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 Post subject: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:28 pm  (#1) 
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I just added the Ultimate Points extension on my forum.
And I love the extension so much I donated $5 EUR to the guy(s) that wrote it.

I set it so that new registered members automatically get 50 points so they can spend on download scripts/resource files(that isn't an image) (10 points per download).
At first, the extension just take away your 10 points when you download a file.
I thought it would be more fun to make it so that the poster of the attachment gets those 10 points.
So after some digging around, i was able to add this functionality with 2 lines of code (mostly cut and paste).

So now, if you share .zip files like of scripts/or like a resource like a custom font file, you can get (virtually) rich over time as members spend points to download those resources...

I think it's a freakn great extension and I am in love with it right now.
Of course you can earn points by simply doing your normal forum activities like posting.

There are other things too like opening bank account and depositing money into it to earn savings interest, and buy lottery tickets to win the jackpot.

I know it isn't GIMP related, but i think it's a great addition to indicate member's participation over time based on how much virtual dollars/points you have.

Also it's good too I was thinking like if you ask questions and get the help you wanted, you can always donate some virtual points to the answerer to show some virtual appreciation.

I wish i knew about this extension earlier.

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:30 pm  (#2) 
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Think of all the custom-fonts that have been created.
The creator(s) could be virtually super wealthy. hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:40 pm  (#3) 
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Wallace,
you have 70 points/virtual dollars because I was testing the rewarding the poster's per download and i tested it twice on your post for Pat625 (so you gained 20 points 10/per download).
hehehe you're becoming more wealthy Wallace.

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:44 pm  (#4) 
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So, now on gimplearn, you must be registered, logged in and have points to download.
If you are not logged in, or don't have points, you can not download.
Correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:46 pm  (#5) 
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trandoductin wrote:
Wallace,
you have 70 points/virtual dollars because I was testing the rewarding the poster's per download and i tested it twice on your post for Pat625 (so you gained 20 points 10/per download).
hehehe you're becoming more wealthy Wallace.

That's an interesting idea.
However,
does this mean that people would need to have points available,
in order to download something?

In other words,
if you have no points, no downloading files for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:53 pm  (#6) 
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yeah but it's easy to get points
50 points given on new registrations
and when you post you get 0.1 point per word, 0.01 per character..so if you're just doing normal activities you should earn points fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:56 pm  (#7) 
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animicule wrote:
So, now on gimplearn, you must be registered, logged in and have points to download.
If you are not logged in, or don't have points, you can not download.
Correct?

That is correct.
You can view images, images are not considered downloads.
I think it's a fun way to virtually credit the contributors of uploaded files/content.

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:59 pm  (#8) 
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Thank you,
I will consider if I wish to keep any meager contributions that I made for the public on gimplearn or not.
I'm not much of one for restrictions.


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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:05 pm  (#9) 
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It's only for fun after all everything is free.
Nothing says you can't download one of the content on there and share it elsewhere without restriction...hehehe but while you're there in GIMP learn downloads give the contributors some virtual wealth.

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 Post subject: Re: Virtual Point/Cash System on my forum.
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:19 pm  (#10) 
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That may be how you see it.
I do not see it that way.
You are restricting download to registered user who is logged in and has points.
That is how I see it.
It is a restriction.


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