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# Kudos - what are they and why we have them

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02 Jun 2010, 11:44
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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12 Aug 2011, 19:52
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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06 Sep 2011, 23:24

Here is the list of Top 20 Members for August 2011!

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

http://gmatclub.com/static/top-posts/30

 Kudos for August 2011 Username Kudos Received 1 bb 71 2 whiplash2411 58 3 fluke 56 4 VeritasPrepKarishma 33 5 nammers 31 6 daagh 26 7 GyanOne 24 8 nphelan 23 9 dimri10 22 10 rphardu 21 11 bmillan01 20 12 Silver89 19 13 walker 18 14 bschool83 18 15 mayansd 16 16 Spidy001 16 17 krishp84 15 18 MDF 13 19 rasta 13 20 akhileshgupta05 13

Here is a VERY Interesting table!
These are the most generous GMAT Club Members or the ones that cause inflation!

 Most Generous Kudos Givers in August 2011 1 bb 128 2 fluke 32 3 slorhan 29 4 Silver89 23 5 krishp84 22 6 manishgeorge 21 7 rphardu 18 8 feruz77 17 9 Pkit 16 10 mayansd 15 11 Etreus 14 12 restore 14 13 daagh 13 14 alicegmat 11 15 VIKASMM 11 16 rohansharma 10 17 viks4gmat 9 18 Aximili85 9 19 Asher 9 20 bmillan01 9

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Kudos [?]: 28513 [0], given: 5114

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07 Sep 2011, 13:01
You give Kudos by Pressing the Kudos +1 button.
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18 Apr 2012, 12:50
Lol i give lots of kudos but receive none I'm a deflation user

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28 May 2015, 16:31
Thank you for your kind words. Good luck on the GMAT and with applications!
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