Progress toward active status?

 

I haven't been here for a while. I haven't had a need to be here......

But, now I am back and looking around again and there is this "Progress toward active status" thing I noticed. What is this? Are we being graded on our participation? Has a some kind of caste system been established?

Am I worthy?

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Icons after your name

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6660

It lets you know if someone is a regular contributor to the site.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Pete and Repete were rowing a boat...

There's another active, current thread on this same topic near the top of this same page your thread is listed on, road.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/6293

The only reason Active Status matters is not bragging rights but that if you are graded as an active member you get free access to the enforcement camera POI files. If you want access to those files without maintaining active member status, you can pay a nominal fee and download them for your GPS.

It's a good system. It works.

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JMoo On

well ...

roadventure wrote:

Am I worthy?

if you have to ask ..... ???

laugh out loud

I am sure you are worthy, just stop in more often!

roadventure wrote:

I haven't been here for a while. I haven't had a need to be here......

But, now I am back and looking around again and there is this "Progress toward active status" thing I noticed. What is this? Are we being graded on our participation? Has a some kind of caste system been established?

Am I worthy?

It's been quite a while since you been here since the How do I become an active member? was,

Submitted by poi factory on Fri, 11/24/2006 - 7:13pm.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262

and this one:

Why do active members get free access to everything?

Submitted by zadmi on Tue, 12/12/2006 - 1:13pm.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/397

Or you can also pay your way and not be bothered as below:

POI Factory subscriptions

Thank you for helping support the POI Factory web site.
Subscription choices: *
One month for $5
One year for $20

http://www.poi-factory.com/payment/choices

There have been no changes since 2006, so the choice has always been yours.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Still active

And posts like this help some of us maintain our active status...

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Nuvi 750

So true

So true

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Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Active status

I know how Roadventute feels. I've been here a while and posted several messages and don't really know how close I'm to being active.

I assume most of the POI file are created by members so its in our interest to keep members.

one step closer....

How to tell

SilverSableGPS wrote:

I've been here a while and posted several messages and don't really know how close I'm to being active.

SilverSable, after logging in, click My Account, and it will tell you how close you are to being an Active member.

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JMoo On

Active staus

SilverSableGPS wrote:

I know how Roadventute feels. I've been here a while and posted several messages and don't really know how close I'm to being active.

I assume most of the POI file are created by members so its in our interest to keep members.

one step closer....

When you log on, go to you account and you will see this data:

Membership Status

Progress toward active status

You have qualifying activity in 5 of the past 5 weeks.
Week
Monday Apr 6 - Apr 12, 2009
Monday Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2009
Monday Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2009
Monday Apr 27 - May 3, 2009
Monday May 4 - May 10, 2009

Credit for any activity since May 11th will be counted next Monday.
Progress toward general maintainer

Over the past 26 weeks, you have qualifying activity in 26 week(s).

Of course your may look different from above, since the the above was made up.

All your alternatives are in my last post above that will get you Active status.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Participate

Participation is good. The more you contribute the more you will learn.

Participate

I agree. I paid the $20 fee not knowing how much I would be able contribute, considering the obvious knowledge of those already here. Found out, reading the posts is an education and begs one to comment and add to the conversation.
Zapca

Exactly

mpatoka wrote:

And posts like this help some of us maintain our active status...

Exactly!

Exactly...

Couldn't agree more!!!

I hope I

eventually qualify.

you are active

Jaxom wrote:

eventually qualify.

Look next to your face;) You have qualified;)

Miss POI

Knowledge is the Key

zapca wrote:

I agree. I paid the $20 fee not knowing how much I would be able contribute, considering the obvious knowledge of those already here. Found out, reading the posts is an education and begs one to comment and add to the conversation.
Zapca

I agree completely. The collective knowledge of the site members is amazing. Reading through various posts and the FAQ section will provide more information than most users will ever need.

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John B - Garmin 765T

you are, it just takes

you are, it just takes time...

keep on..

keep on working on it...you'll get there.

Why is it

that when I announce to my wife, "I'm active!", she just rolls her eyes. razz

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Jim ... eTrex Vista HCx for the trails

Yeah

hatterasbeaches wrote:

that when I announce to my wife, "I'm active!", she just rolls her eyes. razz

I get a similar reaction from my wife... nothing to be concerned about. wink

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

One more !!

Turboholic™ wrote:
mpatoka wrote:

And posts like this help some of us maintain our active status...

Exactly!

Just got one more by adding this message grin

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guy-----C320>nuvi 200>Nuvi 255W

Get to try out

my Canadian POIs this weekend. 4 wheelin' in Mattawa Ontario.

I just opened this post for

I just opened this post for the fun of it and actually, learned quite a bit.

Thank you!!

WOW!!!

