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how many / how long?

Active status is updated once per week (early Monday morning).

You become (or remain) active if you've posted in 3 of the last 5 weeks.

Just one post is enough for that week to count toward active status.

More details on this page:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262

JM

thanks

thanks

Active member updating

I don't think it's quite fair that there are so many people on here with such great ideas and suggestions that I get a "great" suggestion or something to share and 10 others are already doing it! smile This has to be one of the Great Wonders as there isn't much that one could wonder about (GPS wise) that isn't already addressed or currently in discussion. God Bless and thanks for the hours of great fun and informative readings!

Agreed, but like a lot of

Agreed, but like a lot of forums, folks have a limited attention span, and dont always go back and look at the old posts. So if its not in their first page of reading, they just ask again. Not that theres anything wrong with that (guilty!) but it leads to some repetition. I see it on a lot of the boards that I'm a part of, I guess its just human nature smile

How Many / How Long?

JM, ya mean something silly like this would count toward my active status?

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re: How Many / How Long?

Rayzers wrote:

JM, ya mean something silly like this would count toward my active status?

Yes it does and so does this.

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Active Member???

How do you know when you've become an Active Member. I posted like you suppose to do and I don't have access to get the red light areas.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Active Member ???

ahsumtoy wrote:

How do you know when you've become an Active Member. I posted like you suppose to do and I don't have access to get the red light areas.

When you see an icon like prismTX, then you are considered an active member.

More details on this page:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262

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Your track record

ahsumtoy wrote:

How do you know when you've become an Active Member. I posted like you suppose to do and I don't have access to get the red light areas.

By clicking on your 'Track' tab you can see when you posted. It appears you posted 1 week ago, 2 weeks ago, and then it jumps to 6 weeks ago. You need to post at least 3 of the last 5 weeks.

RT

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Active membership.

I wish I could be an active member too. The question is after you become one, do you need to maintain your status by posting every week? If you donated instead, how long will you active status be?

yes, you have to keep

yes, you have to keep posting to be an active member. But if you are like me, that is very easily done.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

3 out of the last 5 weeks

powerlinked wrote:

I wish I could be an active member too. The question is after you become one, do you need to maintain your status by posting every week? If you donated instead, how long will you active status be?

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262

RT

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Maintaining Active Status

powerlinked wrote:

... The question is after you become one, do you need to maintain your status by posting every week?

Active status looks for activity in 3 of the last 5 weeks, so you don't need to post every week to remain active. It's possible to skip one or two weeks and still maintain active status.

powerlinked wrote:

... If you donated instead, how long will you active status be?

Subscriptions are 1 month or 1 year. Right now, we don't have a badge for subscribers, but perhaps that would be a fair thing to do.

JM

Trying to be active.

Just trying to be active again, So I needed to post.

Active

Yes, the "policy" does cause some people to just post things of little on no use to others. I try to contribute, but how many times can you talk about the same thing?

As many times as ppl ask

bkollar wrote:

Yes, the "policy" does cause some people to just post things of little on no use to others. I try to contribute, but how many times can you talk about the same thing?

Some subjects are covered over and over again, and we answer over and over again. Some subjects are slightly different so we cover them. I don't find myself being bored on here......or I wouldn't stay on here.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

boring

I've been part of the site for less than two weeks and I don't find anything boring. So far I down loaded the rest area POI (have to reread the directions because it does warn me when one is coming) and I also found out about the different vehicles that I can have (tank and the suv/tree are my main ones). Great site with great peeps.

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Powerlinked, nice R/C heli.

Powerlinked, nice R/C heli. Which one is it?

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Newest to oldest... Nüvi 660, Street Pilot 2720, Magellan SporTrak Pro, Lowrance Global Map 100

Other than the red light

Other than the red light cams (which is great by itself), are there any other benefits for Active members? Posting from time to time seems like a very small price to pay to get such a great pool of information!

Agreed...

dchauvin wrote:

Other than the red light cams (which is great by itself), are there any other benefits for Active members? Posting from time to time seems like a very small price to pay to get such a great pool of information!

