New Award

 

Just the feeble mind of an old man thinking but this week RT has been an ACTIVE member for 5 years. Quite a few others are also in this category.
I propose that a special badge be awarded to all who have reached 5 years of ACTIVE membership.

Just a simple "5" badge would be nice to show their longevity as supporting members !

Just my thinking !

--
MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !
Page 1>>

Second That

MrKenFL wrote:

Just the feeble mind of an old man thinking but this week RT has been an ACTIVE member for 5 years. Quite a few others are also in this category.
I propose that a special badge be awarded to all who have reached 5 years of ACTIVE membership.

Just a simple "5" badge would be nice to show their longevity as supporting members !

Just my thinking !

I agreee it would be nice to recog. ones that stayed around for that long and also stayed active.

--
johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Heck, we've tossed that idea before !

I'm far from considering myself as active and long-lasting as RT (my apologies for buying a GPS AND finding this site only one year and 39 weeks ago, so quite a few years later than he did, and congrats to RT on both accounts, of course).

The same notion had been discussed previously, on this topic for example

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/32410

I was all for it then, and still am. But the decision would be in Jon's hands.

Oh - and how many active / registered users does POI Factory treat to new info every day ? Can Jon give us that info ?

--
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)

Don't forget Robert F.

ROBERT F. BREUNING has been around for 5 years, 15 weeks. He pops in upon occasion as well. At user #48, he's a granddaddy here. (Of course as I write this, he's inactive...) sad

--
Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

5 Yrs

Wow, that is a long time. Hard to believe it has been 4 yrs and 3 weeks for me.

I think...

MrKenFL wrote:

Just the feeble mind of an old man thinking but this week RT has been an ACTIVE member for 5 years. Quite a few others are also in this category.
I propose that a special badge be awarded to all who have reached 5 years of ACTIVE membership.

Just a simple "5" badge would be nice to show their longevity as supporting members !

Just my thinking !

...that would be a nice tribute.

--
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Almost there..

Almost there.. wink

Hope it happens...

nineteen more weeks, and counting!

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

Great Idea

The 5 year badge us a great idea. I am not there yet but hope to be around to collect it if one is created.

--
Jim Garmin nuvi 660

Award for five years...

...Why not?

Only

Only 1 year and 16 weeks to go.

--
260, 295W, 1490T,2455LMT

Great

I just checked and I have been a member for 4 years and 46 weeks, holy cows where did the time go.

OK, where's my 5 year award, lol!

--
Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Congrats!!!!

Congrats!!!!

--
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

5th Year Award

I all for it, some companies give 5 yr award, so I hope Jon can put this on his to-do list.

--
3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

If it is not too much work

If it is not too much work for those that run this site, the 5-year badge seems like a nice acknowledgement of participation and incentive to continue participating. Of course, they may need 10-year badges, etc.

Yes, I agree and shouldn't

Yes, I agree and shouldn't it be a cash award of at least $1000.00? Well, maybe I was a bit hasty on that one...lol.

:)

I support it - even if it is up for reconsideration. IT is a good way to recognize the efforts of those who contribute to keep the site active.

--
JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

5 years

I THINK THAT IS A WONDERFUL IDEA

--
I may have my user name and password confused or switched! Can I get confimation of my user name????

5 year award is a great idea.

5 year award is a great idea.

--
Nuvi 2460LMT.

New Award

I like this idea.

--
Alan-Garmin c340

I didn't know what a gps was

I didn't know what a gps was 5 years ago. lol.

--
GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

We haven't

heard from Jon on this, if it is a good idea or not.

--
3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

$ €

rthibodaux wrote:

heard from Jon on this, if it is a good idea or not.

He is debating with Angela if it should be be a new icon or a cash award... grin

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

Jon will have

to put a users fee in place to pay for the cash award. Not a good idea.

--
3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Sounds Like A Fun Thing

I am not sure how long I have been here, but for sure I want to be here a lot longer.
God willing of course.

--
Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

I agree

It is a good idea.

Or...

Badges that commemorate years from 1 to 5 etc.

--
nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Yes,

Good Idea!

--
Expect nothing!, appreciate benignity!

.

Here we go again. Why stop there? Maybe 1 year badge, 2 year badge, 3 years and 4. Don't want to
discriminate.
They give you badges in AA too. I'm glad to be here and have no need for any of this "years of service stuff". I have this notion though, that this topic is going to come up again and again. Lets get it over and done with. JM?

--
3580LMT - 2598LMT - DriveSmart 65 --- We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Sounds Like a Good Idea

I'm about 18 months away from the 5 year point, but I think a simple circle 5 would be a nice way of recognizing longevity here. I think 5 years is a good milestone, because most folks who are active for that long are the backbone of this (or any) website.

--
Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Sounds like a good idea

Jery wrote:

I am not sure how long I have been here, but for sure I want to be here a lot longer.
God willing of course.

