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Offline Coolmario88

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I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:27:33 PM »
My post count dropped and I am not a avast! Evangelist  now.. How many post till I can be an avast! Evangelist again?
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 10:31:10 PM »
I am very pleased to note that I'm not an evangelist any more either!

(senior member suits much better - in terms of both my age and the length of time I've used avast)

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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 10:41:30 PM »
There has been a revision on the qualification on who is an avast! Evangelist, as far as I'm aware that is now over 600 posts. For those that were previously Evangelists but didn't have over 600 posts, if they had over three years forum membership then they retained the avast Evangelist rating.

As mag said about actual experience, this is in part due to some chat style/me too postings just seeking the supposed evangelist status.

So unfortunately this revision effects some forum members reverting to being a Snr Member, which is no slight on those with experience outside of the avast forums as the quality of their assistance/help wouldn't be degraded, no matter what their ranking is.

I think this is down to those who for no other reason seek to have the implied status of evangelist based on post count alone and it is for this reason that it has been revised.
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 10:53:21 PM »

I think this is down to those who for no other reason seek to have the implied status of evangelist based on post count alone and it is for this reason that it has been revised.

Whilst I am supportive of this in principle, I have doubts about whether in practice it will achieve this objective: if you can hit '+1' 300 times you can probably manage it 600 times.

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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2011, 10:56:55 PM »
There has been a revision on the qualification on who is an avast! Evangelist, as far as I'm aware that is now over 600 posts. For those that were previously Evangelists but didn't have over 600 posts, if they had over three years forum membership then they retained the avast Evangelist rating.

As mag said about actual experience, this is in part due to some chat style/me too postings just seeking the supposed evangelist status.

I predict, that you ain't seen nothing yet. Let's start a pool, to see which of the "problem children" will get to 600 first.

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So unfortunately this revision effects some forum members reverting to being a Snr Member, which is no slight on those with experience outside of the avast forums as the quality of their assistance/help wouldn't be degraded, no matter what their ranking is.

Unless all the members get a chance to see the "super secret" list of those we'd like to let into the
Evangelist group, I predict that there will a lot of pissed off "Senior Members" who lost their Evangelist status. Standby for more new threads/posts just like this one.

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I think this is down to those who for no other reason seek to have the implied status of evangelist based on post count alone and it is for this reason that it has been revised.

Let's start another pool, to guess when the threshold will be raised to 900. I'll guess within two years, but, maybe not. We'll see...

Raising the entry to Evangelist to 600 (or so) posts, won't solve anything. Personally, I can't believe that any one would have believed that it would.

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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 10:57:57 PM »

I think this is down to those who for no other reason seek to have the implied status of evangelist based on post count alone and it is for this reason that it has been revised.

Whilst I am supportive of this in principle, I have doubts about whether in practice it will achieve this objective: if you can hit '+1' 300 times you can probably manage it 600 times.

then in the rare cases, it would get deleted 300 times... hopefully.
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 11:01:12 PM »
In their spare time maybe the Moderators can grade the posts of all the Sr. Members for those that will count toward the Evangelist plateau.  Shouldn't penalize genuine hard workers for Avast! by continually raising the ceiling.   :-[
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 11:07:38 PM »

I think this is down to those who for no other reason seek to have the implied status of evangelist based on post count alone and it is for this reason that it has been revised.

Whilst I am supportive of this in principle, I have doubts about whether in practice it will achieve this objective: if you can hit '+1' 300 times you can probably manage it 600 times.

I suspect if they do that and a pattern is seen then these people are likely to have the me too, +1 entries removed or that they may well get kicked out or receive a restriction on posting. There are plenty of actions that could be taken if they are reported to the moderator.
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 11:10:06 PM »
I hope I get my Evangelist status back. :P
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 11:18:29 PM »
Why, what does that status, do for you or the posts that you make. Evangelist based on post count alone isn't really what being an evangelist is about.

It is about helping other avast users to the best of your ability and knowledge, it is about the quality of the reply and not what status implied by a post count. That doesn't matter if you are a newbie or Jnr Member or Snr Member or Evangelist (with a great deal of knowledge outside these forums).

It should be nothing to do with post count or forum status, but the information that you provide.
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 11:43:31 PM »
I hope I get my Evangelist status back. :P

Why? Considering the FUD and general nonsense that SOME Evangelists post, I am more than happy to remain a Full Member for eternity.

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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011, 11:43:59 PM »
Why, what does that status, do for you or the posts that you make. Evangelist based on post count alone isn't really what being an evangelist is about.

It is about helping other avast users to the best of your ability and knowledge, it is about the quality of the reply and not what status implied by a post count. That doesn't matter if you are a newbie or Jnr Member or Snr Member or Evangelist (with a great deal of knowledge outside these forums).

It should be nothing to do with post count or forum status, but the information that you provide.
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2011, 11:49:19 PM »
You should have done that long time ago :)
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2011, 11:50:51 PM »
I agree with bob3160, I was still am but havent been there lately a moderator over in the panda cloud forums. It should be about helping people not a title and who has the most posts. At this rate I will never make it here I think I average .000001 posts a day here.. lmao
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Re: I was an avast! Evangelist not now?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 01:07:28 AM »
My post count dropped and I am not a avast! Evangelist  now.. How many post till I can be an avast! Evangelist again?
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