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I didn't want to offend in any way by stating that you are a cheater. Posting/creating multiple posts/topics with the same message is one of the most used methods of points cheating. Regarding the kudos - I must respectfully disagree with you. Seeing the top 10 in the rewards system, we can see people who joined GMAT Club recently, but who have hundreds of kudos already...
Note that the costs of some of the rewards are in the hundreds of USD. Ask yourself - do you think such rewards should be easily accessible?


Haha no offence taken mate , i wondered as to how is it cheating? I will make sure i don't repeat it , as now i have information about it .

Yeah well i can say that it is not really hard to earn kudos , it is more of a personal opinion and not many feel the same as i do .

The awards should be accessible , why not , if there is no abuse in the system. The earlier system without kudos seemed perfect to me , no matter how many posts you make , each had a specific timestamp(24 hrs , 72 hrs) to earn a point , so all my points or for that matter any other persons points must have come through some effort , except the 1-2% who abuse the system .

As of now my opinion wouldn't change the system but because of the set 1-2% , the rest should not be affected by it is what i feel .

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I didn't want to offend in any way by stating that you are a cheater. Posting/creating multiple posts/topics with the same message is one of the most used methods of points cheating. Regarding the kudos - I must respectfully disagree with you. Seeing the top 10 in the rewards system, we can see people who joined GMAT Club recently, but who have hundreds of kudos already...
Note that the costs of some of the rewards are in the hundreds of USD. Ask yourself - do you think such rewards should be easily accessible?


Haha no offence taken mate , i wondered as to how is it cheating? I will make sure i don't repeat it , as now i have information about it .

Yeah well i can say that it is not really hard to earn kudos , it is more of a personal opinion and not many feel the same as i do .

The awards should be accessible , why not , if there is no abuse in the system. The earlier system without kudos seemed perfect to me , no matter how many posts you make , each had a specific timestamp(24 hrs , 72 hrs) to earn a point , so all my points or for that matter any other persons points must have come through some effort , except the 1-2% who abuse the system .

As of now my opinion wouldn't change the system but because of the set 1-2% , the rest should not be affected by it is what i feel .

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Glad that none was taken :)
I will not go into detail on the cheating part, as the description of it might motivate other people to do so.
I was for this implementation, and I believe that 50 kudos for a gold is not that much, knowing that 5 kudos are given by admins just for registering on the forum.
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Hi mate,

I understand your frustration. I believe the number of KUDOS is justifiable, as the rewards are good as well. Getting 50 kudos is not that hard, and you do not really need 50 posts for that. Kudos system was implemented specifically to point out to the posts that actually bring a benefit to the community. You can earn kudos, just as I did, by providing your way of reasoning while solving a question (Bunuel is a very generous person).

P.s. it was not necessary to create a separate topic with the same message - some of the moderators might think it as a way of cheating.



Hi there ,
Cheating? :shock: I am quite shocked as to know how that accounts to cheating , all i wanted was visibility for my post :D and i have been quite active here from the past few months.

To earn 50 kudos might be easy , but it would mean that you have to bump every post and try and earn a kudos. My whole point is that the points should be useful , within a gmat period if even 20-30% of the user cannot redeem points it would make no sense to get them in the first place. Having kudos as a necessary pre requisite is a must but the number is a bit high for someone who has been recently active or for someone who has just joined GC

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Why do you react so critically? Note that GmatClub is a forum, and it needs contribution from every member, for a long time, not just someone who hits and runs.

Second, the rewards cost a lot of money. Hence, do you think that it is too easy to get points just by loggin in everyday and posting or replying without caring about the content?
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Why do you react so critically? Note that GmatClub is a forum, and it needs contribution from every member, for a long time, not just someone who hits and runs.

Second, the rewards cost a lot of money. Hence, do you think that it is too easy to get points just by loggin in everyday and posting or replying without caring about the content?



When did i not care about the content i posted mate? :D Just because someone else does not check his content why should i face the consequences too?

who is being critical about what? Cheating was something i didn't understand as to why and i was shocked about that :/
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I was for this implementation, and I believe that 50 kudos for a gold is not that much, knowing that 5 kudos are given by admins just for registering on the forum.


Never got any :P
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I was for this implementation, and I believe that 50 kudos for a gold is not that much, knowing that 5 kudos are given by admins just for registering on the forum.


Never got any :P
anyways thanks :D


From what I remember, you get 5 for reaching a specific number of posts/period. I might be wrong though, so here's a kudos from me!
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Why do you react so critically? Note that GmatClub is a forum, and it needs contribution from every member, for a long time, not just someone who hits and runs.

Second, the rewards cost a lot of money. Hence, do you think that it is too easy to get points just by loggin in everyday and posting or replying without caring about the content?


When did i not care about the content i posted mate? :D Just because someone else does not check his content why should i face the consequences too?

who is being critical about what? Cheating was something i didn't understand as to why and i was shocked about that :/


I didn't mention that you didn't care about the content. The previous point system could lead to that situation. I think that you are overacting. bb just wants to make sure the system goes well and attractting more contribution to forum. This is a win-win deal, so just go with it :-D
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btw, the rule is still the rule, no exception. If someone cares too much about rewards, then I could have the right to doubt his/her motivation to this forum.
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New post 25 Apr 2017, 10:14
Personal Opinion => If you are here on the forum just for the Rewards => It is a terrible terrible decision.
Absolutely not worth time

One => The propose of this forum to get you prepared for the GMAT and the B-school in general.

Rewards are just in place to motivate you.

Two =>If you get too much into the Rewards, you might actually loose the way as to why you registered on the forum on the first place.