1 year 30 weeks smile

The idea of a 5 year badge sounds good, seems like there is a bit of support behind it.

--
Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

long term participation

I think it would be nice to recognize long term participants on the site.

I'm leaning towards something based on total number of weeks with posting or file maintenance activity rather than just how long a user has been registered on the site.

Perhaps we can come up with some way of calculating "years of participation". Maybe something like (weeks with activity) / 52 ...

Or maybe recognize milestones like 100, 200 weeks of participation ...

Jonathan

And do you remember when it all started ?

Some sleuthing...

Here are some "official" dates for POI Factory:

Domain: poi-factory.com

August 10, 2006
registered the domain name

September 29, 2006
open to the public, first visitor registered

So the official anniversary will be on September 29th.

Now THAT gives a better scale to the membership length, innit ?

--
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)

User number 3, JM ...

JM, who was #2, guessing the Ms POI was number 1 ....

--
. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Nope

soberbyker wrote:

JM, who was #2, guessing the Ms POI was number 1 ....

Oddly enough, JM = 3, Miss POI = 4

--
Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Good Idea

It's sometimes hard to stay Active.

I agree

UZA_Dave wrote:

It's sometimes hard to stay Active.

It can be a bit difficult at times to stay active, I put a note in all of my POIs that I might not update until June. Didn't want anyone to think they are abandoned if I'm not on for a long period of time.

--
Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

5 Yrs ago?

HerbSch wrote:

I didn't know what a gps was 5 years ago. lol.

Me neither. LOL smile A Good one.

--
Street Pilot C340, nuvi 265WT, Mio Moov 300, nuvi 255W, Navigon 2100 (Retired)

Almost the same...

kmo wrote:
HerbSch wrote:

I didn't know what a gps was 5 years ago. lol.

Me neither. LOL smile A Good one.

as it is now, but much cheaper!

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

Users #1 and #2

shrifty wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

JM, who was #2, guessing the Ms POI was number 1 ....

Oddly enough, JM = 3, Miss POI = 4

User #1 is the default administrator account. User #2 is named "poi factory".

A Ways to go

Jery wrote:

I am not sure how long I have been here, but for sure I want to be here a lot longer.
God willing of course.

1 year 30 weeks

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/224688

--
Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Users / badge

soberbyker wrote:

JM, who was #2, guessing the Ms POI was number 1 ....

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/1

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/2

It seems like it wasn't long ago that I didn't know how to find links like this.

1 year 5 weeks for me so it is a long way off for me.

--
Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

what numbers?

bear007 wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

JM, who was #2, guessing the Ms POI was number 1 ....

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/1

http://www.poi-factory.com/user/2

It seems like it wasn't long ago that I didn't know how to find links like this.

1 year 5 weeks for me so it is a long way off for me.

I know someone who has only been a member for 7 weeks 1 day and has user/6

IMO JM is right more weight should be given to participation than length of time.

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

Sounds Cool

Can't believe it's already been 3 years 16 weeks for me smile

--
Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2019.30) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

.

flaco wrote:

I know someone who has only been a member for 7 weeks 1 day and has user/6

Yes, but she has connections....

flaco wrote:

IMO JM is right more weight should be given to participation than length of time.

Agreed.

A 5 year badge?

Sounds cool, go for it.

5 Badge sounds great

The five year badge sounds good. I just have 241 months too go!

--
Are we there yet?

2nd That

2nd That

--
Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

"Flare"

Member for
4 years 45 weeks

Almost eligible for potential "flare" badge. wink

Wonder if I could get another for my "Keeping Your Windmill Alive" topic becoming standard topic. So many flare possibilities.

If any of you are members of fatwallet, you'll see they really go overboard with flare.

--
Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

LOL, maybe 'flair'?

CherylMASS wrote:

Member for
4 years 45 weeks

Almost eligible for potential "flare" badge. wink

Wonder if I could get another for my "Keeping Your Windmill Alive" topic becoming standard topic. So many flare possibilities.

If any of you are members of fatwallet, you'll see they really go overboard with flare.

I thought you wanted to set something on fire or start a flame war!

--
Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Could we have both?

JM wrote:

I think it would be nice to recognize long term participants on the site.

I'm leaning towards something based on total number of weeks with posting or file maintenance activity rather than just how long a user has been registered on the site.

Perhaps we can come up with some way of calculating "years of participation". Maybe something like (weeks with activity) / 52 ...

Or maybe recognize milestones like 100, 200 weeks of participation ...

Jonathan

This is a good idea, but could this be in addition to a 'multiple year award'?

Sometimes, at my age, one can't be constantly active; sometimes we have to take time out for 'cancer surgery' and a '4-way bypass'.

Thanks, MrKenFL, for mentioning this. I'm just thankful I'm still around to enjoy this fantastic website!

RT

--
"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."
Page 1>>