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Hein van den Heuvel
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daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

I'm getting a daily Forum's message from Warren_admin with

 

"Congratulations! You have a new rank in Enterprise Business Community | HP Online Forum"



Is it just me or do others see this also?

Delete is quick & easy, but would prefer those message to only be send on a significant change.

 

Or else...   I'll just hit the [Ignore this user] button.  

Ignore this user

 

fwiw,

Hein

 

Congratulations, xxx!

As the result of your contributions to the community, you have earned a new rank. Your new rank is Honored Contributor.

We appreciate your efforts and hope you will continue to be an active member of the community.

Thanks!

The Enterprise Business Community | HP Online Forum Team

[an other invalid HTML message on this post. Oh well. Using 'rich text' and tried to past in the 'Ignore this user' button from the messages screen ] 

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Pete Randall
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Hein,

 

I think it's just part of the transition.  I had a bunch of them - most with the same date.  I think when things started and they were working on translating our old ITRC points, we would get a promotion to beginner, then "has somewhat of a clue", then "can spell own name", etc., etc. (wouldn't it be nice if they would list them somewhere so we would have some sort of clue what they mean?).

 

They'll stop or at least become very infrequent once things have settled and you should only see one when you actually achieve a new rank (by whatever criteria they don't seem to want to tell us).


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Dennis Handly
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

>I had a bunch of them - most with the same date.

 

Right, but only after I figured out how to read my PMs.  They were from 2011-06-23.  :-)

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Pete Randall
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

You had PMS??

 

Just kidding - it took me several days to even notice that little icon for PMs.


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Stephan.
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

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V. Nyga
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Hi Pete,

you found an icon for PMs?
Sorry - not kidding :-)
Where it is?

I always go to 'About -me-' (obviously by clicking on my name) - then choose 'Show all friends' - there are my PMs.

Do you have another icon?

V.
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Stephan.
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

The small envelope below the big magnifying glass on the top right of the page.

 

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/notes/privatenotespage

 

hth,

Stephan

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V. Nyga
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Message 8 of 34 (1,625 Views)

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Aaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
For this I should give you 10 kudos :-)

yeah - this is private, so its icon has to be as small as possible ....

Thanks a lot!
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Pete Randall
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Thanks for stealing my kudo, Stephan.!


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V. Nyga
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Message 10 of 34 (1,624 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Pete!

You got one!

:-)

Good morning btw. - I've lunch at the moment. :-)
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Pete Randall
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Yes, Vo, I know I got one.  And I know that you, being the kind hearted and generous person that you are, would have given me another if I'd been the one to tell you about the little envelope symbol so cleverly hidden at the top right of the page, right under the search symbol?

 

Also just kidding with Stephan - probably should have used one of these new fangled smiley thingies:smileytongue:


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V. Nyga
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Message 12 of 34 (1,615 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Pete - what's about our good old smilies?
;-D

(No emoticons in 'Quick Reply' - not that I want it!)
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Stephan.
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

I'm fine with it, I guess we have the same kind of humor.

 

I wasn't even aware that I could steal Kudo's, I still don't care about points, kudo's, bunnies .. hmm the last one would be getting a way to much offtopic.

 

Best,

Stephan

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Pete Randall
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

After all the times I've asked for an explanation of "Founder" status (and others), I finally received a Private Message:

 

/FOUNDER/ is a rank based on a high level of contribution in the legacy forums. The other rankings are based on what you do in the new Enterprise Community. Welcome, and congratulations on your new rank.

Warren, HP Enterprise Community Managing Administrator

 

I certainly don't understand why Warren would choose to respond privately, like it's some kind of secret, but then again, I don't understand why these things aren't just explained publicly to start with.




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Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

An other rule appears to be 'HP Alliance' trumps 'Founder'.  :-).

 

fwiw... The Emails keep coming:

Sent: 2011-07-12 07:15 AM ... Your new rank is Honored Contributor.

Sent: 2011-07-13 07:41 AM ... Your new rank is Honored Contributor.

