Points on GPF are being thrown around like manhole covers


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I never had time to even look at pond sights on the internet .I had to many things going at the time .Moving here in 2004 and all the landscaping and buying furniture and building the front porch and decks and then mom and dad getting sick and both passing away was more than enough .I thought I had joined before that .Have you tried craft beers .They always have a thing at the Hillsville Flea market and give free samples out .They have so many flavors I was amazed everything from jalapeno to cherry .They have several winery's on the way up and I stop to get sparkling cherry wine ,yummy
 
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Hi Sissy, I have tried quite a few craft beers and that's pretty much all I will drink. There are a number of very good craft breweries in the Chicago area and of course they get shipped here from all over too. I probably spend way more on them than I should because some of them get expensive. I thought you were on GPF a lot longer but the date under your name says joined Jan 17, 2011. I'm so sorry about your parents. We have had a very rough year the last year too. Sometimes its nice to have a diversion and its always nice coming back to GPF to talk to friendly people about ponds and fish.
 

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lol ponding is quiet this time of year. My bee forum has 17 on right now other pond forum has 7 members xx number of guests on both. I never worry about it or think about it who is on or not on.
Didn't even know I had 260 points.
 

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I only tried them at the flea market when I was there with my sister .She bought some for her hubby .The place is in Roanoke VA .I do know Coors beer has a factory in Eden NC I go by it all the time going to the flea market there and they have a sign out front for free sample day .They have one once a week .I think it is funny since the speed limit on that road is only 35 mph and there are always cop cars around there .Plus guessing some of them live around there because i always see 3 houses that have police cars parked in there driveways .I guess they work nights .Never knew any state that allowed police to take there cars home like down here .There are 2 police that live on my road and they always go back and forth to there houses during the day when they are working .
 

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Wait I think I'm confused about what points are? I thought you guys were talking about those little doohickies under our avatar but I don't see anything that says actual points. Do I have to click on something?
 

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I thought so too JW so don't feel bad .I was confused by the whole points thing and really never pay attention to those things by my name .Never even noticed them until a couple of months ago .Shows you how observant i am :)
 
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Never mind I just clicked on my forum name and found the points deal.
I really been thinking
Since the women on the forum have all the points, they want

Why don't the men get double !
Like when I'm sick
 
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I didn't even know that there was something called media until I saw the tab for most media. What's the difference between that and pictures? Your just putting them in a different spot? I'm wondering if Ian or Becky have been following this discussion. Any thoughts about making it easier to win points? My thinking is it won't make much difference for the "regulars" but it might encourage some less active members to log on more frequently. Oh.... Sissy "Coors" is definitely NOT craft beer! It's the antithesis of craft beer! Also no comments about the manhole cover title?? There is a famous Chicagoan that first used it in his description of his boss that he threw around nickels like manhole covers!
 
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I know coors is not a craft beer but just mentioning that coors is near here and they announced recently that sales are down and they seem to blame craft beers by what they were saying on the local news or at least they were hinting at that .
 
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Yes I believe that. There is group of people around here getting together to drink beer. They are starting out with "white whales". Whales refer to being top ranked beers. The beers are so rare that you could probably not find a single bottle of any of these right now in the Chicago area. Even though I know a fair amount I could not compete with any of these people. The most I will pay for a bomber (22 oz) is $15. Some people pay up to $100 for a bomber. For the same money you could get a rare whisky or scotch in a tavern if you are paying almost $5 an ounce.
 

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And we were getting it free at the flea market .They have a big craft beer thing up in Roanoke every year called beer feast I think .All craft beer companies showing off all there new beers .We went the first year we were down here and it was crowded .There was no place to park either
 

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If I was to make it easier to gain points, all I'd be doing is adding a zero or two onto the end of each type of award so that it looked like everyone had more points - I don't think it would bring in extra visitors just for that ;). I don't look at points at all and would probably skip them altogether, but it was suggested a while ago as a nice way to reward members so I added it. The main thing they bring is the little icons under the username. Having a showcase entry is an easy way to get an icon and helps the forum out :). I may add more ways to gain trophies, mainly for things like having an article in the new article section, etc....
 

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Having a showcase entry is an easy way to get an icon and helps the forum out :)
The showcase feature is one of my favorite parts of this forum. I love seeing new members add a showcase and old members updating them.
 
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I'm not a big fan of the showcase.
I find the images are very slow to load and the navigation isn't straight forward.
 

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I agree Mitch. Thought it was just me w/the photos loading slow. I have trouble finding stuff too. Like when someone says they added something new and you click on the link it does not take you directly to the new item. You have to hunt and wonder if you are seeing the new one.
 

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I have that problem in showcase on my vista but on my tablet pics load faster and on my hubbies windows 10 they load fast speed .So guessing my puter being old makes them load slower ..Even when I click small pics they get bigger on my hubbies puter and we both have 24 inch monitors .
 

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Mines a brand new computer and everything else loads fast. Maybe it's just certain peoples pix but they sure are slow to me.
 
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I have Windows 8.1 Pro and a fairly fast computer.
Internet connection is fast enough for anything else I download - about 6.5 mb/sec.
Windows 10 won't be out until this fall.
 

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