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what do the different icons mean?
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:19:10 AM »
like the karma score?  and how do you earn karma?
and the newbie, jr. member, etc...what are the guidelines?
i couldn't find a legend for the above...thanks!

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 06:13:17 PM »
Hi Joi!

I'm glad you asked!

The karma button is like a "like" button except it is for when people want to thank a member for their contribution to the forum, answering a question, sharing their knowledge, etc.

The membergroup is based on post counts. So everyone starts as a newbie. They go up automatically with their post count:

0-50 posts = Newbie
50 posts = Junior Member
100 posts = Full Member
250 posts = Senior Member
500 posts = Hero Member

I am looking into adding a "like" button type function because it would be a nice way to let members know we like what they are saying without repeating ourselves or each other. But I haven't  had time to look at the mods or programming yet. And I recently had a security company add a backup feature so I want to make sure that works well before making any changes.
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 06:35:10 PM »
thanks!
kudos to you...maintaining this forum sounds like a full time job to me!

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 09:15:52 PM »
Thank you Joi! It is but I love every minute of it!  :D
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 03:55:42 AM »
 :)

I've kind of been using the "applaud" button under people's avatars as a "like" button, here and there. 

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 07:52:13 PM »
I am very free with applause and love to share karma whenever I can, especially to newbie members who may not have any because then they're like, hey, I'm wanted and appreciated here! and then they feel like a valuable part of the forum, which they truly are!!!

And I can't applaud Erica enough, which I try to do nearly every time I come to the forum because of her goodness in providing this amazing service!!!!! click [applause].  It's almost like having a one person standing ovation. It feels gooooood! 

So....if you see your good karma rising, know you're loved and appreciated BY ME.

Spread the love and SHARE THE KARMA, everyone!!! :) (how fast can we get Erica's up to 100???? GAME ON!)
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 11:41:54 PM »
Thank you, Sarah! {Good} karma back at 'ya! :)

Thank you, Joi. I was trying to find the legend, too, and glad I explored around and found this thread!
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 11:48:02 PM »
Hi Joi!

I'm glad you asked!

The karma button is like a "like" button except it is for when people want to thank a member for their contribution to the forum, answering a question, sharing their knowledge, etc.

The membergroup is based on post counts. So everyone starts as a newbie. They go up automatically with their post count:

0-50 posts = Newbie
50 posts = Junior Member
100 posts = Full Member
250 posts = Senior Member
500 posts = Hero Member

I am looking into adding a "like" button type function because it would be a nice way to let members know we like what they are saying without repeating ourselves or each other. But I haven't  had time to look at the mods or programming yet. And I recently had a security company add a backup feature so I want to make sure that works well before making any changes.

So if someone hits your "like button" you get a karma? And what would the new like button differ from the existing-sorry I do not understand. And please don't add a dislike button for my question!

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 12:33:06 AM »
Aw - thank you Sarah!  ;D I really appreciate your bright, happy presence here at Flourish!

Brad, I'm glad you asked, too, as the forum has changed a bit since this was posted.

The karma button (under your name) goes up when someone clicks your "applause" button. The "like" button simply shows who likes the post at the bottom left of your square where you made the post.

The member groups have changed as follows:

0-2 posts = Newbie
2-49 posts = Freshman Member
50 - 99 posts = Junior Member
100-249 = Full Member
250 - 499 = Senior Member
500 - 999 = Hero Member
1000+ = Super Hero Member
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 12:44:24 AM »
ah thank you . I have never even noticed the "applause" was a push-able button. So I am ashamed I have never pushed it. But sure will now!

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 03:35:16 AM »
Aw - thank you Sarah!  ;D I really appreciate your bright, happy presence here at Flourish!
Totally!
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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 05:36:10 AM »

The karma button (under your name) goes up when someone clicks your "applause" button. The "like" button simply shows who likes the post at the bottom left of your square where you made the post.


This makes sense now.  Thanks Erica.  I always thought karma was a magical number that was gifted to one by the Administrator  :)

And just realised that one can't applaud oneself  ;)
Need to hit that applaud a LOT now.  Many many members on here deserve lots of good karma.

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2015, 05:56:48 AM »
Thanks for the explaination Erica! Such a great job you are doing and I will hit the applause button from now on... had no idea what that was  :)

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2015, 12:14:30 PM »
Never knew about the applaud button before today. Going to use it more now. :)

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Re: what do the different icons mean?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2015, 12:15:24 PM »
I just noticed a super hero member. What's that?