content, no points are assigned to the content owner.
I will now be a little less restrictive with news updates. In particular, I won’t delete links to how-to posts. However, links to how-to posts have little chance to appear on the homepage and you usually won’t get like points. For the time-being, I will keep the setting that deducts 10 points if I have to delete an update.
In general, I suggest to only link to news and content that you really like and that you would also post on your social media channels. I also think that direct links to the news sources are better than links to a news site. Only if a news site has some valuable additional information that can’t be found on the original source, I would link to the news site.
You also have a better chance to get a like, if you share your opinion about the news. You can add text in the form field field above the link field before you post the news.
I am not 100% happy with the new system. However, let’s give it a try and see how it works. Please let me know what you think and if you have suggestions.
- Wed, May 9 2018 at 4:28 am #539040
@Michael, I think there is something wrong because the latest news appears automatically on the homepage even if they haven’t any Like.
- Wed, May 9 2018 at 4:37 am #539045
Yes, I know. I am currently testing this which is why I didn’t post it yet in the forum. The news quality has been quite good recently (mostly because of your efforts). I will still only share selected news on social media and I usually also like those updates on 4sysops.
- Fri, May 24 2019 at 7:56 am #1205158
Just to mention that view points for blogs and wiki doesn’t work…
Only points for forum views are working.
- Fri, May 24 2019 at 5:14 pm #1205165
Hmm what do you mean with “view points”? And are you talking about author and member points?
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 1:04 am #1205186
A point assigned for viewing a blog post.
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 3:57 am #1205193
Glad it works for you 🙂
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 12:28 pm #1205213
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 1:33 pm #1205215
Ah ok then I’m not alone 🙂
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 3:56 am #1205191
Yes Michael, I am talking about member points.
I made a test for each of the 3 categories (Wiki, Forum and Blog).
Just made another test :
I went to this page:
Then I went to the Site Wide Activity page :
On the left I can see my member point history but no new points for viewing the forum topic.
Then I went to a blog page :
Still nothing on the Site Wide Activity page.
Then went to a wiki page :
Oups! Still nothing on the Site Wide Activity page…
I went to my profile page, to the Point section, and the information is the same.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Luc Fullenwarth.
- Sat, May 25 2019 at 5:11 pm #1205218
Luc, you are right. I think I fixed this now. Thanks a lot for the hint!
- Sun, May 26 2019 at 6:52 am #1205377
- Mon, May 27 2019 at 12:26 am #1205569
- Mon, May 27 2019 at 5:00 am #1205598
The limit was set to 1 point per article, independently if it was a wiki doc, blog post or forum topic. I admit that the corresponding explanation in the point system guide was a bit a misleading. I changed that now and I also increased the limit to 3 per day.
Thanks for the hint!
- Wed, May 29 2019 at 12:40 am #1210706
Thank you for the clarification.
- Mon, May 27 2019 at 9:20 am #1207955
Ok I understand better now 🙂
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