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# Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum

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10 Jun 2015, 11:41
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Thank you for your message. All moderator decisions are final and Kudos removal cannot be reversed.

We have noticed a substantial amount of Kudos inflation in about 10 accounts acting as a ring providing Kudos for each other - that is against our principles and rules. Getting a series of 5 Kudos from 4 users in a row in a few days would be a clear indication of that. Though usually we are quite generous, we have removed over 200 illegitimate kudos yesterday. Something we have not done before and we will continue to do this for anyone considering the easy path.

http://gmatclub.com/wiki/GMATClub:Rules
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09 Jul 2015, 03:22
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AbdurRakib wrote:
When I tried to give Kudos to someone it shows "loading" for a long time.Is there any meaningful reason for that?thanks

Everything works correctly. Sometimes Java Script in the browser gets confused and is not able to refresh properly. Don't be alarmed, however, the Kudos that have been awareded, are going to get to their final destination.
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26 Apr 2010, 16:01
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Even with 200 posts , there should be some limit of kudos, what if a person just say welcome to forum and thanks for this in every post....Some contribution is must atleast 10 kudos
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26 Apr 2010, 17:08
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coakleym wrote:
bb, overhaul in what way? Much along the lines of your questioning why you should fix something that isn't broken... why overhaul something that isnt utilized? Is the goal to get people to give more kudos? Is it to create a more accurate picture of which users are adding value to the forum, perhaps by scrapping the +1 system altogether? Some measure of search engine click-thrus (I think a good number of us found this site through a tangentially-related Google search) plus something else (admittedly probably not implementable)? Some sort of mod-superior or mod-exclusive kudos system (has its own issues)?

Posted from my mobile device

Thank you for raising the questions.
I think the Kudos system has a lot of potential but has been on a back burner for a long time. We are not having too many issues with junk posts for the sake of tests access (that does not need fixing) but at the same time, we are not using it as a driver of this community - i have seen others that have much more centered their forums around Kudos/points/etc.

Main reasons to tinker:
1. I think it can be more than it is today :0
2. I'd like an easy project to complete in a few weeks in contrast to my day job where it takes months and years to get through things
3. We do need to reward/punish people better
4. Give control to people to identify good content

A lot of it is speculation but we won't know until we try.
This is not highest on my priority list but up there. If you think there is a better use of my/admins time, feel free to PM me. I will be more than happy to put your idea into fruition or even better, put you at the help of its design (if you want to of course).
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07 Sep 2011, 14:54
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09 Apr 2014, 10:18
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This Kudos system is pretty cool, I had no idea what it was. I do feel appreciated and now I can also really appreciate the people that are helpful to me. I didn't know I could do that till today, but will start from now.
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24 Nov 2014, 23:08
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Hi BB. I am glad you like my views and am thrilled to read your detailed response and action plan for making the club much better! PFB my response inline in blue.

bb wrote:
Thank you very much for your suggestions and the kind perspective.

1. Yes - we have considered this system a few times but all of those times we found an argument not to do it. Perhaps it is time to revisit.... As to automating the merging, there is a bit more going on there (Bunuel actually deletes useless posts and leaves only one useful thread; he does not merge all posts but instead merges only the best ones and the others are left locked or deleted). Souvik is starting this process, but it is a bit slow starting due to his recent GMAC summit trip. Let me look into this again - it is a good point about the look up system. I will rekindle this project/idea/concept. Wow this is good news.

:) My best wishes to the team for all success in this project/idea/concept. I strongly believe this process should be automated to the extent possible though, if feasible. At the end of the day, this is unproductive work for the moderators, moderators for whom the GMAT student community is highly thankful! Their time could be used better.

2. Can you tell me exactly what shortcuts (all of them) you use? Right now ENTER works for confirm and submit, so double enter is enough to do that).

I was not aware of the enter and double enter. I'll try that.

In GMAT Prep I use Ctrl +N for next after I choose an option and thereafter when the pop up appears I use Ctrl + Y to confirm. Here are the other shortcuts available.
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Hope this helps!

At the moment, probably can't have the full test experience unfortunately. You would have to time your brake on your own. The tests are not setup to be as a single test... sorry. Could you tell me the weakness or the main issue with taking the tests the way they are now - is that learning your score? or self-timing your break?

LEARNING THE SCORE. The last and only time I took the GMAT, I felt the quant session to be extra easy. How I remember feeling it then is that "I didn't need the scratch pad for the last 10 questions" (could be hyped due to text anxiety). I felt I did my quant miserably and screwed up in verbal. When the results came, I got the 47 I always was getting in quaunt and my Verbal score dropped from 36/37 to 31! How I remember feeling it now is "duh! Quant is pretty easy!"

