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# Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta)

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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
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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mvictor wrote:
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
anyways thanks :D
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Hatakekakashi wrote:
mvictor wrote:
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
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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
Hatakekakashi wrote:
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
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
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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
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.

Originally posted by Hatakekakashi on 26 Apr 2017, 02:15.
Last edited by stonecold on 26 Apr 2017, 14:16, edited 3 times in total.
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stonecold wrote:

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

Regards
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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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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bb wrote:
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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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godot53 wrote:
bb wrote:
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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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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.
Thank you.
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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
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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mbaaspirant80 wrote:
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
Sandeep

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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
bb wrote:
mbaaspirant80 wrote:
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
Sandeep

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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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
mbaaspirant80 wrote:
bb wrote:
mbaaspirant80 wrote:
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
Sandeep

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 his name is bb, and quant expert's name is bunuel

Originally posted by broall on 04 May 2017, 01:23.
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Re: Introducing GMAT Club Rewards (beta) [#permalink]
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
mbaaspirant80 wrote:
bb wrote:

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 his name is bb, and quant expert's name is brunuel

Even this is not correct: my name is Bunuel.
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Bunuel wrote:
nguyendinhtuong wrote:
mbaaspirant80 wrote:

Thanks bunnel for the clarification...

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

Even this is not correct: my name is Bunuel.

OMG I've corrected it
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