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Your Points Are Going Away - Again

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(UPDATE for January 4th at the bottom of the post!)

It's time for our annual reminder that we're going to zero-out the points in the community and re-start "the game!"

It has been our habit to erase points at the end of each year, declare the top people on the leaderboard our champions, and start over.  Champions typically have an icon like this next to their names: champion badge

resetWhy reset?

Well, given the way gamification is set up on our community platform, a new member has no way of racking up enough points to show up on the leaderboard, no matter how great their contributions might be.  Resetting the points provides an incentive for everyone to see what their contributions will do.

Has it worked?  It seems to.  We've had a new champion atop the leaderboard all three years of this community. 

And, we're doing it again.  Sometime around Dec 31, our platform provider will delete the points for us and we'll start over in 2018.  And here's a little teaser: Our reputation game is going to change dramatically next year. I'll say more in future blog posts, so follow me and keep your eyes on our homepage and Twitter feed.

Is this annual move a disincentive to long-time members who've made grate contributions to the community? It might feel that way, but existing content is really a sort of head start on earning points in the new year because any interactions with it are easy ways to accumulate status points. And even though a new person has landed at the very top, a lot of familiar names wind up in the top 25 annually.

As a reminder, we've done this every hear, and here are two examples:

It's Time to Reset the Points Again! 

Points to Reset for New Year! 

For fun, here's a look at the list of winners from the first year the community launched: Nintex Connect 2014 Winners  I'll publish another list at the end of 2017.

You still have time to accumulate points and badges. Here's how: Badges and Earning Points on the Site 

Enjoy these last few weeks of 2017!

NEW:  Our platform provider encountered a problem resetting our points. So, you get to live with them a few more days. Before they disappear.  But I expect the reset to happen any time now. I'll follow up when the reset is complete.

11 Comments
Automation Master
Automation Master

I have survived it once. Will again, but... 

  

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Haha! Sorry. But as you know there's news coming soon that will put all this in even more perspective. :)

Automation Master
Automation Master

BRING IT ON!

Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Look forward to the changes to come

Automation Master
Automation Master

Been there, done that...   LoL

Nintex Newbie

+10 points

Nintex Newbie

All collected points will be gone? 

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They are, Abdullah Fahmi Mohd Fuad‌, however, this will be the last time we do this! Because starting early next year, you'll have a new community and a new way to earn rank in it!  

Nintex Newbie

I see. It makes sense now.

Alright. I'm up for it. The new site. Bring it on!

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The points deletion will be delayed. I got word this morning that our gamification console is not accepting the reset. A ticket is in. My apologies for a delay in earning cred. But the upside is you relish in your point totals another day or so while we wait on our case to be resolved. And, there'll be an entirely new gamification scheme in the next iteration of our community, which you can read about here: ‌!

Thanks in advance for your patience while we reset!

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And we got the reset last night! Boom!  The gamification scheme in our next platform is different. It's based more on the value of the contributions you make to the community than just accumulating points.  I'm really just diving into how it works, but I'll post about it as we make the move. Again news about the move is here: ‌.