Off topic: 4311 + 32 = 4331(?) A mean-spirited question concerning that funny KudoZ ask & answer game
Thread poster: Ol_Besh

Ol_Besh  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:56
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Jun 24, 2005

Hi, all!

Having 4311 KudoZ on the credit side, yesterday I got 8 messages in my mailbox, stating that there are 8 x 4 = 32 KudoZ earned in the course of the day.

From previous forum postings I know that the newly earned KudoZ points are entered in the account as early as on the next day.
But today there were only 4331 points found - instead of 4343.

And it is not for the first time, as I've already noticed previously.

Is it an ordinary program bug - or something else? And gui bono?

Of course, it is not a matter of life and death, I only want to clear up the mess.


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 06:56
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Points are brought up to date once daily. Point totals can drop. Jun 24, 2005

I have not checked the specifics of your case, but the way the system works is this: points are brought up to date once daily, through a process of counting all previously earned points. Counting all points once daily prevents cumulative errors from building up, so even if there were a mistake one day, it would be corrected the next.

It is possible for select point totals (overall, PRO, by field or by period) to go down. Factors that could cause this:

- A question for which you earned points was squashed or ungraded
- A PRO question for which you earned points was reclassified as non-PRO (thereby decreasing your PRO total and increasing your non-PRO total)
- A question for which you have earned points is reclassified in another field of expertise (raising your total in one field and decreasing it in another)
- Time passes (potentially causing your point total over the last three months to drop)

If you are wondering specifically about the 8 answers for which you earned points yesterday, you can check your profile answering history. Each should be shown with the points you have earned.


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Have you tried "Update points totals now"? Jun 24, 2005

HI!

As a Platinum member, you should be able to goto your Kudoz points summary page, and click on "Update points totals now". Have you tried that?

Nesrin


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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
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Local time: 12:56
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Could it be you didn't get 4 points on all the questions? Jun 24, 2005

just wondering

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Ol_Besh  Identity Verified
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I got it: PRO & non-PRO! Jun 24, 2005

Henry wrote:

It is possible for select point totals (overall, PRO, by field or by period) to go down.



Now I got it: PRO & non-PRO!

Thanks a lot, Henry, for your clarification.
And also for the possibility to take part in such a splendid play!


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Ol_Besh  Identity Verified
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A great feature, too! Jun 24, 2005

Nesrin wrote:

HI!

As a Platinum member, you should be able to goto your Kudoz points summary page, and click on "Update points totals now". Have you tried that?

Nesrin



Hi, Nesrin!

I dodn't catch sight of this feature before.
It works very good!

Thanks!


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