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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 07:19
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Here is the GMAT Club Top 20 Kudos users. I am a close second!!! Watch out Rhyme :wink:

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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 09:57

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
UsernameGivenReceived
rhyme4804
bb739801
Bunuel66724
walker131665
Praetorian536513
riverripper2498
nink116451
bsd_lover157295
jallenmorris23240
kryzak10238
GMAT TIGER19213
chineseburned2204
dzyubam156185
quixx234179
solaris118176
x2suresh2174
Jerz14168
aaudetat2158
isa31156
timetrader18147


Top 20 Kudos Givers
UsernameGivenReceived
coakleym310652
bb739801
Praetorian536513
RaviChandra21637
bsd_lover157295
dzyubam156185
TimeSquareDesi14735
walker131665
nink116451
sudeep10463
tejal77710037
ctrlaltdel9614
monirjewel9641
ugimba9316
Ayrish9221
pm45538830
Pre7778114
mohater7891
shadowsjc75124
AtifS7446

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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 10:05
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 10:15
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.
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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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 10:44
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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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 05:54
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.
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I do not see a Kudos in the side panel when viewing threads. Did the Kudos go away?

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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 09:24
That is odd. I've given Kudos before and I no longer see the Kudos button.
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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 09:31
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 09:43
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 09:46
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2010, 11:43
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 02:00
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 02:10
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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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 03:22
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.

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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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 18:27
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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 8-)
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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 18:52
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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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 19:19
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 8-)

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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 06:44
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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 14:32
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With a slight delay, here are the Kudos stats for July!




Kudos for July 2011
UsernameKudos Received
1bb71
2Bunuel65
3fluke39
4VeritasPrepKarishma35
5Silver8931
6whiplash241129
7miguelmick27
8anordinaryguy26
9maverick0425
10walker24
11sudhir18n23
12akhileshgupta0521
13subhashghosh18
14rhyme17
15riverripper16
16Mahtab15
17chineseburned14
18rphardu14
19hellishbrain13
20gmatkoopa12



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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Re: Kudos - what are they and why we have them [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 18:04
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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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