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# Kudos - what are they and why we have them

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Kudos [?]: 20044 [0], given: 4316

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02 Jun 2010, 08:19
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Here is the GMAT Club Top 20 Kudos users. I am a close second!!! Watch out Rhyme

Code:
User   Kudos
rhyme   804
bb   801
Bunuel   716
walker   664
Praetorian   513
riverripper   498
nink   451
Hjort   375
pelihu   336
bsd_lover   295
jallenmorris   240
kryzak   238
GMAT TIGER   213
AlexMBAApply   186
quixx23   179
solaris1   176
x2suresh   174
Jerz   167
aaudetat   158
isa   156

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Kudos [?]: 865 [0], given: 334

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02 Jun 2010, 10:57

Detailed Kudos Stats

The first table is sorted by Received Kudos, the second one - by Given Kudos.
We have to understand that many users who receive Kudos didn't have the option to Give Kudos back then.

 Top 20 Kudos Receivers Username Given Received rhyme 4 804 bb 739 801 Bunuel 66 724 walker 131 665 Praetorian 536 513 riverripper 2 498 nink 116 451 bsd_lover 157 295 jallenmorris 23 240 kryzak 10 238 GMAT TIGER 19 213 chineseburned 2 204 dzyubam 156 185 quixx23 4 179 solaris1 18 176 x2suresh 2 174 Jerz 14 168 aaudetat 2 158 isa 31 156 timetrader 18 147

 Top 20 Kudos Givers Username Given Received coakleym 3106 52 bb 739 801 Praetorian 536 513 RaviChandra 216 37 bsd_lover 157 295 dzyubam 156 185 TimeSquareDesi 147 35 walker 131 665 nink 116 451 sudeep 104 63 tejal777 100 37 ctrlaltdel 96 14 monirjewel 96 41 ugimba 93 16 Ayrish 92 21 pm4553 88 30 Pre777 81 14 mohater 78 91 shadowsjc 75 124 AtifS 74 46

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Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 3439

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02 Jun 2010, 11:05
In older threads, I've seen a Guest account, which I assumed was from a time when someone could post without registering, with 17,000+ kudos given away. Are those kudos not reflected in the charts?
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02 Jun 2010, 11:15
No, those Kudos are not reflected. Right now, only registered members can give and receive Kudos. These tables show the stats for real users only.
coakleym wrote:
In older threads, I've seen a Guest account, which I assumed was from a time when someone could post without registering, with 17,000+ kudos given away. Are those kudos not reflected in the charts?

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Kudos [?]: 20044 [0], given: 4316

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02 Jun 2010, 11:44
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coakleym wrote:
In older threads, I've seen a Guest account, which I assumed was from a time when someone could post without registering, with 17,000+ kudos given away. Are those kudos not reflected in the charts?

As far as I understand, that was a glitch after we moved from Kudos v1 to Kudos v2 about a year ago (Guests have a lot of kudos)
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Kudos [?]: 865 [0], given: 334

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05 Dec 2010, 06:54
No, Kudos is still there. You might not see the Kudos button beside your own profile, but you should see the button in everybody else's profiles when you're logged in.
gkumar wrote:
I do not see a Kudos in the side panel when viewing threads. Did the Kudos go away?

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Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 295

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05 Dec 2010, 10:24
That is odd. I've given Kudos before and I no longer see the Kudos button.
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Kudos [?]: 781 [0], given: 621

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05 Dec 2010, 10:31
gkumar wrote:
That is odd. I've given Kudos before and I no longer see the Kudos button.

Try to log out and log in back. Send me a print screen as you see it in any thread.
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Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 295

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05 Dec 2010, 10:43
I've logged out and logged back in. Kudos button is still missing. Am I missing something? I am using Chrome and WinXP.

Here's a sample screenshot: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0444a7yb2
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05 Dec 2010, 10:46
On that token, I switched to Internet Explorer and I see the Kudos button. But in Chrome, the button is missing in the gap where it used to be in IE. I hover my mouse above the gap and it is clickable (Kudos functionality works, but is not displayed). I am guessing it is an ad-blocker or a Chrome issue?
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Kudos [?]: 865 [0], given: 334

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05 Dec 2010, 12:43
I can see the Kudos button in out of the box Google Chrome. Therefore, it might be some add-on you're using.

gkumar wrote:
On that token, I switched to Internet Explorer and I see the Kudos button. But in Chrome, the button is missing in the gap where it used to be in IE. I hover my mouse above the gap and it is clickable (Kudos functionality works, but is not displayed). I am guessing it is an ad-blocker or a Chrome issue?

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Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 303

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25 Apr 2011, 03:00
give or Receive , to be or not to be , that is the question :why i just have a few kudos and not more?
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Kudos [?]: 781 [0], given: 621

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25 Apr 2011, 03:10
annmary wrote:
give or Receive , to be or not to be , that is the question :why i just have a few kudos and not more?

