In an earlier post, I mentioned that I’ve been hanging out in the MSDN WPF Forum lately.
I was feeling pretty good about my 100th post the other day, and in fact, I was even considering retirement from the forums so I could spend my afternoons playing golf. (Isn’t that what doctor’s do when they retire?)
Then I noticed something disturbing! Right there under my name were two little gold (well, yellow really) stars. For some reason, I had never even noticed the rating system before. And now, on the crest of my retirement, I discover that I’ve only scored 2 out of a possible 5 stars… clearly there is still much work to be done.
How much? Well, I did a quick search and found this information on the MSDN recognition system.
Okay, I feel pretty good about earning 2000 points in my first 2 weeks, but come on! Do I seriously have to earn a million points to retire with 5 stars? Am I the only one that thinks the cost of that last star is just a little too high? I figure I can reach 4 stars (15000 points) in about 3 months at my current pace. But then that last star is going to cost me roughly 19 more years!! I don’t think so!
Okay, clearly my understanding of how the point system works was drastically off! 🙂
The values in that chart are the upper limit for the star level, not the requirement. So in order to get my 5 gold stars, I only need to achieve 15000 points. Much Better!
Of course, that also means I don’t yet have the 2000 points that I thought I had. 🙁
I discovered that by clicking my name, I can see exactly how many points I have. Currently, I have 851 recognition points, so I still have a ways to go! But at least its within reach! Yep… still a “noob” at this forum thing! 🙂