Sure are a lot of Timmy's!!!

status

u gotta be a "steady eddie"

And to post often, in

And to post often, in whatever topic tickles your fancy.

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Steve

Nothing new

but I did delete the Tim Hortons POIs. In Canada you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one and in the U.S. they are somehow...different?!?! Coffee and donuts just don't taste the same.

Funny Huh

I was thinking the same about the stuff North of the boarder!
Bangers & Mash?? what the heck! who eats mashed potatoes with sausage for breakfast?

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Pea Meal Bacon

I though my GF was gonna lose it...right at the breakfast table. I didn't know her face could turn that shade of GREEN!!!

It's the Water

Jaxom wrote:

but I did delete the Tim Hortons POIs. In Canada you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one and in the U.S. they are somehow...different?!?! Coffee and donuts just don't taste the same.

I think it is the water in the coffee. To support my theory beer is better in Canada as well. Aside from the water where else can you get poutine.

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John B - Garmin 765T

Yeah - wife loves my GPS stuff too....

Gary A wrote:
hatterasbeaches wrote:

that when I announce to my wife, "I'm active!", she just rolls her eyes. razz

I get a similar reaction from my wife... nothing to be concerned about. wink

My wife is the same way about my GPS stuff.... She complains that my GPS unit is my new girlfriend...my wife and kids have named my GPS unit 'Helga' for some reason. And I don't even have a German voice on there...

wife

My wife gave me the same reaction. Then she took a trip and used the gps. That was the end of the comments and I'll probably have to get one for her vehicle. smile

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Nuvi 255W St. Louis, Missouri

I get the same reaction

....I asked my wife if my account was current...

that might be a loaded

that might be a loaded question!

active status

On my account page it does not list the qualifying activity like your. I've posted several times already.

Is replying to a post not considered activity?

John

Beer is better

John.jcb wrote:
Jaxom wrote:

but I did delete the Tim Hortons POIs. In Canada you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one and in the U.S. they are somehow...different?!?! Coffee and donuts just don't taste the same.

I think it is the water in the coffee. To support my theory beer is better in Canada as well. Aside from the water where else can you get poutine.

The beer has more alcohol....that is why it is better.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Activity.

jmatt wrote:

On my account page it does not list the qualifying activity like your. I've posted several times already.

Is replying to a post not considered activity?

Yes, it is activity. the account status is updated weekly, on Monday. So if you check your accout again on Monday, you should have credit showing for this week.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

You need 3 weeks to down

You need 3 weeks to down load POI files. So it does not matter how many times you post each week.

Only for Redlight and Speed

Only for Redlight and Speed Cameras not the other custom pois.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

replying to a post

jmatt wrote:

... Is replying to a post not considered activity? ...

Any post is activity. Even this one.

And a chance...

Yes, a chance to have our famed Miss POI hsow us her great smile.

Where we we all be, without her ?

And don't say "I don't care, I have a GPS to tell me where I am" - cuz she helps us all in using them magic talking boxes to their fullest ability.

Miss POI, this was a Hail to you, you deserve it ! We're even talking about a status or something in Cannes, city of Movies !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Visit Weekly

I visit and post weekly to stay up on what's new in the GPS / POI world.

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- Missouri, Garmin 750 &, 255W

loosing your active status

I notice that my active status as been lower.( I lost my active user Icon) One thing I wish that this web site would keep track of how many times you visit this web site, I come here 2 and 3 times in a week,but if you do not post any messages your active status go down.I just wish it was not the case.

Post

Yes, you have to post to remain active. Simply logging on does not count.

The idea is to keep the site active & current and it's members involved.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

agree with gary

Gary A wrote:

Yes, you have to post to remain active. Simply logging on does not count.

The idea is to keep the site active & current and it's members involved.

Otherwise if we all logged in as Driver 38 suggested and just come in to look after a while there will be nothing to look at.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Well,

Driver 38 wrote:

I notice that my active status as been lower.( I lost my active user Icon) One thing I wish that this web site would keep track of how many times you visit this web site, I come here 2 and 3 times in a week,but if you do not post any messages your active status go down.I just wish it was not the case.

don't let that bother you, it doesn't seem to bother anyone else...do chit-chat, etc, had to do it myself a few times, but it's well worth it...you'll see!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Minor detail

Driver 38 wrote:

I notice that my active status as been lower.( I lost my active user Icon) One thing I wish that this web site would keep track of how many times you visit this web site, I come here 2 and 3 times in a week,but if you do not post any messages your active status go down.I just wish it was not the case.

Loose mine every summer, when we go on holidays.

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nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

You can...

Also just send in POI files, Icons, or sounds to get the credit too. Just logging in wont do it.

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

I have returned.......

I have returned.......

welcome

welcome back. Try to stay longer this time.

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