View Full Version : The old forum points system...what happened??

01-20-2005, 10:16 AM
When I came on the lucasforums ages ago there was some kind of point system which you could save up for and have glowy names etc.

What happened to it??

01-20-2005, 10:19 AM
I think it still works in your profile is this:

Glow - Only shows up after 1250 posts. Enter using hex code, and leave it blank to disable.

but i don't think it works with firefox...

01-20-2005, 10:25 AM
People abused it, so they nuked it. Meh, you can have all the "cool" things still tho, like glowy names and sig pics.

01-20-2005, 10:28 AM
What? you could have more than just the glowy names?

Well that just shows how long I've been here. when did they axe that?

01-20-2005, 10:31 AM
Yea, if you saved up points you could do all kinds of things.....the one i remember was being able to create a sticky thread....what other things could you do??

I remember at the time there was an insane amount of spamming going on.

01-20-2005, 12:12 PM
Well, someone found a loop in the system that made peopel give all their points if they clicked a certain link without them knowing....

They had sticks, italics, mod for a day (QUICKLY cut out), custom titles (you could use it on yourself or someone else. :)), and a few other things I can't remember....

Darth Groovy
01-20-2005, 12:18 PM
It was an insentive to spam, nothing more.

Some members made hacks that when clicking on a certain link, caused you to give all of your points to them. That was what ultimately killed it.

El Sitherino
01-20-2005, 12:29 PM
And the changing others titles.

01-20-2005, 12:46 PM
Yeah, DJG, what the hell was that? :/

01-20-2005, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by BawBag™
Yeah, DJG, what the hell was that? :/

DJG was (or maybe still is) an admin. ;)

01-20-2005, 01:09 PM
I miss the points system. As well as Torque's points thread. I can understand its encouraging spam, but I didn't spam for money. :xp:

Anyway, it was nuked shortly after I had registered. I remember asking Siv, coupes, and another guy that is no longer around (forgot his name) to make me a sig after saving and saving and saving the 1000 points or so needed to get a sig pic. Wish I still had 'em, they were real beauties :D A year later, I learned graphic design myself. I also remember getting all psyched about my new glow and showing it off to everyone. Then I began saving for a custom title, but the points system was torn from my grasp days afterward.

[/sad commemoration] :cry6:

Darth Groovy
01-20-2005, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by BawBag™
Yeah, DJG, what the hell was that? :/

Your off the mark. I refuse to say who and WHY they did it, since we get along now, and I like to keep it that way.

I will say they did it to make a good point, and that is as far as I choose to go with this.

Bob Gnarly
01-20-2005, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
People abused it...

I.e. Me


01-20-2005, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Mamba
I.e. Me


It was funny, everyone was outraged. :D It was like having Clinton for a president again! :D

01-20-2005, 06:37 PM
Anyone else remember the insane amounts of points the days before they changed it over from the points to the battle system?

I never found out, was that a glitch or did an admin or mod do it as a joke?

*foundly remenicses*

Boba Rhett
01-20-2005, 07:12 PM
Uhh... y-yeah, it was a glitch. :)

01-20-2005, 07:25 PM
I like to call that glitch Matt Windu. :)

01-20-2005, 08:20 PM
it was funny as hell....people were spamming feedback forum and crying about their points. like geez...go out and get some fresh air! :D