I'm amused at the new "achievements" page at slashdot. I noticed it a while back when someone friended me and I went to friend him back. But it has a couple of glitches, the biggest of which is nothing you did before April Fool's Day of this year is included.
Unless I'm reading it wrong; there's a "2" before each number, is it the number squared?
For instance, it says I "got a score 5 comment" six times. There's a lot more than six! "Submitted a story that was posted" lists three. That's true for this year only; last year under the mcgrew uid, six were posted. So that's nine. That of course doesn't count the ones I posted under sm62704, which of course it shoudn't.
"Days read in a row" lists two - WTF??? Except on weekends, and most of April and May of this year, I'm almost always here. Maybe it's counting times logged in - but I seldom log out.
It lists, without numbers, The Tagger 2009-03-29, Posted a Comment 2009-02-20, Member of the 5 Digit UID Club 2009-03-27, The Maker 2009-03-27, Comedian 2009-03-27, Had a Comment Modded Up 2009-03-27
It's seldom that I don't get a message "comment moderation", and most of them are up-mods.
I haven't tagged a story in a long time. The FAQ doesn't say what "the maker" is. "The comedian" is for those who have been modded 5, funny; I get lots of those, but no number in the "achievements" page.
I don't get it.
Another thing I don't get is why the "no karma bonus" box doesn't seem to work. Even if I check the box it starts at 1, and there are lots of times I need it (e.g., "OT-Your Sig").
The FAQ page could use a little work - for instance, on the "achievements" FAQ it lists the "five digit UID club" and says "really? You need an explanation?" Well, no, but I have no clue what "the maker" is and can't find it anywhere.
Under "How do I find other people's journals?" it says "To find other users journals, go to your friends list. There it will show the latest journals of your friends. To search and find a strangers journal use the Slashdot search feature." Better is to just click their user name in a comment they've posted, then click "journals". Even faster is just typing the path in, where user is the person's user name, it's http://www.slashdot.org/~user/journal. For example, my journal is at http://www.slashdot.org/~mcgrew/journal.
What's that "maker" thing? Does anybody reading this know?