Do not think rewards as mere Freebies => REWARDS ARE IN PLACE TO MOTIVATE US in this wonderful journey.
Make sure you earn them.And more importantly make sure you earn them right.


In any-case => Helping someone>>>>earning rewards.(which is why we get kudos if someone thinks our posts helped him/her :) )


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I think that you are overacting


Well I think you must learn to choose your words carefully.
What BB does for the forum is the best and i would abide by whatever are the set rules , but if the rules can be changed to better suit a set of people it would be better.

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In any-case => Helping someone>>>>earning rewards.(which is why we get kudos if someone thinks our posts helped him/her :)

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Yeah agreed :D

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the forum allows everyone to express his or her opinion. I believed earning kudos was not so easy , but if others say it not so hard , i will take the necessary effort to make sure i'd earn some kudos.

ps -thanks for the varied responses , unfollowing the forum cheers
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Important Update - a new improvement is being introduced to the system as of today, April 24th.

It order to cut down on the number of useless and abusive posts observed in a number of forums after rewards system introduction, a new restriction has been suggested by a moderator group that will require users to have a minimum number of Kudos in order to progress through the levels in the GMAT Club Rewards and continue earning points. What this means is that members will not be able to reach a particular level, for example, Gold level without having at least 50 Kudos. If you are in this situation, your point earning will suspend until you are able to earn the sufficient number of kudos. If you are wondering how to improve your Kudos situation, consider posting helpful posts that go beyond chit-chat or simple question replies. Think about what you would give Kudos for and it won't take long until your efforts are rewarded.


The following Kudos requirements have been set in place:

1 Bronze 0 kudos
2 Silver 25 kudos
3 Gold 50 kudos
4 Platinum 100 kudos
5 Diamond 200 kudos


Hi bb,

Good amendment !!
But, I have one small question - is the above kudos include already redeemed ones.

For instance, I redeemed my initial 25 kudos for GMATCLUB test and now left with only 18 kudos. So, the counting is 18 or 43 ?
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Important Update - a new improvement is being introduced to the system as of today, April 24th.

It order to cut down on the number of useless and abusive posts observed in a number of forums after rewards system introduction, a new restriction has been suggested by a moderator group that will require users to have a minimum number of Kudos in order to progress through the levels in the GMAT Club Rewards and continue earning points. What this means is that members will not be able to reach a particular level, for example, Gold level without having at least 50 Kudos. If you are in this situation, your point earning will suspend until you are able to earn the sufficient number of kudos. If you are wondering how to improve your Kudos situation, consider posting helpful posts that go beyond chit-chat or simple question replies. Think about what you would give Kudos for and it won't take long until your efforts are rewarded.


The following Kudos requirements have been set in place:

1 Bronze 0 kudos
2 Silver 25 kudos
3 Gold 50 kudos
4 Platinum 100 kudos
5 Diamond 200 kudos


Hi bb,

Good amendment !!
But, I have one small question - is the above kudos include already redeemed ones.

For instance, I redeemed my initial 25 kudos for GMATCLUB test and now left with only 18 kudos. So, the counting is 18 or 43 ?


Redeeming kudos does not have an impact/not included. Only the earned Kudos matter. In your above example, it would be considered 43.
However, keep in mind that the same rule applies to the Rewards - if you have earned 199 points and lack kudos to move to Gold with 200, your point earning will be suspended, even if you redeem points.
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Please note that today we introduced another update to the Rewards System.
Previously rewards points were only added and never subtracted. For example, if you started a topic that was already discussed and it was merged or deleted by moderators, one got the credit and points for that activity, even though, they should not have.

Starting today, we are able to track (retroactively as well) when activities that have earned points are reversed and in those cases, points will be deducted.

Trying to keep it fair for those who are doing the right thing.
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Hi Bunnel,

Thanks for this tempting reward point system.
Please clarify whether benefits would be same whether I purchase premium membership in $49 or 100 points?

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Thanks for this tempting reward point system.
Please clarify whether benefits would be same whether I purchase premium membership in $49 or 100 points?

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Yes, they would be the same :-)
Please note though, you do not get reward points for redeeming reward points, so you don't get the bonus of 10 or 20 points when you redeem points.
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Hi Bunnel,

Thanks for this tempting reward point system.
Please clarify whether benefits would be same whether I purchase premium membership in $49 or 100 points?

Thanks
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Yes, they would be the same :-)
Please note though, you do not get reward points for redeeming reward points, so you don't get the bonus of 10 or 20 points when you redeem points.



Thanks bunnel for the clarification...
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mbaaspirant80 wrote:
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Hi Bunnel,

Thanks for this tempting reward point system.
Please clarify whether benefits would be same whether I purchase premium membership in $49 or 100 points?

Thanks
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Yes, they would be the same :-)
Please note though, you do not get reward points for redeeming reward points, so you don't get the bonus of 10 or 20 points when you redeem points.



Thanks bunnel for the clarification...


In fact, his name isn't bunnel :lol: his name is bb, and quant expert's name is bunuel :lol:
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Yes, they would be the same :-)
Please note though, you do not get reward points for redeeming reward points, so you don't get the bonus of 10 or 20 points when you redeem points.



Thanks bunnel for the clarification...


In fact, his name isn't bunnel :lol: his name is bb, and quant expert's name is brunuel :lol:


Even this is not correct: my name is Bunuel. ;)
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Thanks bunnel for the clarification...


In fact, his name isn't bunnel :lol: his name is bb, and quant expert's name is brunuel :lol:


Even this is not correct: my name is Bunuel. ;)


OMG :lol: I've corrected it :lol:
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