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jib_tech
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?

@jonahmt21 

I've gotten top 50% a couple of times. It's not that hard. If you've got some questions to ask or you post some answers. Bravo people. Kinda cool to learn something new once in awhile. It kills time on the bus or when I can't sleep like tonight. Buck off your Bill!

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@jib_tech wrote:

@jonahmt21 

I've gotten top 50% a couple of times. It's not that hard. If you've got some questions to ask or you post some answers. Bravo people. Kinda cool to learn something new once in awhile. It kills time on the bus or when I can't sleep like tonight. Buck off your Bill!


I agree that top 50% is achievable with a small amount of effort, but giving bravos doesn't earn rewards.

chainsawcowboy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?

@computergeek541 

Lol! No but I'm pretty sure receiving them does! You get what give eh!

barndoor
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@jib_tech wrote:

@jonahmt21 

I've gotten top 50% a couple of times. It's not that hard. If you've got some questions to ask or you post some answers. Bravo people. Kinda cool to learn something new once in awhile. It kills time on the bus or when I can't sleep like tonight. Buck off your Bill!


Yup ...make a congratulatory  post in a top contributors thread  and receive 15-20  bravos  and make 2 or three additional posts and that should get you in the top 50 % .  Throw in another  20-30 posts and should make top  25% . Of course these numbers will vary depending on the number of people posting during the month . For me the key message is ..if you are learning something the extra buck or two is great ....when you stop learning or receive no psychological benefit then you just become a very poorly paid PM CSA  with no benefits . 

 

t_p
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?

@jonahmt21 

Let's rephrase your question:

Do I have to work hard to get a couple of bucks a month?

If that's what you mean, then the short answer is Yes.

There are easier ways to achieve that goal like picking up empties in your neighborhood like some like to say.

But to stay practical, it depends on how many members are participating in the debates in a particular month. Probably you'd need a minimum of a dozen posts, which means you'll have to read, do some research, think then do some meaningful writing, all of which would take a minimum of an hour (or two in my case cos I'm a slow thinker and even slower typer!)

So, let's put the monetary rewards aside because we're basically doing volunteer work here. And as in all volunteer work, it's often a thankless job that brings its lot of disappointment , like when members who ask for help never bother to follow up their thread or giving feedback.

However you do get a kick when some ideas you put up help an user solve his/her issues. For those members who have come back and given me their heartfelt thanks because I've offered them a solution to get out of a real bind, I'll do it for free, again and again.

And that, my friend, is worth all the effort you put in.

barndoor
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@t_p wrote:

 

However you do get a kick when some ideas you put up help an user solve his/her issues. For those members who have come back and given me their heartfelt thanks because I've offered them a solution to get out of a real bind, I'll do it for free, again and again.

And that, my friend, is worth all the effort you put in.


Does that mean we should be offering huge kudos to PM for offering up this land of glitches and strange business protocols  with it's constant flow of questions  because it helps us to feel good ? 😀 🤣 

chainsawcowboy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?

@t_p 

I'm not an online kind of guy but by switching to public mobile its forced me into doing more things online. I thought having to ask for help either here or thru customer support would be a pain but instead I have learned much more about how my phone works and the internet in general than I have in the past 5 years in the last 6 months. I have even been able to offer a few suggestions to some other members and helped out a lady friend with her phone too.

Yummy
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@barndoor wrote:


For me the key message is ..if you are learning something the extra buck or two is great 


I agree with you 100%. Getting $1-2 is nice perk to contribute to Community. But the most important (to me at least) is to be able to help other members. I understand how frustrating it could be signing with new service and suddenly - double charge, no calls are coming/going, no SMS, etc.

Meow
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@barndoor wrote:


Does that mean we should be offering huge kudos to PM for offering up this land of glitches and strange business protocols  with it's constant flow of questions  because it helps us to feel good ? 😀 🤣 


Is that similar when in old days very few knew how to program computers and those who did know developed code with very small bugs so they had to fix it fix it fix it all the time? Great job security... Today bugs are called features. No wonder I am getting Win10 weekly updates with new 'features'.

Meow
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How much effort to get to top 50?


@t_p wrote:

However you do get a kick when some ideas you put up help an user solve his/her issues. For those members who have come back and given me their heartfelt thanks because I've offered them a solution to get out of a real bind, I'll do it for free, again and again.

And that, my friend, is worth all the effort you put in.


This is very properly said! 👍

 

I doubt there are people who lurk here 24/7 just to lower monthly bill.

Helping others is the key word here. It is way more rewarding then reading useless tweets from 'celebrities' or 'following' somebody on soc. network.

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