“Where are my points?” It seams like this is the biggest frustration that SDN is giving you Webloggers and we understand, you go through the effort to write something helpful even with screen shots and links (hopefully with the tag target=”_blank” for external). Fight with the ancient editor, post it and even get good feedback – and then nothing for days.
I heard some say it takes up to three weeks until the points finally arrive. That must have been reverse warp time and I apologize.
From now on Instant Gratification at least the 40 base points will be given automatically as soon as you set your post to final. What a relief 🙂
To make sure that the points are posted to the right development area category we added one more drop down field when creating your Weblog post: Points Development Area. You can select only one. Therefore a Weblog post can be listed in different development areas of SDN, but the points count only in one. Pretty straight forward.
Yes, we will still go over the Weblogs and give extra points for exceptional ones. We will try to do this once a week.
Of course we have better things to do then rechecking points for posts. Therefore only in exceptional cases send us an email if you think we have not giving you enough points for your work.
Enjoy the new functionality.
Bonus: I was asked to present at the 2005 National Youth Leadership Forum on the 30th of March about work and life and stuff. It should be an interactive session, so I created a group Weblog called Good to Know where I am collecting things that are good to know for 13 year olds. If you have a link or two post a comment.