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August 23rd, 2005


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03:45 pm - The Point System
As some of you are already aware, I have been keeping track of Points. Points are very simple things, but they can earn you rewards from me. Upon reaching ten points, I send or give something to the person. What this is is a really big secret (at least until fred_smith gets his in the mail), but more to the point: it changes from person to person, and is more based on proximity and what a proper reward would be than on any sort of standing tradition.

Some of you may have noticed me shouting "Point!" when you made a comment or a good post. Some of you may have been in an IM conversation with me and I've conceded "Good point." These things are the most common ways to win Points.

Other things may also win you Points, but in general it's the sudden reaction of "Oh, good point!" That always gets a Point. Points may be made by anyone, and given to anyone. Sometiems particularly good and rich images get Points. I suppose, also, that Points could be awarded for . . . other merits as well, but this has not happened yet.

Most people on the list have one or two, though fred_smith was the first to break 10 points, and he currently has 15. Due to a very long hiatus in which we didn't chat or talk or post much on each other's LJ's, I caught up and surpassed him. I'm currently 6 points ahead of him with 21 points.

singingwren is likely to reach 10 points next, as she is currently at nine.

shizukagozen is at eight points, and was only recently passed by singingwren, primarily because shizukagozen is working out walking a pilgrimage at the moment, and thus is not chatting or exchanging emails with me.

perlgirlju comes in tied with ceolnamara at fifth with two points. Everyone else on the board has one point. The only exception to this is Erien, who was grandfathered in with a system of "gold stars". These are just like points, but have a slightly different set of rules. She currently has two gold stars.

Men and women alike can get points. I'm not really strict on how they are reported, but I hold the master list. That may seem unfair, and one might note that I am the furthest ahead *and* hold the list, but I should also mention that I don't gain anything from getting points, as I'm the one distributing stuff for them.

I do not keep track of what gets a person a particular Point, as that's just too much paperwork for me.

What happens when someone reaches 100 points? Gee, I dunno. I have a while to think about it, though.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Death Valley Lives", -JB

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From:zalon_draconis
Date:August 23rd, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Interesting thing you have going, there.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 23rd, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
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It just developed one day in a conversation with fred_smith. I said, "Good point!" he shouted, "Yay!" and I said, "I should really keep track of those. So he got the first two points.
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From:fred_smith
Date:August 23rd, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
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I like winning, believe me, I shall reach one hundred points before you. I shall have the victory!

Also, looking forward to that parcel!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
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We shall see :)

I hope the parcel arrives soon. I'm expecting a few myself, and hope that they arrive before Summerland! It's coming down to the wire. . .

But you will have to take a picture/scan a picture of the award. I, of course, forgot to do such a thing.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Internal dialogue made silly

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Hehe. I don't worry too much about people trying too hard to make good points. A good point can only be made when it truly is a good point :)
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From:singingwren
Date:August 23rd, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
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I am mildly worried about this. Maybe I shall engage in nothing but stupid drivel with you for the entire rest of my life. Or better yet, when I get ten, I can flee the country and make up fantastic stories as to why. Anything to give me an excuse to get out of here and lie like it's my job, no? :D

From:ceolnamara
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
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I am mildly worried about this. Maybe I shall engage in nothing but stupid drivel with you for the entire rest of my life.

dear, dear darling. This is how I got my points.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Done. I've kinda gotten a bit picky about adding people who haven't commented (or who aren't hot young women), just because of the number of people on the f-list.
From:shizukagozen
Date:August 23rd, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
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I should get more points, if only because I'm super special for completing this pilgrimage and I made you an uncle!
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Point!

Yes, you did make me an uncle! I hadn't quite looked at it that way.
From:bloodlikerain
Date:August 23rd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
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you odd man you.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
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If I weren't this odd, would you still be hanging around?
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From:romandruid
Date:August 23rd, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)

Pointless & proud of it!!

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As I don't see much point in getting points from you, I shall endeavor to remain pointless for all eternity. Ah, what a lofty goal... *happy sigh*
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Pointless & proud of it!!

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Hehe. Given the number of people who have points who didn't even know about the point system until they got thier first point, that's unlikely to continue.
From:ceolnamara
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
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hot. two points, ahoy.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Hot hot. And now you have three, see above.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Who doesn't like pointy things?
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From:uberrod
Date:August 24th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
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Too true. Too true.
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From:uberrod
Date:August 24th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
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You know, you are one strange mother fucker.

But in a good way.

I think.
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From:rfunk
Date:August 24th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)

strange

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Or he's just really competitive.

Or both.
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From:mayden_dor
Date:August 24th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I have any points.

But thats okay.

Because you don't dance naked for money.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 24th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
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You don't have any *yet*. :)

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