April 18, 2016 at 7:10PM

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What's up with the NFS scoring system?

I seem to be getting docked points for no reason. I've read the guide on the ways to gain and lose points but the amount of points I've been losing don't add up to the reasons.

I'm not trying to be a points whore but if there is going to be a point system I'd like to keep the ones I've earned.

I'll admit I've been somewhat harsh on some of my comments but I like to weed through all the BS people say and some of the BS articles NFS puts out. I hope none of the members or NFS Staff are getting butt hurt.

Can someone offer a coherent explanation?

Thanks!

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I do not understand your concern about points? I have bunch of them, but would be just as happy with none.

April 19, 2016 at 10:18PM

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I understand where you're coming from, Nick. The point system is a bit arbitrary and I'm not at all sure how it is calculated. I assumed it was based on your activity level at NFS, but I've been fairly active recently. I JUST posted a comment about an NAB product and I was just docked about 80 points. WTF!

I also understand where Lofar is coming from - it shouldn't really matter because we all have varied levels of experience here and how often we interact with NFS isn't a measure of our ability - but on the flip side, I feel if you're going to have a point system don't just have the algorithm randomly add or subtract points from people. They instilled this points system as a way to encourage users to stay on the site and interact with it as much as possible. I feel like this can backfire on them as well by this arbitrary way of promotion and demotion.

April 22, 2016 at 1:14PM

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Bryan Tosh
Director of Photography
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At the end of the day the points don't matter to me at all. The fact that there is a point system that has no clear intent whatsoever really bugs my competitive side. And that there are no clear reasons for gaining and losing them bugs me too. They should have a profile option to turn points off or something. Or just get rid of them all together.

Nick Rowland

April 22, 2016 at 4:21PM

Honestly, it's like they made this forum feature, developed the new site, unleashed it, and then ceased doing anything with it. The site is buggier than ever for me. Very disappointed in how little NFS has done with the forums, including the pointless point system mentioned here.

Maybe they're busy putting out back-end fires that none of us see, but it sure seems like dev has been put on hold for a very long time.

April 23, 2016 at 6:28PM

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David S.
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And there can be no "up" or "down" votes to "replies" in the question forum.
Why? Is only the value of posts by participants in a discussion worthy of weighing?

Ultimately people will judge the value of a helpful or insightful post based on their
own criteria and needs.

April 25, 2016 at 4:44PM, Edited April 25, 4:44PM

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Sean Bokenkamp
Animator
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You can also be denied from posting a comment, if you say something the author doesn't like. Even if it was stating an opinion appropriately. Nofilmschool is getting more fanboyish and poorly managed by the year.

April 25, 2016 at 6:18PM

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Points are broken. We are well aware... They were developed with the best of intentions but currently they are not particularly useful.

They need dev work, or they need to go. We don't have developers on staff and yes, we've been putting out fires (and when I say "we" I mean our product guy... Which is me). But we have a laundry list of features to improve the boards and community features and hopefully they'll be live soon. Hang in there and thanks for asking!

April 26, 2016 at 9:03AM, Edited April 26, 9:03AM

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Ryan Koo
Founder
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Hey Ryan thanks for responding!

I'm sure I'm saying things that you've heard a million times but without any real motive for points I say get rid of them all together. I feel like they give some members a false sense of authority by having a large number of points. I've seen "Senior" members and above spout off complete nonsense while some of the brand new members offer insightful and helpful comments.

This obviously doesn't apply to everyone but I feel like a point system gives certain people another reason to believe their own BS. I think a system based on likes, the most rising to the top of the comments, would make more sense. That's me though - you do you! Big fan of the site either way.

Nick Rowland

April 26, 2016 at 5:04PM

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