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melheist

melheist

Sky Pirate

from Atlantis
1,741 posts

kill me...

(and no that doesn't get you any points...)

Of course I'm a mermaid... what did you think? roll

February 10, 2009 11:52 pm
loshmali

loshmali

Tinkerer

27 posts

10-4

Moss!  Stress is in here!

February 11, 2009 12:02 am
twodogsguy

twodogsguy

Automaton Tech

from So. Cal Desert
122 posts

I got points for just sitting here waiting for the next heist to start. Hopefully soon I need sleep!

 Green Space Monkey
RECYCLE It's the GREEN thing to do!

February 11, 2009 12:10 am
bensor

bensor

Automaton Tech

from Colorado
222 posts

I like the points. I doubt they are handed out randomly though.

February 11, 2009 12:27 am
zyordz

zyordz

Urchin

4 posts

kyleking1313 wrote:

Nice, I am assuming most people are just posting for "points" /..hahah

I'll bet you just made that post for "points"...

▛▞▞▟ Proud Member of the PURPLE Team™ ▙▚▚▜

February 11, 2009 12:32 am
manolosavi

manolosavi

Tinkerer

37 posts

very nice list!! big_smile

GO ORANGE TEAM!!!

February 11, 2009 12:50 am
melheist

melheist

Sky Pirate

from Atlantis
1,741 posts

geeknician wrote:

10-4

Seriously creepy dude...

Of course I'm a mermaid... what did you think? roll

February 11, 2009 12:56 am
vvarp

vvarp

Tinkerer

from London
13 posts

Am I the only one who thinks that whole idea of having points system is quite lame?

id43

February 11, 2009 1:14 am
babybandit

babybandit

Gearhead

from Hong Kong
93 posts

Wow! I just came up and wow... Teams? I guess I'm green, and I'm winning? Hopefully?

Status : Confused.

February 11, 2009 1:15 am
Bowler4Ever

Bowler4Ever

Urchin

from Massachusetts
8 posts

Ok, maybe now I understand the points systems!

February 11, 2009 1:31 am
peterm2000

peterm2000

Urchin

from New York
5 posts

I think I can understand the point system a little bit better now...

Purple Team!

February 11, 2009 1:38 am
Mooey

Mooey

Automaton Tech

from Alabama
215 posts

Hmmm, I think now we combine as a team to finish the heists first. First place probably gets an additional application or something.

Let's do it!

Show some Dropbox love

February 11, 2009 1:40 am
Fedaykin

Fedaykin

Tinkerer

from Dallas, Tx
44 posts

I'm rather curious as to the teams aspect as well,  I wonder if the winning team will get a special bonus gift or something

My Drinking team has a Hockey problem

February 11, 2009 1:40 am
huntaub

huntaub

Tinkerer

31 posts

Is there a blank (white) team? Some people's are not lit up with a team color? (Not just mods)

Go Team Purple!

February 11, 2009 1:42 am
monx

monx

Tinkerer

from Timbucktoo
45 posts

What are point good for? Winning is for losers.

Purple is the new Black.

February 11, 2009 1:44 am
SearingLight

SearingLight

Urchin

from Portland, OR
1 posts

Well, I don't seem to have accumulated any points yet, even though I've completed just about all the content I can find here. Who knows, really, maybe I'll just have to post more?

February 11, 2009 1:54 am
jbkyoyo

jbkyoyo

Tinkerer

35 posts

Fedaykin wrote:

I'm rather curious as to the teams aspect as well,  I wonder if the winning team will get a special bonus gift or something

I'm sorry but it doesn't even look like you have a team, seeing as your box i grey.

February 11, 2009 1:55 am
requieminadream

requieminadream

Urchin

from New York, NY
8 posts

I wonder if it counts if I already had an avatar before this whole... points system.

And death shall have no dominion...

February 11, 2009 2:02 am
phillipsmn

phillipsmn

Tinkerer

from NC
29 posts

I should have thought to look here for how to get points...good job.

