Trophy Points: what are they?

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  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I just noted that each poster's profile includes a number of Trophy Points, from 1 to nearly 200. An initial search does not reveal to me what these are. How many Trophy Points before one gets an actual trophy?
     
  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

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  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Thank you, M.C. I have bestowed my first-ever "Like" upon your head. May you gain many more, and a handsome trophy to add to your trophy room.
     
  4. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    I think we all owe a Lifetime Achievement Like to Dr. Bear.
     
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    1000 posts is an "addiction"? Maybe it's for the best that post count isn't displayed anymore? o_O
     
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  6. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    You just had to post that, right? You couldn't help yourself? ;)
     
  7. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    I searched for "Trophy Points" and got here! I'm still confused a bit on what the Trophy Points are used for... Further to that, I noticed different titles under each person's alias... how do you move up a level? From say, a newbie to Member to Active Member to whatever else? What's the threshold for those?
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Looks like under the current system 113 points is as far as you can get. That's the cumulative total for all awards and you need 1000+ posts and 500 likes to get that far. The breakdown is here. https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?help/trophies

    No more awards past that point, although likes and posts still accumulate. Likes and trophy points were introduced a few years ago with a forum update, IIRC. Posts are counted right back to the beginning days, I'm pretty sure.

    How do you move up a level? Keep posting. Try to make it likeable. Numbers? I dunno. I think you go up the ladder when your trophy points add up to a certain level. 63 and 113 (the max) might be the significant levels. I'm not sure.

    Titles are automatically controlled under the new system. Before that, with moderator consent, there were some juicy ones - like Distinguished Senior Moderator. We might have even had a Grand Inquisitor and a Lord High Executioner -- not sure.
     
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeow! We sure had a couple people who could act those parts, in the forum! :eek::eek:
     
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The sad thing here is that if someone had asked me this morning what a trophy point was, I'd have no idea what they were talking about. Thank you, 2018 Maniac for educating 2022 Maniac.

    See you all again in four years when I need to find out what 2022 Maniac had to say about the matter.
     
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  11. newsongs

    newsongs Active Member

    I have 28 points - yea!
     
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  12. Flelmo

    Flelmo New Member

    This acting company put on my favorite versions of Gilbert & Sullivan.

     
  13. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Can "Trophy Points" be accumulated for credit toward a"Trophy Wife"?
     
  14. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I have one of those. Don't tell her that though, she thinks she got the better end of the deal.
     
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  15. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Member

    I started to laugh at this, but then one has to wonder... how would most DI forum members define a "Trophy Wife"? I seriously suspect it might be different from the mainstream definition. Or, is that wishful thinking by the nature of this forum?
     
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