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# Kudos Points on GMATClub Forum

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26 Apr 2010, 16:01
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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
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26 Apr 2010, 16:03
gurpreetsingh wrote:
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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26 Apr 2010, 16:59
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bb, overhaul in what way? Much along the lines of your questioning why you should fix something that isn't broken... why overhaul something that isnt utilized? Is the goal to get people to give more kudos? Is it to create a more accurate picture of which users are adding value to the forum, perhaps by scrapping the +1 system altogether? Some measure of search engine click-thrus (I think a good number of us found this site through a tangentially-related Google search) plus something else (admittedly probably not implementable)? Some sort of mod-superior or mod-exclusive kudos system (has its own issues)?

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26 Apr 2010, 17:08
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KUDOS
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coakleym wrote:
bb, overhaul in what way? Much along the lines of your questioning why you should fix something that isn't broken... why overhaul something that isnt utilized? Is the goal to get people to give more kudos? Is it to create a more accurate picture of which users are adding value to the forum, perhaps by scrapping the +1 system altogether? Some measure of search engine click-thrus (I think a good number of us found this site through a tangentially-related Google search) plus something else (admittedly probably not implementable)? Some sort of mod-superior or mod-exclusive kudos system (has its own issues)?

Posted from my mobile device

Thank you for raising the questions.
I think the Kudos system has a lot of potential but has been on a back burner for a long time. We are not having too many issues with junk posts for the sake of tests access (that does not need fixing) but at the same time, we are not using it as a driver of this community - i have seen others that have much more centered their forums around Kudos/points/etc.

Main reasons to tinker:
1. I think it can be more than it is today :0
2. I'd like an easy project to complete in a few weeks in contrast to my day job where it takes months and years to get through things
3. We do need to reward/punish people better
4. Give control to people to identify good content

A lot of it is speculation but we won't know until we try.
This is not highest on my priority list but up there. If you think there is a better use of my/admins time, feel free to PM me. I will be more than happy to put your idea into fruition or even better, put you at the help of its design (if you want to of course).
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26 Apr 2010, 17:10
bb wrote:
strikethree wrote:
Why just 90 days after membership?

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

Just like the GMAT...

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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26 Apr 2010, 17:14
strikethree wrote:
bb wrote:
strikethree wrote:
Why just 90 days after membership?

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

Just like the GMAT...

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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06 May 2010, 12:22
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.

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06 May 2010, 16:12
cityhunter wrote:
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.

There are plenty of people with a higher score

Here is my suggestion and study plan:
gmat-study-plan-for-gmat-novices-start-your-gmat-journey-80727.html
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15 Jul 2010, 10:06
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KUDOS
Expert's post
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
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15 Jul 2010, 17:21
wow great feature....
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15 Jul 2010, 17:48
bb wrote:
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

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

Nice job, though, guys.

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02 Aug 2010, 14:46
Yea I had a similar question on whether I could undo a Kudos. Guess not.
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02 Aug 2010, 21:28
deeptikachalia wrote:
Yea I had a similar question on whether I could undo a Kudos. Guess not.

Sorry, no
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20 Aug 2010, 04:27
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KUDOS
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.

Cheers!

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Kudos me if you like this post

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20 Aug 2010, 04:31
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.

Cheers!

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Kudos me if you like this post

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31 Aug 2010, 14:26
hi,
is this a thing that you've developed yourself or it is available as a phpbb mod ?

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31 Aug 2010, 14:32
That is our own development.
lordspace wrote:
hi,
is this a thing that you've developed yourself or it is available as a phpbb mod ?

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06 Sep 2010, 18:50
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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06 Sep 2010, 19:11
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 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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07 Sep 2010, 18:09
bb wrote:
Sure - that's exactly why you clicked it Just teasing.

LOL.

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