Agreed...
especially with posts like these wink
~n

Re the heli

It's the blade cx2, a coaxial 4 channel beginner heli that runs on a lipo battery. The coolest thing about it is that it operates on a 2,4 ghz frequency. Thanks for asking buffettck.

Cool. How well does it fly?

Cool. How well does it fly? I used to be into the gas helis big time, but never flew an electric one.

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Newest to oldest... Nüvi 660, Street Pilot 2720, Magellan SporTrak Pro, Lowrance Global Map 100

I need to start posting more

I need to start posting more often.
Plus I keep reporting on new red light camera locations in MD.

cx2

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cx2

buffettck wrote:

Cool. How well does it fly? I used to be into the gas helis big time, but never flew an electric one.

very tame and not 3d...though it will do what a real helicopter could...just no aerobatics and the flight time is only 10 mins.

Benefits of being active

dchauvin wrote:

Other than the red light cams (which is great by itself), are there any other benefits for Active members?

We get to pick on (or to be picked on by) some of the other active members. Asianfire, for instance.

dchauvin wrote:

Posting from time to time seems like a very small price to pay to get such a great pool of information!

Absolutely!

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nüvi 750 & 760

Where they hide it?

retiredtechnician wrote:
ahsumtoy wrote:

How do you know when you've become an Active Member. I posted like you suppose to do and I don't have access to get the red light areas.

By clicking on your 'Track' tab you can see when you posted. It appears you posted 1 week ago, 2 weeks ago, and then it jumps to 6 weeks ago. You need to post at least 3 of the last 5 weeks.

RT

Ok.. I am blind. Where is the TRACK tab located?

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Garmin Nuvi 660,Software Ver. 4.9, Audio 2.0,GPS 3.0, BT 0.00, Canada and US Map 2015.10

Track Tab

Holydoc wrote:
retiredtechnician wrote:

By clicking on your 'Track' tab you can see when you posted. It appears you posted 1 week ago, 2 weeks ago, and then it jumps to 6 weeks ago. You need to post at least 3 of the last 5 weeks.

RT

Ok.. I am blind. Where is the TRACK tab located?

Click on your name and your info page is displayed. At the top of this page there is a 'track' tab. Click on it and it shows your activity.

RT

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Active Member Status

I think it is great that you have to keep posting here to remain an active member, but it seems like people just keep posting junk to stay active(as I am now!)

RE: Besides redlight cameras is there anything else members get?

also speed cameras. I just did the $5 donation (30 day membership) and downloaded them this earlier today. I figure I've learned so much off here already, and making a living on the road, it's the least I could do to throw in $5. All these peoples info. has been so helpful to get my unit the way I want it.

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

Thus the purpose ...

amesur wrote:

..... but it seems like people just keep posting junk to stay active(as I am now!)

Thus the purpose of the "Chatty Kathy threads".

pammckenzie wrote:

also speed cameras. I just did the $5 donation (30 day membership) and downloaded them this earlier today. I figure I've learned so much off here already, and making a living on the road, it's the least I could do to throw in $5. All these peoples info. has been so helpful to get my unit the way I want it.

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone did this. No advertising, no pop-ups ... guess what supports this website. If you haven't already donated, let's give them a belated Christmas present. Even though you're a member, you can still donate the $5. Here's how: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2868

RT

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My Two Cents

Keeping active helps in many ways - keeps you informed as to when updates are available, allows you to share problems and solutions. Share POI's you have created and best of all, you get to meet with lots of great people with a similar interest.

Thanks again...

retiredtechnician wrote:

Click on your name and your info page is displayed. At the top of this page there is a 'track' tab. Click on it and it shows your activity.

RT

Thanks so much. I found it by clicking on "My Account" option.

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Garmin Nuvi 660,Software Ver. 4.9, Audio 2.0,GPS 3.0, BT 0.00, Canada and US Map 2015.10

Posting frequency

I agree but I was very active for many months and then inactive for about 3 weeks and lost my active member status. Perhaps a longer averaging approach would be more fair.

If we made it too easy for

If we made it too easy for people to achieve active member status we would not have this web site. We have to have an equal balance of paying members and active members to stay afloat.

