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View Poll Results: What do you think of the icon shop?
I MUST have it! No exceptions! 0 0%
I'll miss it, but you can remove it for those reasons. 8 47.06%
I won't miss it. 8 47.06%
Yes, PLEASE take it away! 1 5.88%
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:13 AM View Post #1 (Link) What do you think of the Icon Store?
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Most of you are familiar with the Icon Store, where you can buy icons for your profile with the points earned from critiquing. I want to know what you all think of it. There's a possibility that we may get rid of it for several reasons:

1. site security (prevent hacking)
2. the shop is not compatible with the most recent version of this forum
3. ^ that most recent version has some good anti-spam features
4. to use the critique points for a different purpose: prevent members from posting more literature than they're critiquing.

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Old 05-27-2008, 01:41 AM View Post #2 (Link)
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Well, I love it and all, but if that's what it'll take to get rid of those spamming &%)!'s, then I'm all up for it. Sacrifices must be made. *sniffles*

By the way, who voted YES! GET RID OF IT!!! That's just harsh

Edit: do we get our points back?
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In theory the points wouldn't be given back, but we'd change the system into a critique point system and maybe we'd have to devise other ways to reward folks...
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Originally Posted by Rafael Domination View Post
Edit: do we get our points back?
We could do that. I can change the shop so everyone can sell their items back and get some good % of points in return.

I was thinking about some sort of reward/award system to replace this one. But we'll see what's available.
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Originally Posted by Rafael Domination View Post

By the way, who voted YES! GET RID OF IT!!! That's just harsh


what? I'm just practicing my whistling.

but really, I just like the idea of the points system to post.
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I don't think you should use the critique points to prevent members from posting more literature than they're critiquing. Because if you did that, I know that you would probably lose one member that's sitting right in this chair ...

On the other hand, perhaps I post less literature than I critique, if anything can be less than zero, so maybe it's okay.

Anyway, yeah. I won't miss the Icon Store. It doesn't do anything.
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While I agree on principle, Carr, it's just getting out of hand and a lot of people are just taking advantage. Some members will leave if we don't do anything about it. We don't want to have a disproportionate critique system, but one that at least works on an 1 to 1 ratio. You give one good critique, you get a point and you can go off and post. In reality, this wouldn't even affect you, Carr, unless you disappeared for months and then came back and didn't critique. We're just getting a lot of material being posted by members who haven't critiqued, and we've seen a lot of new members show up, post a crapload of work, and then leave. We want to prevent that because the idea behind this site is give and receive, not take and leave.

Edit: There's no guarantee we're doing a point system. We are going to have a new mod though who will be focusing on the lit area.
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New Mod? Will it be Imelda by any chance? I mean, she's got the experience!

*Plus you can rightfully crown her as queen. But yeah, just a suggestion...to make things easier for you*
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She has a site to run on her own. I didn't ask her about it, but I made the assumption that she wouldn't like to be a mod here as well as on TW.
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Well then, I guess it's vote my nominations then!
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