Dotnetspider makes you march ahead more active ...
Just yesterday I had a chance to peek at the Diamond Level of Dotnetspider which I have discussed over here. But sometime late night when I was checking the profile pages, it had come back to Gold level again. But, as part of a response to another query, the webmaster of the site was kind enough to unravel the mystery. :)
The process of 'Level Launch' had one more phase that was released yesterday the essence of which goes like this:
"Calculating from the date of registration, the top members are deducted a few points (you can find it Adjusted Points in the profile page. This is basically to ensure that a few members do not block the top rows for ever and then do not participate for a said prolonger period." If you can closely observe, the other forum website (http://www.community-credit.com/) has also a similar feature to encourage more vibrant participation. They call it as 'Credit Curves'.
We see the following advantages due to this new feature in Dotnetspider:
1) More excitement
2) Vibrant Participation from all members to compete in the 'Top Honors' list.
3) Avoidance of any kind of stagnation or squatting by a few people in the 'Top Honors' list. Of course, if there is an active participation from your side, you keep clinging on to your position.
With this, my current profile set reflects the following stats as of 23rd December 2007 1450 hours. You can also check it out from here anyway.
1) Total Points: 5008
2) Adjusted Points: 3988 (About 1020 points have been offset calculating from the date of registration 07th March 2005)
3) Effective Points: 2988 (Effective Points = Total Points - Gifts Recieved)
4) Member Level: Gold