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    Question about credits

    When you edit posts you lose credits? Just curious to the rational behind this. No big deal really, just curious.



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    Re: Question about credits

    To save you from adding a post with 10,000 words in it, and then deleting it, repeating over and over until you are rich.


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    Re: Question about credits

    I wondered that as well. Last week I made a huge post and then deleted it because I thought it was too much. My credits got blown away right into massive negative.



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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    To save you from adding a post with 10,000 words in it, and then deleting it, repeating over and over until you are rich.

    But couldnt you just start a thread and post 15 of the 10k word posts to cheat?



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    But couldnt you just start a thread and post 15 of the 10k word posts to cheat?
    But then when they are deleted by a mod, you would lose all those. I suppose if you want to really cheat, you could post 10k words in a post, and then bet all those credits, and then delete your posts. You would be massive negative, but if you won, you would do well.


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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    But then when they are deleted by a mod, you would lose all those. I suppose if you want to really cheat, you could post 10k words in a post, and then bet all those credits, and then delete your posts. You would be massive negative, but if you won, you would do well.
    ... hmmmmm



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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    But then when they are deleted by a mod, you would lose all those. I suppose if you want to really cheat, you could post 10k words in a post, and then bet all those credits, and then delete your posts. You would be massive negative, but if you won, you would do well.

    Ah, so when do we start. =)

    Yeah I took bath with my deleted post. Oh well, i would have bet and lost it anyway, ha ha.



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    Re: Question about credits

    You only lose the credits if you delete the post because you're in essence rolling back time. This prevents people from trying to post gobs of things that are stupid - that would be reason for deletion - just to up their credits. It's a way of self-moderating.


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    Re: Question about credits

    This thread title should be changed "Ideas on how to cheat the fun/free credit system"


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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    You only lose the credits if you delete the post because you're in essence rolling back time. This prevents people from trying to post gobs of things that are stupid - that would be reason for deletion - just to up their credits. It's a way of self-moderating.

    Self-moderating sounds dirty.



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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    To save you from adding a post with 10,000 words in it, and then deleting it, repeating over and over until you are rich.
    That's crazy. If I wanted to cheat like that I would just make pointless posts about something like credits or something. Wait a minute........



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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    To save you from adding a post with 10,000 words in it, and then deleting it, repeating over and over until you are rich.

    Is that a way of credit laundering? Do I need to call Tony to have a sit down the two of you's.



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    Re: Question about credits

    Isn't there a cap on how many words in a post you get credit for anyways? (like 100 words...)

    Yeah you can still post a bunch of those, but at some point you're not benefiting yourself any more.

    Plus if it was found the main purpose for posting was to get credits, the mods can delete that, so you lose what you gained, and they can penalize you too and take even more, if I'm not mistaken


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    Re: Question about credits

    Mod slapping should be an olympic sport. In the same category as ribbon twirling.



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    Re: Question about credits

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Mod slapping should be an olympic sport. In the same category as ribbon twirling.
    Would "the thread" be their areana?


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