Miss POI

Active Status

prismtx wrote:
Rayzers wrote:

JM, ya mean something silly like this would count toward my active status?

Yes it does and so does this.

It does. Are you serious?

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Nuvi 350 says "enjoy spending time with people in life that make it worth living."

Honor

The site is run on an honor system, I know that it seems unfair that some are doing more work then others. Our system is automated and we just don't have the staff that it would take to make calls on who has actually deserved active member status based on the content of their contribution.

The idea was to build a community that would work together to make a site that everyone could benefit from.

We are trusting people to respect the system and contribute meaningful things to the community.

Miss POI

active member status

I wanted to revive this discussion. There should be a difference between posting in the discussion forum or helping with a POI file. I've helped correct several POI files with additions, deletions, and corrections, but since I haven't posted any fluff in the forums to just maintain my active user status, I am now doing just that....

If you help correct a POI file one way or another, your active status should last for a longer period of time, perhaps a whole month before it expires.

Paid subscription

I've written this before in other threads, but this is an appropriate time to write it again. Active, schmactive...that status and icon don't matter if you would just pony up to the bar and buy a yearly subscription. JM and Miss POI put in an extraordinary amount of work to maintain this truly wonderful site, and they put up with an inordinate amount of grief from the peanut gallery. The best way to support their efforts - which are done for you and me - is to help keep this site financially viable, and to continue submitting your POI files and suggestions, and contribute to the forum.

Just my two cents worth. Keep up the terrific work JM and Miss POI.

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If you make a correction through a posting

dockster wrote:

I wanted to revive this discussion. There should be a difference between posting in the discussion forum or helping with a POI file. I've helped correct several POI files with additions, deletions, and corrections, but since I haven't posted any fluff in the forums to just maintain my active user status, I am now doing just that....

If you help correct a POI file one way or another, your active status should last for a longer period of time, perhaps a whole month before it expires.

You will get credit... On the other hand what's $20 a year for all the entertainment? and of course information...

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What if you have nothing to contribute

Seems kinda silly to force people to post when they pay for a service. I understand needing content but if you have nothing pertinent to add and don't know how to create a custom poi you shouldn't be locked out.

But then asking questions counts

navonodt wrote:

Seems kinda silly to force people to post when they pay for a service. I understand needing content but if you have nothing pertinent to add and don't know how to create a custom poi you shouldn't be locked out.

Asking questions and interacting with others as you learn about your toy all counts towards being an active user. Post a comment in the Chit-Chat thread or tell where your last trip with your unit took yoi. They all count.

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Force who?

navonodt wrote:

Seems kinda silly to force people to post when they pay for a service. I understand needing content but if you have nothing pertinent to add and don't know how to create a custom poi you shouldn't be locked out.

Unless I'm mistaken, here's how it works: you get full access to the site if you pay. No one forces you to post anything.

Concerning being forced to post

I am not sure where the comment came from concerning being forced to comment.
We are all free moral agents and choose to post or not post.
By the way, May the Force be with you!!!

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Being ALL I can be for HIM! Jesus. Kenwood DNX9980HD Garmin 885t

If you want to learn to make

If you want to learn to make a POI for yourself or for the factory, you can learn. it is fun to do and using the different programs to make the File on the computer, transfer it to your Gpsr and see it work for you.

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first Post

Sorry lame attempt at first post for activation..

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Learned Stuff -

I can tell you - I have learned a lot from this site.

When I first got my GPSr I had no idea how to add a POI or that kind of stuff. Thanks to all you Guys and Gals, I feel quite knowledgeable about my toy.

Thanks a lot to all of you.

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If you had paid for the service, you don't need to be active on the forum. You can download anything you want on this forum without any fee except for the redlight camera files. It's free if you are an active contributor either thru posting content or contributing poi files.
Bottom line--you contribute money, content or poi files which gives you access to the redlight camera file.

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active

I want to get active again

Vespaboy

vespaboy wrote:

Sorry lame attempt at first post for activation..

Welcome to the site!

Now, at least 1 post a week for 4 more weeks and you will have your windmill. The windmill is the key that unlocks all the content including the red light beta file.

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