A fool is one who does not understand the proportionate value of things.

Go BLUE!

February 11, 2009 2:02 am
drrobotnik

drrobotnik

Urchin

from Robotropolis
4 posts

Hmmmmm....I wonder how do they actually keep track of these points.
Must be some kind of algorithm.

February 11, 2009 2:10 am
jmontano

jmontano

Tinkerer

from Colombia
25 posts

I ran out of avatars sad

Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos

February 11, 2009 2:21 am
jthurman9673

jthurman9673

Automaton Tech

from Springfield, MO
136 posts

It looks like I gained 11 points for being assigned a team color

February 11, 2009 2:21 am
thor234

thor234

Tinkerer

from Switzerland
14 posts

the avatar thing works for sure:)

Team Green Monkeys: "It's monkey business!!!"

February 11, 2009 2:26 am
railek

railek

Tinkerer

21 posts

Super helpful post, daba. You're certainly on to some things there!

daba wrote:

It seems that everyone is after points... there are many theories around, so i made up a list. can users please confirm this.

Using a Mac because Windows is too dumb for me and I'm too dumb for Linux.

February 11, 2009 2:27 am
railek

railek

Tinkerer

21 posts

thor234 wrote:

the avatar thing works for sure:)

Yes, it does!

Using a Mac because Windows is too dumb for me and I'm too dumb for Linux.

February 11, 2009 2:27 am
Crawley

Crawley

Tinkerer

21 posts

+1 for the avatar, my points jumped

And when the fastest Vista notebook PC World has ever tested is an Apple MacBook Pro, there's something deeply wrong with the universe.

February 11, 2009 2:28 am
scbubba

scbubba

Automaton Tech

from Charleston, SC
417 posts

Still waiting for my points from avatar upload and forum posting. I've heard folks say waits could be up to an hour. Anyone know how long the wait is typically for team assignment?

Thanks,
Bubba

Go Team Green!!!
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/scbubba
Avatar image courtesy of amayu (flickr)

February 11, 2009 2:30 am
Waylin

Waylin

Tinkerer

from Huntsville AL
18 posts

Thanks for the tips.

____________
WaylinH
Purple Team

February 11, 2009 2:39 am
chrischasecranecook

chrischasecranecook

Sky Pirate

from Shreveport, Louisiana
1,123 posts

You haven't been assigned to a team…?!

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

February 11, 2009 2:40 am
elDaz2

elDaz2

Automaton Tech

from Montreal, Qc
341 posts

scbubba wrote:

Still waiting for my points from avatar upload and forum posting. I've heard folks say waits could be up to an hour. Anyone know how long the wait is typically for team assignment?

Thanks,
Bubba

Man that guy is team less ! ?

Macheist team: Green Monkeys™ Thanks to jmk2012 and Yummy who used my referral (They both also got their 2 ! -> links removed from sig !)

February 11, 2009 3:01 am
gentleromi

gentleromi

Urchin

from Prague, Czech Republic
2 posts

It is working.... GO ORANJES

February 11, 2009 3:03 am
chrischasecranecook

chrischasecranecook

Sky Pirate

from Shreveport, Louisiana
1,123 posts

No points, what do you mean? You have 191 points! I have 63. 63!

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

February 11, 2009 3:04 am
gentleromi

gentleromi

Urchin

from Prague, Czech Republic
2 posts

Don't worry, you will earn more points in the future :-)

February 11, 2009 3:08 am
frod007

frod007

Tinkerer

from Fredonia, NY
30 posts

scbubba wrote:

Anyone know how long the wait is typically for team assignment?

If people haven't been placed into teams yet do they have to wait the same period of time that the rest of us did? Also, what if someone missed the aptitude test, is it still available to those who haven't taken it? Also, Dibs on all "Free Agents" for Team Orange.

