I have a question regarding how the Author Reputation points are computed. Note that I have published until now 4 articles and I know that each downloads generate 1 points, each bookmark 5 points, each upgrade vote 10 points, etc.
1)I have a total (for all 4 articles) of 9419 downloads => 9419 points;
2)A total of 330 bookmarks => 330*5 = 5 = 1650 points;
3)A total of 106 votes, and more then 90% of them are the maximum value 5;
4)Also I gain some points when the article is published;
If I add only the points from 1) and 2) => 11069 Author points, but in the CodeProject UI I am having only 9268 Author points. Why is this big difference?
There are limits on how many of the same event per day can occur.
For instance there is the limit of 50 up-votes a day (so you will only get points for those 50 up-votes even if you got 60 up-votes in that day).
Not saying that that is the cause but it could be.
Altough since the max bookmark = 1000 a day and there is no limit on downloads there does seem to be something wrong.
This has been asked earlier[^] too. Adding to Tom's reply, you don't get points every download. It's once per unique download. By unique, I mean, if I download 10 times you will get points only once (+1 only) but download count will be +10.
Bad memory? HD Broken? Lamer internet provider?...
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpfull answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Ok, It would have been a nice feature though. My Code Project account is linked to my work email and I cannot easily access my work email from home. My home email is gmail and my company security block me from accessing gmail. Now I'm having to have 2 Code Project accounts... sucks... I'll definitally have a look at the advice you gave. ;
"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence."
At last a comparison! Please recall a comment I made here in bugs&sugs about the workaround I had come up with in order to sign into this website; if I myself can recall it .. it went "It's ok, I've got a workaround: Pressing Alt then holding it while I right click my cursor on the ghost dropdown I activate with my mouse-over during sign-in gives me access to the textbox and I can type into it".
Not the exact wording. These things age like fine camembart ... usually. But not this time. Please make this small-dog-at-eye-level-coffee-table-camembert happy by recoding the dropdown for this control EXACTLY LIKE the "Forum Message" comments awaiting/count "View all notifications" control.
THERE ... all I have to do is move my pointer to any "Re:" or "view all notifications" and just click to access.
Yes/yes(no). The sign-in disappears BUT is touchy. And by that I mean using ALT I can activate it's second-clickedness.That second click is also where I could type in the two sign-in parameters. There are two so I'm saying to myself "typing in the top textbox my address, I'm going to have to click again to type in my password".
The notifications works as expected. There's no need to use ALT to keep it from vanishing as I descend the control with my mouse "overing", if you will. And that's the essential difference, two textbox inputs as opposed to one or more notification underscore-highlighting-on-mouse-over links.
Recall how skiddish these "transparent" HTML dropdowns were way back when they first appeared. Sometimes they showed text through them and sometimes they had utterly no &hoTkey (T) activation patency, etc.
I'll be the first to admit that the days of my dark-background/light-foreground "Tools/Internet Options/General-Accessibility/Formatting/all-ticked" are probably numbered and that using a mouse, as the new workaround proposed below suggests ... really, if only the keyword weren't "click" here.
Will say this, in my defense, other sites don't hassle me this way.
Seriously though, it could be your email server, or something in between. Our code doesn't loop 4 times and if we had a systemic issue like then chances are we would have seen it either in testing or real life, not to mention the hordes of angry people yelling at us.
If you can look at the meta data on the emails themselves you'll be able to check if they are the same (as in, the exact same) email, or if they are separate emails we've sent individually. That may help narrow down what's happening.
Seriously though, it could be your email server, or something in between.
No, because I got the notification 4 times near my name at the top right hand side of the page, too.
You know, this shiny white number on the red background (Which is always above 1000 on your account )...
I tend more to Matthews idea, what happens if the poster of an answer does edit the answer right after posting it?
I have seen the multiple notifications, but never multiple emails.
This is not as bad as another site I used to be on (I think they shut down), where each reply would give around 50-100 notifications/emails. I terminated my account there (as did most other members) after the site's development team said that was 'by design'. WTF?