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Please bear with us as we have launched in beta so you may notice a bug or two. The best thing you can do is let us know right here in the Site Feedback Forum. Have a question or comment regarding the new site? This is your place.
Things look pretty messed up. What's going on?
Yeah, I edited this.
I'm not back! P.S. Blade still sucks. Also, Gamefreaks cannot compete with my love for Zelda!
Kill'em with kindness, it's a slow painful death.
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I would normally make fun of you but I'm tired so I'll let it go.
Congrats! I don't think I'll be too far behind.
I am pretty close to silver, I am rank 9.
What happened? I went back to bronze. Why is Blade still Silver? I have higher stats.
You can't take back an achievement.
Silver is 3,000 points.
Blade has 1490, and he's silver. And I was silver this morning.
Heck, angelgamer is at level 9 and she's got 645 points. They be messing with us!
I'm confused by all of the rank-changing too. It seemed so clear when the site started, but now it's fluctuating randomly. What's the deal, guys?
Well, the point values to reach the upper ranks got changed a few days ago, I can't account for 45% of the points I have based on the point values of forum posts and blog comment posts, and now people have ranks that are higher than their current points level. I'm quite confused. I just asked about it in the Bug Thread in the Site Feedback group, so hopefully we'll get some answers before too long.
The short of it is, when we did an update early yesterday morning, there were some points that were accumulated that weren't earned and were even for things we weren't rewarding (like friends). We did not remove or change any ranks that may have gone up when we recalculated points, but once those were out of cache, the system adjusted ranks accordingly. I looked into Blade, and his is appropriately a level 8 user. As for angel, she may be higher because we had to give her moderator privileges and that may have affected her stats some.
It's all part of beta, we're trying to make this a fair, easy system that also encourages long-term commitment to our community (and justly rewards it).
Anything you have gained from this, we are not manually taking away. Some things may be taken away by the system, but that is unavoidable. If you benefited from this error, consider it a gift from us for being here during beta.
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I forgot to mention, there are also some hidden things to do around the site that will reward you with some points. They are hidden and secret for a reason, so I won't say any more, but that could also be contributing to your points being higher than you'd expect.
What? You didn't think we'd tell you EVERYTHING, did you?