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Windows 7: Reputation and Badges

27 Nov 2009   #911
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Congrats on your badge Zidane, I understood your problem. I dont think its really the badges, though. I think it is the lack of gratidtude. Some argue, with not even a thanks. Most just hit and run, don't even tell you if your advice worked. But, in any event congrats on your new badge, it feels good when you are rewarded for work well done.
What the....?? You didn't mean Zidane did you?
Hey what do your expect, I already called Kari a she, do you really think that I would get a name right?
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27 Nov 2009   #912
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Congrats on your badge Zidane, I understood your problem. I dont think its really the badges, though. I think it is the lack of gratidtude. Some argue, with not even a thanks. Most just hit and run, don't even tell you if your advice worked. But, in any event congrats on your new badge, it feels good when you are rewarded for work well done.
I would disagree; I encounter plenty of grateful users, but they are here only for answers, not social stuff. They get their answer, thank you, and beat it. At that point, they don't even know about the rep system.
Fortunately for us, our reward is not in rep points. The knowledge that tens of thousands of users around the world are enjoying Windows thanks to our help is enough for me.
That having been said, logging in and noticing a new badge is also pretty satisfying.
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27 Nov 2009   #913
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote:
from Johnatan: I would disagree; I encounter plenty of grateful users, but they are here only for answers, not social stuff. They get their answer, thank you, and beat it. At that point, they don't even know about the rep system.
Fortunately for us, our reward is not in rep points. The knowledge that tens of thousands of users around the world are enjoying Windows thanks to our help is enough for me.
That having been said, logging in and noticing a new badge is also pretty satisfying.

Allow me to tell you why I am doing this. I agree with Johnathan, in that it is much more than the rep points. In my particular situation, beginning in July of this year, with the preorder for Window 7, I decided to upgrade. I bought the OS, waited for it to arrive, but when it did, I had second thoughts about installing. What if I have a problem? Do I really want to fix something that is not broken? Well, I almost decided not to install. But, I was already a member of Vista Forum, so I decided to come here and ask. Everyone, was very helpful, they answered all my questions; but two individuals in particular, Zigag and Zrtom, were extremely helpful; answering my many questions. In fact I thought that Zrtom was actually with me while I was installing.

I felt so proud and satisfied after that installation, that I wanted to give others the same feeling and that is why I am here.

But, that being said, at least 50% of the posters are hit and run, but at least 20% do come back and give a thankyou and that makes me feel great.

Another benefit is that the best way to learn is to teach.
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27 Nov 2009   #914
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I help out because I have received a lot of help and info, not just here but in many places on the net and I want to contribute where I can and give something back. Of course, it's a nice feeling to help people, but I also learn a lot in the process from reading many of the posts here and that ongoing process of learning and the increase in my knowledge is a real benefit to me as well.
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28 Nov 2009   #915
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Congrats on the new badge ZeshanA,

Sometimes it takes a while, but it does happen
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28 Nov 2009   #916
sergiogarcia9

 

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LOL I dont even watch English Football
And there goes anything you had left


Nice to have known you Serg.
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28 Nov 2009   #917
ZeshanA

 

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Think he's gone to the Boozer.
Boozer? I went to bed. I have a bedtime . LOL, thanks for everyone that helped me get the Power User badge. Appreciate it.

ZeshanA
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28 Nov 2009   #918
ZeshanA

 

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Congrats on the new badge ZeshanA,

Sometimes it takes a while, but it does happen
Thanks Dave! It feels nice being rewarded for my efforts.

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from Johnatan: I would disagree; I encounter plenty of grateful users, but they are here only for answers, not social stuff. They get their answer, thank you, and beat it. At that point, they don't even know about the rep system.
Fortunately for us, our reward is not in rep points. The knowledge that tens of thousands of users around the world are enjoying Windows thanks to our help is enough for me.
That having been said, logging in and noticing a new badge is also pretty satisfying.
I agree. I don't have any problem with helping hit and runners. It's helping all the same.

Allow me to tell you why I am doing this. I agree with Johnathan, in that it is much more than the rep points. In my particular situation, beginning in July of this year, with the preorder for Window 7, I decided to upgrade. I bought the OS, waited for it to arrive, but when it did, I had second thoughts about installing. What if I have a problem? Do I really want to fix something that is not broken? Well, I almost decided not to install. But, I was already a member of Vista Forum, so I decided to come here and ask. Everyone, was very helpful, they answered all my questions; but two individuals in particular, Zigag and Zrtom, were extremely helpful; answering my many questions. In fact I thought that Zrtom was actually with me while I was installing.

I felt so proud and satisfied after that installation, that I wanted to give others the same feeling and that is why I am here.

But, that being said, at least 50% of the posters are hit and run, but at least 20% do come back and give a thankyou and that makes me feel great.

Another benefit is that the best way to learn is to teach.
Agree with EVERYTHING you said in that post. Got like 12 replies to my first thread in about 3 hours. From that moment on, I knew I was gonna stay.

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Congrats on your badge Zidane, I understood your problem. I dont think its really the badges, though. I think it is the lack of gratidtude. Some argue, with not even a thanks. Most just hit and run, don't even tell you if your advice worked. But, in any event congrats on your new badge, it feels good when you are rewarded for work well done.
I would disagree; I encounter plenty of grateful users, but they are here only for answers, not social stuff. They get their answer, thank you, and beat it. At that point, they don't even know about the rep system.
Fortunately for us, our reward is not in rep points. The knowledge that tens of thousands of users around the world are enjoying Windows thanks to our help is enough for me.
That having been said, logging in and noticing a new badge is also pretty satisfying.
Yeah, it is. Almost had a heart-attack when I saw mine. Screamed so loud, my mom got worried.

Thanks to everyone,
ZeshanA
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28 Nov 2009   #919
ZeshanA

 

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Guess that means I have to wait a LONG time to get my Power User badge, as most of the people I've got Reputation off are one/two thread wonders and are probably not gonna get rep for a thread where they're asking for assistance. That rule is a bit..... tight........ Totally get what it's for, but it's tight on us genuine users.

ZeshanA
Well I think you have one good thing going for you, John is a ManU fan also.
Yeah he already gave me rep for that. We're winning Portsmouth 1-0 btw, Rooney penalty.

ZeshanA
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28 Nov 2009   #920
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Congrates on the new badge ZeshanA
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