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CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

Posted on: July 22, 2008 5:22 pm
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So I woke up a couple of months ago and decided to check on my three fantasy leagues as usual. I hadn't posted anything on the threads for awhile, so I assumed (logically), that my ranking would have dropped mightily from the 99 Rating I had worked so hard to achieve.

With bated breath, I clicked my profile icon and...let out a sigh of relief. I was still at 99. Then I noticed something odd. In my absence, I had become a Top 1K member. I thought it was a little bit strange but, hey, I wasn't complaining. I had only reached the 1K level once in the two years of posting on this site. Perhaps I was being paid back for all the hours of posting I had put in during the previous months.

So, re-energized by this new ranking, I began posting again. I don't remember how many, maybe three posts. All of which, (I thought) were reasonably detached (read: unlikely to piss too many people off) and well-written. I expected to earn some good reviews. And, accordingly, I did. I believe that other members gave me six "5 Star" rankings and two "4 Star" rankings for my efforts.

The next day, I checked in and my prestige ranking had dropped to a 98. I swore mightily. I checked my reviews again, and I had earned another "5 Star" rating and no bad ones. Yet, I was no longer a Top 1K member and no longer a 99.

So I stopped posting and just went back to my fantasy leagues, where, unfortunately, I wasn't doing particularily well.

Three weeks later I was a Top 1K Member once more. My prestige rating was, once again, a 99. And I had done nothing except drop three places in my fantasy league.

It was at this point that I decided to try a little experiment. I stopped posting altogether.

A week later I was a Top 100 Member.

Two weeks later I was, incredibly, a Top 10 Member.

I still haven't posted in a month, and my ranking keeps rising. I checked yesterday and I was the 5th Most Prestigious Member on the entire site, which normally has over 300,000 members online at any time.

What Gives?

So here's advice to all you sports fanatics out there that want to be a Top 10 member. Stop posting.

~ Beavsrule012
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2008 4:09 am
 

CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

Is there a prize for being a high ranking member of this community?  Just wondering because otherwise I don't see WTF the point is......hahaha. 



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 11:13 pm
 

CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

Pats1211,

It's pretty easy, actually.

- Write good posts that get good ratings.
- Rate other peoples posts.
- Add people as favorites. You get more points if it's a highly rated person.
- Have other users add you as a favorite. Again, more points if it's a highly rated person.
- Play fantasy and do well.
- Play the various "high score" games
- Don't get "warned"
- Write posts often

I think that's about it. It may take a while, but after you get up to a 95-99 rating, you won't get knocked down so easily.



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 8:32 pm
 

CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

I can't my ranking off of 0. Help me! How do you even go up in prestige?

 




Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2008 8:42 pm
 

Argh

This whole process of getting rank in order to do stuff is aggravating. I only signed up for one reason in the first place. When I'm doing my weekly scan of the waiver wires for my Fantasy Football team, and I check the player pages, there's always a ton of people asking for lineup advice and not enough people answering. Plus I like talking football. So I try to post a comment, and I'm told I need to sign up. I sing up and try again, only to be told my rank is not high enough. So I play the games on the site, add a few people to my friends list who I don't know but who have high ratings, and post a few comments.

Oh crap, now I posted and my rating will go down. Heck, who cares? I got a good shot at an error code for this message anyhow, and I don't want to type this a third time.




Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2008 7:46 pm
 

CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

My rating won't budge off of zero!



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2008 6:12 pm
 

CBS's Screwy Member Rankings

Your right about the rating system since they changed it back in March it's hard to keep your high rating. You would think the more you post you would have a higher score but thats not what happens. It's sad


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