Oh! points encourage people.
You know it's bull when they actually have to explain in their UI why they have a certain bogus feature implemented at all. If it's not obvious ...hmm?
Can you imagine other functions worded the same way?
"Post Message" - this allows people to see the post you wrote, so they can answer for points and you can track answers.
It would be a big button.
I call Jive on this one! That's Jived up, man! That's Jived up...
Mark this thread as a Question - this encourages people to answer for points and helps you track answers
as to why a intellegent sane person would end up in a pointless quest where we all have to track the answers, which in themselves are pointless.
this encourages people to answer for points
Since when did people need bribing to answer? Infantile.
I do notice a big increase in "thank you" followed by "you're welcome" followed by six other back and forth post-count inflating inanities.
Is that a word? If it isn't it should be. In fact, we need an "inanity" flag. I nominate this post.
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