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Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2014, 20:54
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What I am leading to is - if you have any suggestions or ideas how to improve the templates or make the user interface better - PLEASE - share your thoughts -I will be happy to implement or try to.


BB! I've a couple of key suggestions! :-D

1. In the verbal section there are instances where the same question is on multiple threads. In the Quant section we can often see Bunuel merging similar topics and reminding the users the rules of posting. I'm not expecting the moderators to do this. This would be a tedious task. Can the merging of similar topics be automated?

Similarly before an users posts a topic, can we have a system check to ensure that the user doesn't post an already existing topic? This feature is there in FB. If the first few words you type in a help question is similar to what is existing the user is not allowed to post his/her question. The user is directed to similar questions. This restriction of course would only be for the PS/DS/CR/RC/SC and IR sections. :-D

2. I've started taking the club tests and I LOVE THEM. But, the keyboard shortcuts allowed in the real thing - next question & confirm submit at least - are not enabled. Can we have keyboard shortcuts enabled in the tests?

Further, can we have tests in the format of: Quant - no result pop up - timed/untimed break - verbal - quant & verbal scores along with overall score pop up?

Can we have more verbal CATs too! :-)



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.

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).

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?

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.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 15:06
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can i take away kudos?

Originally you could but it quickly became clear that people were more interested in taking them off than giving them, but a good point. Some posts definitely deserve that.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 14:56
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Why just 90 days after membership?

50 is hard enough, plus we're given a time limit?

Just like the GMAT... :roll:


The way it works is:
1. 200 posts and at least 90 days
2. 100 posts and 25 kudos (no time limit)
3. 50 Kudos (no time limit)

If you get 50 kudos in the next week (not sure how you would do it, you will get access).
However, if it is based only on posts, then there is a 90-day waiting period.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 15:03
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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



I like the idea. However, I am not sure if we need to fix what I don't think is broken.

90 days is a decent deterrent.
We catch most of the junk posters as many mods review forums and catch the slick guys. not to say we don't have any junk (a conversation of its own) but usually we are able to whack it. (there is an easy admin button to delete one's all posts ;) )

However, I do think we should overhaul the kudos system
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 16:10
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strikethree wrote:
Why just 90 days after membership?

50 is hard enough, plus we're given a time limit?

Just like the GMAT... :roll:


The way it works is:
1. 200 posts and at least 90 days
2. 100 posts and 25 kudos (no time limit)
3. 50 Kudos (no time limit)

If you get 50 kudos in the next week (not sure how you would do it, you will get access).
However, if it is based only on posts, then there is a 90-day waiting period.


Oh... Did you recently edit the rules?

My apologizes, I could have sworn I read "50 kudos within 90 days".

Am I seeing things?
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2010, 16:14
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Why just 90 days after membership?

50 is hard enough, plus we're given a time limit?

Just like the GMAT... :roll:


The way it works is:
1. 200 posts and at least 90 days
2. 100 posts and 25 kudos (no time limit)
3. 50 Kudos (no time limit)

If you get 50 kudos in the next week (not sure how you would do it, you will get access).
However, if it is based only on posts, then there is a 90-day waiting period.


Oh... Did you recently edit the rules?

My apologizes, I could have sworn I read "50 kudos within 90 days".

Am I seeing things?



Don't think so, the rules are here: http://gmatclub.com/blog/free-gmat-test ... b-members/

Sometimes there is an assumption that 90 days applies to all of the options, but it does not.
We used NOT to have the 90-day requirement before but that lead to too much junk posts and one-liners (which we still have quite a few of those in the question forums but that's tolerable there).
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 11:22
Dear BB,
I am just curious about your GMAT score. How long did it take you to study GMAT to score 750? Did you get 750 for the first test? I haven't seen anybody who has higher score than yours. To get 750 on the GMAT test is like mission impossible for me. :-D
Thank you for your answer.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 06 May 2010, 15:12
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Dear BB,
I am just curious about your GMAT score. How long did it take you to study GMAT to score 750? Did you get 750 for the first test? I haven't seen anybody who has higher score than yours. To get 750 on the GMAT test is like mission impossible for me. :-D
Thank you for your answer.


There are plenty of people with a higher score :)
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Here is my suggestion and study plan:
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 16:21
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 16:48
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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 8-)


And there I was wondering why I was suddenly getting kudos email. ;)

Nice job, though, guys.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 13:46
Yea I had a similar question on whether I could undo a Kudos. Guess not.
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 20:28
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Yea I had a similar question on whether I could undo a Kudos. Guess not.


Sorry, no :)
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 03:31
Of course there were attempts to inflate the Kudos. These attempts don't succeed because we monitor the Kudos misuse constantly. We usually ban users who misuse Kudos after one warning.
harshjoshi91 wrote:
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.

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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2010, 13:26
hi,
is this a thing that you've developed yourself or it is available as a phpbb mod ?
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2010, 13:32
That is our own development.
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is this a thing that you've developed yourself or it is available as a phpbb mod ?

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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 17:50
:-D I tought there is a bug because I saw the Kudos button next to my own profile, but when I clicked it, it was giving me warning.

I think This has been updated now recently?
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2010, 18:11
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:-D I tought there is a bug because I saw the Kudos button next to my own profile, but when I clicked it, it was giving me warning.

I think This has been updated now recently?



Sure - that's exactly why you clicked it :lol: Just teasing.
I had 4 different people check in with me over the weekend about not having a Kudos button next to their profile, so Voila...
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 17:09
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Sure - that's exactly why you clicked it :lol: Just teasing.


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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 17:52
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gurpreetsingh wrote:
:-D I tought there is a bug because I saw the Kudos button next to my own profile, but when I clicked it, it was giving me warning.

I think This has been updated now recently?



Sure - that's exactly why you clicked it :lol: Just teasing.
I had 4 different people check in with me over the weekend about not having a Kudos button next to their profile, so Voila...


I never had a kudos button next to my profile...Am I not suppose to have one now that its updated?
I am confused?

oohhh...Never mind look at that, I do have a Kudos Button now! was it suppose to appear after the 26th post?
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Re: Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 19:15
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no, the kudos button is available to anyone now. We have made this change after I received four messages in one day about the same question :)

So, I hear you, and if you have any other suggestions, just PM
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