This is due to the following:
*you have a very small number of comments;
*not many users found your posts valuable.

the best way to estimate the value of your contribution is to calculate the kudos/posts ratio.
In may case it is 24% = 229/969 while in your case it is 12%=4/33.
That means that out of 4 of my comments only a user found it to be useful for him or her.
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25 Apr 2011, 04:22
We had an idea of putting the Kudos button below the post, but then decided otherwise. The reason for our decision was the fact that majority of posts are short posts and generally the author information on the left gets more attention than the bottom part under the post.

Thank you for the suggestion though.

shr30 wrote:
Stupid thought on Kudos - can it not be at the bottom with the PM / Profile links versus above? I can only decide on kudos upon reading a post - the scroll back up is silly/tough?

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Kudos [?]: 55 [2] , given: 62

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12 Aug 2011, 19:27
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KUDOS
Good Job - Pkit,bb - Yes, this is an attitude of forum members that really needs to be improved....

I have always thought : What the ***** - why is this guy/gal not at least saying thanks in the form of kudos ?
As a last resort, I had changed my signature to point to this post !!!
Let them be educated by reading this post, if they have time....

@bb - Please keep this thread alive posting the Top 20 statistics every month rather than posting randomly....That is the only way members can know this is something that is noted and something they can be proud of...

@bb - You can put levels based on the number of Kudos a person receives as well as gives and show them along with their names on the left below the number of Kudos Given/Received
example -
100 Kudos received means "Trusted Contributor",
100 Kudos given means "Trusted Admirer",
200 Kudos received means "Valued Contributor",
200 Kudos given means "Valued Admirer"
Names are suggestive...Let us have an open discussion on the best names and number of kudos...After all 10 heads are better than 1

It is really vital for the health of the sharing experience of any forum -
I have contributed a lot in technical forums and understand this frustration....And sometimes brag my achievement showing my level.....It is so easy then.....

Lastly do give kudos if this post was helpful to any of you
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Kudos [?]: 20044 [0], given: 4316

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12 Aug 2011, 19:52
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We have so many good threads - thank you for finding this one.
We'll post stats for the most Kudos (I feel we should have overall top as well the top kudos for the month). We'll pull them for June, July, and then for August.

I like the ideas about the ranks, though we already ranks. Perhaps we have icons of some sort instead.... or an additional rank/word... something to play with
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12 Aug 2011, 20:19
I think rank names along with icons will be better...After all nobody will know what is the meaning of that image unless you describe it somewhere ?

If I was the new member, I would be too lazy to find the meaning of the image...But when I see the icon and rank name are different for every person, I will be checking the meaning of these out of curiosity......
CURIOSITY really helps us ALL

I am trying to see if you can take the Kudos system to the next level where it will be really meaningful to all the community members rather than the Top-20.
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15 Aug 2011, 07:44
bb wrote:
krishp84 wrote:
One logical suggestion - Once users are ranked based on Kudos, you can also display the number of expert replies at the top of the thread - It will be really helpful then.

Can you explain a bit more what you mean by this?

Ok - Simple - I am illustrating with an example. It should help.
You can set a user with say 200 kudos as an Expert.
Now when any user starts a new topic and there are 4 replies from some experts.
You can mention at the top of the topic - 4 expert replies

Scenario - 1 : User starting the new topic is not an expert - Same as above
Scenario - 2 : User starting the new topic is an expert -

Scenario - 2.1 : Recognized expert(Who are with or own test prep. companies) - This will be mostly challenges/tricks/leanings - You can check with them if they want to be in scenario 1
Scenario - 2.2 : Recognized expert(who are self-experts) - This will be the mostly common scenario. Let us brainstorm on this.

Assumption -1 : The expert replies should not change based on time, but should be based on the points/kudos that the user has at that point of time. Because the system will be self-evolving, so when a user becomes an expert - He will be an SME then.

Best Practice -1 : You can classify users as SC/CR/RC/Quant experts - That will be really cool then. Because the right persons will answer and data shown will not be misleading. You can display the minimal information on the left side example - Total kudos, experts(SC/CR/...)

Let me know if this is not clear now.
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Kudos [?]: 20044 [1] , given: 4316

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21 Aug 2011, 15:32
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With a slight delay, here are the Kudos stats for July!

 Kudos for July 2011 Username Kudos Received 1 bb 71 2 Bunuel 65 3 fluke 39 4 VeritasPrepKarishma 35 5 Silver89 31 6 whiplash2411 29 7 miguelmick 27 8 anordinaryguy 26 9 maverick04 25 10 walker 24 11 sudhir18n 23 12 akhileshgupta05 21 13 subhashghosh 18 14 rhyme 17 15 riverripper 16 16 Mahtab 15 17 chineseburned 14 18 rphardu 14 19 hellishbrain 13 20 gmatkoopa 12

To see the threads that received the most Kudos in the last 30 days, please see here:

http://gmatclub.com/static/top-posts/30
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21 Aug 2011, 19:04
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KUDOS
Thanks bb on taking forward this initiative.
Question - Should not these TOP 20 users be notified telling - "Congratulations !!! You have received the highest Kudos for the month of July 2011? "
I know this will not matter to the regulars like :you, Bunuel, fluke, walker, etc. BUT it will matter to someone newly joining this league. Just my 2 cents !!!
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