Has anyone noticed this ?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-07-19 21:49:25 -0500
Started 2010-07-17 15:37:09 -0500

Since this site has been redesigned there is an active member activity counter in the lower left hand corner.

I know why it counts forward, but does anyone have an answer for this:

For some strange reason (please explain) why the counter for myself, (Mays) as well as (Bettemachete) has been counting backwards at times.
A possible site defect or a purpose unexplained ?

As of July 16, 2010, my peak numbers were 6,028 and Bettemachete's were 4,000 +.

Our numbers are going in reverse, maybe I'm making too much of this, maybe it's the competitor and trouble shooter in me.

Just curious, maybe a little too curious.


7 replies

MAYS 2010-07-19 20:43:46 -0500 Report

After observing this, I have to be honest, I still don't get it !

kdroberts 2010-07-19 21:05:14 -0500 Report

Based on what John sent you, it's pretty straight foreword. Say it's a 15 day running total and on day 1 you earned 250 points. If on day 16 you only earned 50 your total on day 16 would be 200 less than the day before because the 250 you earned on day 1 is no longer counted but the 50 is instead. Since no one earns the same points each day, the running total is going to fluctuate every day and some days by quite a lot.

MAYS 2010-07-19 21:49:25 -0500 Report

I understand that, then again maybe I'm paying too much attention to it, it's beginning to remind me of my bank account, heading south !

gregsteele 2010-07-18 16:11:31 -0500 Report

MAYS i have the answer my friend you are so active trying to help all of us and help keep us informed that you have outsmarted the bot that runs it congrats love to all GREG

MAYS 2010-07-17 15:56:40 -0500 Report

Good things come to those who wait, maybe I should have checked my mail before posting this discussion, I don't want to seem like a troublemaker.
The answer to the question posted in this discussion has been answered by John, (Community Advocate for Diabetic Connect).

Thanks for your question. That active members section uses a formula to calculate the number of points earned over the most recent time period (I can't remember for sure if it is the most recent 30 days or 14 days or what). But each day, the formula will be looking at a different number of days. So that's why your number will fluctuate, because your activity is not always going to be 100% the same on each day.

Does that make sense?

Thanks for the explanation John,
I really appreciate the time and consideration taken to answer my question.


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