At 10/13/03 09:43 AM, Jammer_Lammy wrote:
.. I don't understand how I get blam and protect points. It says I'll get em if the movie is either blammed or protected. Once, my vote was the blamming vote, and I didn't get anything at all from it except some targetting animation. <_<
- Essentially the process is to look on the Top 50 (ususally for the first few entries) and vote on a few of those. You'll know if they are eligible for a BLAM or PROTECTION point in 2 ways: If you hover you mouse on over the link to the entry in question, the small box that appears displaying info on the entry will say a score of ?. Also, the other way to tell, is if you click on the entry, and when the play movie screen comes up, you don't see a vote bar (until the entry is fully loaded), no review list (to keep reviews impartial as possible while under judgement, I assume) and a whistle icon (in case there is a problem), you've got yourself a BLAM or PROTECTION point capable film. If you vote on the film (0 or 1), and the movie get's blammed, you get a blam point. If you vote on the film (2,3,4,5) and it's NOT blammed, you get a protection point. This is all buried in the portal FAQ. I've been a coming to NG for several years now, just recently signed up for an account, and have spent my first month with all most no PROTECTION or BLAM points, because I didn't see the FAQ either. Supposedly, only the first 100 votes are eligible for BLAM and PROTECTION points, but I swear I've seen movies with more votes that tell me I'll get point if they are blammed or saved.
-As far as bandwith is concerned, I don't see the problem. Has the hosting company been having problems? Hooking up a few extra PC's (or mirrion site content, or whatever) wouldn't be that hard, I think. Comments?