GO ORANGE

February 11, 2009 3:10 am
wlampkin

wlampkin

Tinkerer

from Arizona
15 posts

kyle.oshaughnessy wrote:

yay i think i just got a point r two

Good for you (and the Purple Pirates/Parrots/whathaveyou). I can't seem to get my points to budge today.

At least it's keeping me on the MacHeist site longer!

---
Some guy with a few more points.

February 11, 2009 3:13 am
jflint

jflint

Gearhead

from Birmingham, AL
73 posts

My points are already climbing: 50 to over 200 for adding my avatar and making some posts.



smileGreen Monkeys Rock!tongue

February 11, 2009 3:16 am
aiglesia

aiglesia

Tinkerer

from Hollywood
35 posts

so we get points just for posting or wha?

Purple FTW!!!

February 11, 2009 3:29 am
daviscollins

daviscollins

Urchin

from Florence, SC
9 posts

I have a hard time believing that the points are given out randomly, that would be just stupid.

Green Monkeys

February 11, 2009 3:38 am
manevitch

manevitch

Tinkerer

from Tampa Bay, FL
16 posts

So...does changing my avatar at this time give me more points?

--
Lee

February 11, 2009 3:46 am
glnster

glnster

Tinkerer

from Silicon Valley, California
44 posts

Helpful post. Off to try some of these now. Thanks!

BLUE TEAM GO!
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February 11, 2009 3:48 am
NoahFuLing

NoahFuLing

Tinkerer

from East Coast, USA
43 posts

Who cares what gives us points! We should all just enjoy the community (the true purpose of the points, regardless of the misdirection of the moderators and administrators and awesome MH staff) and have fun, and the points will follow. More intelligent posts = more fun =?= more points.

"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there."
Richard Feynman - The Character of Physical Law (1965)

February 11, 2009 3:58 am
vrish88

vrish88

Urchin

1 posts

I love points! yay

the sig

February 11, 2009 4:06 am
docchaos

docchaos

Gearhead

from Germany
57 posts

Currently I tend to believe the people saying that points are handed out randomly: hantu (5th poster in this thread) has 5 posts (like me), no avatar and yet he has 253 points while I have only 150. Of course I completed the nano heist, watched the briefing and debriefing and took the test...maybe this post changes my points...we'll see

signature is on vacation

February 11, 2009 4:07 am
KhalidSuda

KhalidSuda

Urchin

7 posts

Thanks man.. I really digg the new points thing.

February 11, 2009 4:09 am
desertdemocrat

desertdemocrat

Automaton Tech

from Phoenix, AZ
292 posts

I just added an avatar, so let's see what happens

desertdemocrat
▛▞▞▟ Proud Member of the BLUE Team™ ▙▚▚▜
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
Thinking it Through

February 11, 2009 4:14 am
youthinside

youthinside

Tinkerer

from LX, Portugal
28 posts

my points just jumped! the only things i did were entering the chat, subscribing the feed and searching on the forum! so something from these 3 gives points!

Did you know the word "purple" comes from porphyra, which is the name of a purple dye made from the mucus-secretion of the hypobranchial gland of a marine snail known as the Murex brandaris.

hmm Not funny anymore is it? hmm

February 11, 2009 4:18 am
se7enPT

se7enPT

Tinkerer

41 posts

Nice list thanks xD

▛▞▞▟ Proud Member of the BLUE Team™ ▙▚▚▜

February 11, 2009 4:19 am
ebm2007

ebm2007

Gearhead

from US
88 posts

desertdemocrat wrote:

I just added an avatar, so let's see what happens

Wow one post & 230 points already!

Go Go Purple Team!

February 11, 2009 4:19 am
ChemicalWeather

ChemicalWeather

Tinkerer

from Michigan
15 posts

hm not sure what i did to get my points

PHAT LOOTS?

February 11, 2009 4:24 am
sogoodbo

sogoodbo

Tinkerer

from Toronto
17 posts

what do we do with points tho?

Can't live without Music, Mac, Mom..... smile

February 11, 2009 4:24 am
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