Question/Opinion Mysterious things

Discussion in 'Questions, comments, bugs, etc.' started by Marc, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Marc

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    Ok so I have been experiencing some mysterious things on here and thought I would try and get some answers...

    1. Why is it that threads I "watch" suddenly stop alerting me of new posts? I have to find them again and then the alerts come back for a while but stop again. Mysterious!

    2. After that really cool LIF for Os I noticed I can't tag him in my posts. I thought perhaps a two letter name was done on purpose but it looks like he gets tagged A LOT... Mysterious!

    3. I was debating even asking about this after the quick search I did but it seems to always be good for a laugh so... What the hell is a "Trophy point", how the hell do you get them and why the hell is this so mysterious? Mysterious!
     
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  2. Marc

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    Oh snap, my Os tag worked... Now THAT is mysterious!

    4. How come my Os tags in the LIF didn't work? Mysterious!
     
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  3. Marc

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    So it looks like for most members I get a pop up box with their names when I want to tag them but not for Os... Mysterious!
     
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  4. lurchingbeast

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    Thought this was another Fantome thread.
     
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  5. Os

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    I think you have to click on my name when it comes up, otherwise it thinks you didn't finish typing lol
     
  6. raginasian238

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    Hahaha, I said the same thing to him a few months ago!
     
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  7. tikk

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    I can tell you that the alerts don't come up if you don't check the last one. If you have 3 alerts pop up and you only check one of them, it won't alert you again until you go into the thread again. The watched threads link at the top is a life saver.

    Trophy point is a very mysterious thing that Gene grants very rarely. One was for a name change and the other was for the 1000000th post(I think)

    Os just type it and it will pop up, you don't have to click his name. Make sure your device doesn't change the spelling or drop the @
     
  8. Gonzoillini

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    I thought Hulu or Amazon had a stranger things knockoff ready to premiere.
     
  9. Marc

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    My point is nothing comes up with your name, there is no window. I just have to type it and leave it as is... Anyway that is one mystery solved and thanks to @tick for explaning the alerts :)

    Anyone care to explain the trophies? Lol
     
  10. Os

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    there was a weird trick to it... it was like hit space and not tab or something. I dunno.

    as for trophy points, you have to send DP's to Gene
     
  11. tikk

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    Hasn't worked for me yet, I have sent a ton.
     
  12. Os

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    I think he's partial to chodes
     
  13. trickytunadicky

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    tikk pretty much covered it. I got mine for posting the 10,000th post... and it was a music video about boobs. #appropriateaf They exist to drive completionists nuts because much like "what do I need to do to get trading privileges?" there is no firm answer on what you need to do. You get one when you earn it.
     
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  14. Marc

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    Damn i didn't even notice tick's explanation for the trophies lol BUT in my defense I have been drinking... Thabks guys I hope this place remains appealing to me without all these mysteries
     
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  15. Gene

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    The Os thing is simply because he has a two-character handle, but the dropdown doesn't happen until you type the third character of a username you're trying to tag. I think that answers the final mysterious question. "Watched threads" is definitely going to solve your issue with the alerts.
     
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  16. Ziggy

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    First rule of trophy points, is that you don't talk about trophy points.
     
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    PSA: Arbitrator's trophy point is not so simply explained as 'a name change'.
     
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