Activity Number

@sishy7 (27647)
Australia
October 8, 2015 4:01am CST
I understand if you find this discussion is boring since it's about number. I'm just obsessed with number - sometimes I can't help but talking about it, even if it interests no one but myself. With this post, my Activity Number or the number inside the () next to my username will hit 6000! I had actually targeted to hit that by end of September; but yeah, I missed it by one whole week. It's easy to say that I should've been more active - but no, I'm just going to blame it on being away for a pleasure plus business trip during the last week of September. Are you happy with how your Activity Number is progressing? Or you don't even bother with that figure at all - which I'll understand too...
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@PhredWreck (6051)
8 Oct 15
I can't decide if I like how the user activity rating works now or not. In the old version, you received one 'point' for each started discussion, the first comment you made in any discussion, and the first response you made in a discussion started by someone else, so for any discussion, the most you could earn was two points. Now, it's one point for every post. So those older members actually have thousands more posts than are indicated by their activity rating.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
Exactly! I know what you mean - I see new members who've been here barely 3 months surpassed my number already...
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8 Oct 15
@sishy7 I still use the number as a gauge to determine whether to add someone to follow, but even that doesn't help since sometimes they may have posted several small responses/comments that don't really let me know much about them.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
@PhredWreck Yeah, I just concentrate on my own number and use it to track my own activities... I have a target date for it to turn 10000 (aren't I just too much???)
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• Preston, England
8 Oct 15
mine are going up and that's a good thing
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 15
It certainly does help to be active, but how relevant the numerical value of the activity is remains to be seen.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
@Asylum and @arthurchappell (Oh, you two are practically neighbors ) Yes, I also cannot see any particular relevance of the number - other than it amuses me to use mine as a way to track my own activities...
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 15
@sishy7 Yes, Arthur lives in the same city as I do, but he is wise enough to avoid the city centre when I go there in order to ensure that he does not bump into me.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
8 Oct 15
I can't be bothered about the activity number.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
I can certainly understand that... If it interests you at all, you're about twice as active as me in posting for reaching 2200+ within a month...
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 15
How boring! Seriously though, it does not interest me to any great extent. My own figure is not much greater than yours, despite the fact that I have been a member for 9 years. You have now got me wondering just how relevant this would be to the remuneration here. I know that in previous times the actual volume of content was the critical factor, but there is no way of knowing whether that is still relevant. I may create a spreadsheet to monitor my daily activity and daily earnings in order to establish if there is a major relation between them.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
Me and my number is about as boring as you and your spreadsheet! No really, I can reason to why your number is such... It's because most of that was accumulated in the old version when we could only get 2 points max on any discussion. About half of mine was added since I came back on this new layout when we get one point for each post (discussion/response/comment). As for earning, I settle to the idea that it's no longer as straight forward as 'I type I earn; you type you earn' as in the old version. Now it's more 'I type I may earn' depending on how much interaction I get from my post (discussion/response/comment).
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 15
@sishy7 How dare you call my lovely spreadsheet boring? There is no such thing as a boring spreadsheet. I do have a passion for Microsoft Excel and tend to use any excuse to use it. It is without doubt the program that I would miss most if I did not have a computer.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
@Asylum Do you use it to edit pictures? I just found out the other day from another online friend that she's been using Excel to edit her photos (add background colors, frames, etc.) I was like, whaaat...? I've been using Excel for ages and never knew its photo-editing features - I've used it solely for spreadsheets.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Oct 15
that's neat that you got that screenshotted, I meant to capture 1000 but I missed it.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
9 Oct 15
He he... yeah, I'm a bit strange when it comes to number milestones. On the other site, I spotted the exact bubble #10 million first even before admin there announced it in a post. Pretty sure I was the only bubbler who's weird enough to bother keeping an eye on things like that...
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Oct 15
@sishy7 lol, maybe so, I know I certainly wasnt paying attention.
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@rebelann (41254)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct 15
well, you peaked my curiosity, where is this number you speak of? I'm still not completely familiar with all the goodies lotties get. Pleeze splain thank you in advance
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
8 Oct 15
It's the number inside the () next to your username. As of now yours say (1243). But it will change each time you post a discussion/response/comment.
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@rebelann (41254)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct 15
So that's what that is @sishy7 boy am I glad you wrote this, I've been ignoring it cuz no one else ever mentioned it, thanks
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@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Oct 15
That's not one I've looked at that much. But I did notice when it passed 1000.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
19 Oct 15
You average 100 postings a day so far, that's awesome! I aim for half of that but couldn't even do it. 10 days have passed since this discussion, and my number has only increased by almost 200 - an average of only 20 postings a day...
@xstitcher (11524)
• Petaluma, California
18 Oct 15
Nice3 ! :) I see that you're over 6,000 now ! :)
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
19 Oct 15
Only by barely 200 postings in 10 days... not fast enough considering others are able to average even 100 postings a day!
@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Hah! I should have done a screen shot too when I reached 3000!!! I am happy with how my post number is growing. Doesn't really motivate me but I like how it's getting higher and higher.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
13 Oct 15
Yeah, I knew it's not going to stay on an even round number for long so I shot it straight away... Now I can use it as a mark of when I hit it in relation to my future milestones - will I hit 7000 in a month time, 2 months, 3 months...?
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@jstory07 (67059)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Oct 15
My activity number seems to be going up really fast. I just love this site.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
9 Oct 15
Yes, it is - it's a lot faster than your former account on the old version.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 15
It's going up, not sure if it's going up at the rate it should but I never really pay attention to the number, honestly.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
9 Oct 15
I'd say for it nearing 2k in just a month is a very good rate...
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