BB, can we at least have a system, where one can submit their quant test and choose whether
a) they want to see their score right now OR
b) proceed to take a verbal CAT and view both CAT results later?

Finally, as to the Verbal Tests - we are adding them slowly. About 5 questions per week.. RC is the biggest weakness at the moment. So there are questions enough for about 7 tests... just not enough RC's. They are tricky to create and we have not attempted as the result. I guess we can venture out of our comfort zone sooner or later. If anyone is good at verbal and would like to take a crack at Verbal questions - Would love to hire them. If you know anyone, please let me know.
I am very glad to know that you guys are working on increasing the count of verbal tests and can visualize the pain in creating RC questions . I hope to help the community post my retake and school applications.

BB, just a thought. Since you view that you can venture out of your comfort zone for creating verbal questions and are inviting people to work towards this goal, I believe this should be the headlines in the GMAT Club newsletters and home page for the next few days. I am assertive many would like to volunteer and few will volunteer!

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01 Dec 2014, 19:10
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joseph0alexander wrote:
bb wrote:
Right now ENTER works for confirm and submit, so double enter is enough to do that.

BB can you add this as a part of the instructions before a test/quiz, I think it is not there (I'd checked the don't show me the instructions again and so I am not sure if this shortcut is a part of the instructions)

Sure - it is an "unofficial" shortcut so we have not listed it it there. We will get the shortcuts fixed/worked out ASAP.

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Further, in the screen where the question and explanation is there, can we have the difficulty of the question on that screen along with how many people got the question correct/wrong and the users time vs average correct and average wrong time?

You mean to move it from where it is right now (on the Stats tab/button)? screenshot attached.
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17 Aug 2016, 06:18
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Thanks for the info..now I can use the Kudos for redemtion.
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26 Apr 2010, 16:59
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bb, overhaul in what way? Much along the lines of your questioning why you should fix something that isn't broken... why overhaul something that isnt utilized? Is the goal to get people to give more kudos? Is it to create a more accurate picture of which users are adding value to the forum, perhaps by scrapping the +1 system altogether? Some measure of search engine click-thrus (I think a good number of us found this site through a tangentially-related Google search) plus something else (admittedly probably not implementable)? Some sort of mod-superior or mod-exclusive kudos system (has its own issues)?

Posted from my mobile device
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15 Jul 2010, 10:06
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You may have noticed - we have made a [strike]slight[/strike] huge improvement into the Kudos system - now every time you get a Kudo (or Kudos), you will get an email notification with the link to the post and also the person who awarded you Kudos. Thus allowing you to know

1) Which of your posts are truly fantastic (and which are just plain fantastic)
2) If you have any secret admirers and such

P.S. We are working on the unsubscribe feature next
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20 Aug 2010, 04:27
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Just curious!

Ever seen someone misusing the Kudos to gain test access??
Say for example, a group of friends all started giving kudos to each other just to reach the target of 50.

Or say, one fake email id, giving kudos to whatever post some user makes.

Cheers!

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Kudos me if you like this post
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01 Jun 2011, 22:32
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Even now, There are people who do not know about kudos;
so, I suggest that we add a button on home page or Forum that introduces the Kudos Button to all.
(I tell it from my own experience )
and ... a picture of kudos!!!
don't forget to consider kudos 4 me
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07 Sep 2011, 14:59
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prateekbhatt wrote:
Yuhu thanks BB for kudos....I have started my account with 1 kudos...

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22 May 2012, 10:37
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Is there a way to disable e-mail notifications on kudos? Looking everywhere for this.
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23 May 2012, 19:05
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Cares wrote:
Is there a way to disable e-mail notifications on kudos? Looking everywhere for this.

why not create different labels in your email box and your email service provider would move all your kudos emails from Gmatclub to particular folder. This way if you want to check the kudos email you can see easily or you can delete all the emails in the same folder in one GO.
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21 Jun 2012, 02:07
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GOOD Post Thnx for explaining
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21 Jun 2012, 21:46
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GOOD Post Thnx for explaining

Thank you. This is an example of a good scenario where you could just give the poster Kudos without replying - thank you though
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15 Apr 2013, 04:26
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Archit143 wrote:
Hi BB

Need urgent help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My 3 month subscription has ended....now i am not able to take CAT's....I want to get the subscription renewed, by redeeming of kudos. But i am unable to do so.
Pls note that my initial subscription was also through the redeeming of kudos........Can i not again use redeeming of kudos fr second time to get the subscription renewed.

Archit

The extra exclamation marks and full stops will not help or make any of us work faster.

Judging by bb's response on this thread, you should get access.

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05 Jul 2013, 03:35
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Thanks very much to design such wonderful platform for the GMAT prep. I guess would have donated \$ 1 million check for this community service. But right now not a millionaire ; so sorry, but will help in future, if got some bucks.
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