 

This has to be a buglette. No big deal, delete is easy.

Hein

 

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Kevin_Paul
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

[ Edited ]

Pete - I've actually just asked Warren to post a message about the different roles (including Founder) based on some other threads here.  So we'll try to get that posted shortly.


Quick question on the original topic - are people still getting the daily "Congrats" private messages as of last night?

 

Update - looks like Hein was relaying at the same time I was - so the daily spam is still going out.  I think we've got that one pinned down, but apparently the fix wasn't deployed yet - I will look into that this morning.

I work for HP.
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Pete Randall
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Message 17 of 34 (1,581 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Thanks, Kevin.

 

As far as repeat Congratulations! messages, I haven't seen any but the initial batch until last night went Warren sent his explanation with the subject "Re: Congratulations! You have a new rank in Enterprise Business Community | HP Online Forum ".  


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Stephan.
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Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?


Pete Randall wrote: 

/FOUNDER/ is a rank based on a high level of contribution in the legacy forums. The other rankings are based on what you do in the new Enterprise Community. Welcome, and congratulations on your new rank.

Warren, HP Enterprise Community Managing Administrator

 


If that is the explanation I don't get it ...

 

For example "random picked user" http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/568281

 

Founder Status, registered 2008, 262 Posts, 28 Kudos

 

Oposite: Hein van den Heuvel: 

 

No Founder Status, registered 2003, 4768 posts, 1265 Kudos

 

Looking at that explanation and the numbers Hein deserves it much more to get a FOUNDER Flag.

 

My 2 Cent,

Stephan

 

PS: Just to confirm - daily message is still coming

 

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Pete Randall
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Message 19 of 34 (1,569 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

[ Edited ]

Ahh, but Hein got the mysterious "HP Alliance" flag instead!  Perhaps that's even better - but we may never know!


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Hein van den Heuvel
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Message 20 of 34 (1,568 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

 

Stephan> Looking at that explanation and the numbers Hein deserves it much more to get a FOUNDER Flag.

 

I noticed that alsa. That's why I replied earlier: An other rule appears to be 'HP Alliance' trumps 'Founder'.

 

And that's ok, a single 'ribbon' is plenty, notably for the topic markings.

But maybe a persons PROFILE page could show multiple ribbons as appropriate?

 

 Hein


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Pete Randall
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Message 21 of 34 (1,606 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Oh - those are ribbons???  Who knew?


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Hein van den Heuvel
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Message 22 of 34 (1,602 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

>> Oh - those are ribbons???  Who knew?

 

Nobody knew. I just made that term up. Kudo for that?! :-) . Maybe it will stick. 

 

Cheers,
Hein.

 

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Stephan.
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Message 23 of 34 (1,600 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Hmm ok, my guess with the alliance flag is HP Partner status - so you are flagged of as Part of HP Alliance.

 

And more worth then Founder, ok not my opinion but possible. Leaves the question how someone with 260 posts get the same title for his outstanding contribution as the well known names.

 

I really miss something like:

 

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V. Nyga
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Message 24 of 34 (1,593 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

Just one info - I don`t get daily congrats - maybe something to do with status 'HP ALLIANCE'?

Some ribbons to earn? COOOOL ;-)

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Jeremy Begg
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Message 25 of 34 (1,579 Views)

Re: daily "Congratulations! You have a new rank" messages?

FWIW ... I too am getting daily private messages advising me that my status has been updated to "valued contributor".  I haven't posted anything for a week (until today) so I don't think it's triggered by my activity.

 

While the messages themselves aren't a big deal, I'm inclined to turn off the "send me email when someone sends me a private message" function.  Which means that if a user sends me a genuine private message I won't know about it until I next visit the site.  In other words the daily spams are reducing the value of the functionality.

 

BTW, I believe the "HP Alliance" ribbon is for any one who is an HP business partner or AllianceOne (DSPP) member.

 

Regards,

Jeremy Begg

 

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