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Old 02-25-2008, 11:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Let's try as it works.
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Thanks Jarred.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:30 PM   #43 (permalink)
 
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Jared, seems like a cool idea. I have just not figured out what all you will be able to do with the bucks. Guess I will have to sit back and watch it evolve for a while... How ever it turns out, thanks for making this THE BEST forum on the web!!!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:18 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Sorta with Randy on this......unsure on it works.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:43 PM   #46 (permalink)
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yes, I'm unsure how this all works? How do you get them?

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Old 02-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I would like it to be transparent but I do not want to encourage it to be abused. My dilemma is if I'll post the exact algorithm when its refined.
That said, I'm still making slight adjustments to it. The algorithm includes dozens upon dozens of equations.


In a nutshell, you earn BananaBucks for posting new threads and for replying to threads. You also earn when your thread gets replies.
Here are some actions that cause you to earn:
Activity and frequency of using the site
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When you post
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Also know that if you post and then delete it, it negates the credit.

The exact formula uses a lot of math, multiplication at times, division at times, and decimals all the way down to hundredths at other times.
Some are worth a lot (such as referrals) and some are worth a little (such as the # of words in your posts).
This is not a complete list of all the triggers either, but I hope that it sheds some additional light on it for everyone.


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Old 02-26-2008, 06:41 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Wow Jarred, you beat the Google pagerank algorithm. Lol

I think Richard has a job to do, to crack it

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Old 02-26-2008, 06:45 PM   #49 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for explaining Jarred. This ties in with the Auction, which couldn't be correlated with the iTrader as I see. It's okay though, fresh starts are always good. This will be interesting to watch its progress and I think I will have to try and sell some stuff soon.

Any more cool new features in the works?
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Existing itrader feedback records will be migrated to the new classifieds system, no worries there. I posted about that here:
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True, though, it's a start! Looking forward to your stuff Taylor!

Since you asked, , the next big thing thats in the works is a localized groups system that members can create and maintain, giving us the ability to create local arms of the Society. We'll also have a friend system where you can buddy up with your friends, something like the big social networking sites allow. These two things will be fantastic for us.

We will also bring in thread tagging and cross referencing abilities, similar to the "similar threads" feature that we currently have on some of the threads, but minus the artificial intelligence. You'll be able to tag a thread like "balbisiana" and effectively link the thread with all the other threads with the same tag.

Good times, this year will be an awesome growing season (so many people have so many new types of bananas!) and a lot of fun.

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That will be nice Jarred. You'll know since you have GMail, like you can star important emails and get back to people or look at it again?

And I understand the 'Friends' thing. I was wondering why we had "Group Memberships" on the right hand side of our profiles. It was all leading up to this, and if you ended up madking an expert group that would be on there too.

So on and so on, your work might never end...
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Jarred:
Congratulations! I thought only Mahoi was capable of more than one bunch.

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:16 PM   #53 (permalink)
 
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How does the bananabuck savings work? Please post a 'Bananabucks Guide for Dummies' when you are finished Jarred! Thanks for the great work
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Thanks Jarred,

You are Awesome ! This should be a wonderful way to have some fun,and earn some Banana$Bucks.


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... the next big thing thats in the works is a localized groups system that members can create and maintain, giving us the ability to create local arms of the Society ...

Hey Jarred this sounds great, thanks!

I would be really keen on helping this happen as far as a Thailand, South East Asia or Pacific Rim group.

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I can see where they are generated now, but what can I do with them? What good are they if I don't know how to use them? Sorry, but this ole' country boy ain't too smart tonight!!! With that said, I do appreciate all the efforts you are putting into this, Jared!!!
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Jarred - this is one of the most informative, interesting and fun sites on the web - hats off to you!!!

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:31 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Hey Jarred this sounds great, thanks!

I would be really keen on helping this happen as far as a Thailand, South East Asia or Pacific Rim group.

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Excellent, thanks Roger. I will keep you posted.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:17 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I can see where they are generated now, but what can I do with them? What good are they if I don't know how to use them? Sorry, but this ole' country boy ain't too smart tonight!!! With that said, I do appreciate all the efforts you are putting into this, Jarred!!!
Thanks for the kind words Randy! To help clear up what they are for, if you ever go to post a classified ad, you will know
They will also be exchangeable for live plants. You can donate them to others or accept them as payment for your goods if you want. There are a ton of things we will be using them for, this is just the beginning. Other things we can do is have a lottery even or use them as awards for winning a contest in times of the year where sending a plant is not feasible. It will all be clear once we add more things that they will be used for, this thread is just basically to introduce the concept.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Excel thanks Jarred.
got a new job yesterday as well, and spring is arriving fast. life is just rollin on fine at the moment

just need to find out what's wrong with next doors weather station
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