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Pork Coins
Cradz
11/12/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
What are coins?
Coins is a new "currency" for use on this site only and is currently under development. There are 3 different coins to earn, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

How can I get them?
They are currently earned via various activities on the site including simply logging on every day (50 Bronze Coins per day) and posting publically on the forums and chat rooms (1 Bronze Coin per post). In the future you'll be able to earn coins by purchasing a paying membership, attending events and playing various games that are also currently under development.

You do not have to use the testing site to earn coins. They are calculated via our database so all sites (including classic) are included.

There is a maximum of 500 Bronze Coins (or 5 Silver Coins) earned per day. Coins earned today are automatically calculated and added to accounts the following day (around 2:15AM server time).

Users who abuse any feature to artificially inflate their coins (such as posting the same post or very similar post multiple times) will be fined in addition to losing coins earned through such methods. We may also fine users who break other rules in addition to any ban imposed at the discretion of site admin. Coins are not earned via pager messages or private messages as our security team needs to be able to view messages for any abuse reported.

How can I view my current balance?
Your balance is shown at the top right of most pages on the site (except chat rooms). Click on your coins and it'll take you to a page with various options including viewing your coin log.

How can I spend them?
You can currently tip other members coins.

In the future you will be able to buy unique Nickname Titles, Premium Nicknames (such as names with spaces or special characters not currently allowed and subject to admin approval), increasing slots, buying additional bids during icon auctions, reducing the cost of paid memberships and purchase icons. Coins will not be redeemable for real money.

Exchange Rate
Coins are automatically exchanged as follows:
100 Bronze Coins = 1 Silver Coin
100 Silver Coins = 1 Gold Coin

Example 1: If you purchase an item for 50 copper and have 1 silver then your account balance after the purchase will be 50 copper.
Example 2: You have 50 copper in your account and earn 50 copper for a day of chatting then your account balance will then be 1 silver (1 silver = 100 copper).

Edited: 5/19/2018 by Cradz
Post #1040582 Back to top ▲
11/12/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
What are coins?
Coins is a new "currency" for use on this site only and is currently under development. There are 3 different coins to earn, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

How can I get them?
They are currently earned via various activities on the site including simply logging on every day (50 Bronze Coins per day) and posting publically on the forums and chat rooms (1 Bronze Coin per post). In the future you'll be able to earn coins by purchasing a paying membership, attending events and playing various games that are also currently under development.

You do not have to use the testing site to earn coins. They are calculated via our database so all sites (including classic) are included.

There is a maximum of 500 Bronze Coins (or 5 Silver Coins) earned per day. Coins earned today are automatically calculated and added to accounts the following day (around 2:15AM server time).

Users who abuse any feature to artificially inflate their coins (such as posting the same post or very similar post multiple times) will be fined in addition to losing coins earned through such methods. We may also fine users who break other rules in addition to any ban imposed at the discretion of site admin. Coins are not earned via pager messages or private messages as our security team needs to be able to view messages for any abuse reported.

How can I view my current balance?
Your balance is shown at the top right of most pages on the site (except chat rooms). Click on your coins and it'll take you to a page with various options including viewing your coin log.

How can I spend them?
You can currently tip other members coins.

In the future you will be able to buy unique Nickname Titles, Premium Nicknames (such as names with spaces or special characters not currently allowed and subject to admin approval), increasing slots, buying additional bids during icon auctions, reducing the cost of paid memberships and purchase icons. Coins will not be redeemable for real money.

Exchange Rate
Coins are automatically exchanged as follows:
100 Bronze Coins = 1 Silver Coin
100 Silver Coins = 1 Gold Coin

Example 1: If you purchase an item for 50 copper and have 1 silver then your account balance after the purchase will be 50 copper.
Example 2: You have 50 copper in your account and earn 50 copper for a day of chatting then your account balance will then be 1 silver (1 silver = 100 copper).

Edited: 5/19/2018 by Cradz
Post #1040582
Andrea
11/12/2017   
 
Member
Great idea! I love it...good incentive for people to come around.

and this is why you are the genius in charge!
Post #1040583 Back to top ▲
11/12/2017
 
Andrea
Member
Great idea! I love it...good incentive for people to come around.

and this is why you are the genius in charge!
Post #1040583
Cradz
11/12/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
Andrea (11/12/2017)
Great idea! I love it...good incentive for people to come around.

and this is why you are the genius in charge!


lol I don't know about that if I were a genius I'd have changed the site years ago before Facebook and forced you to use your real name and disclose way too much information about yourself. Who knew? Tongue
Post #1040584 Back to top ▲
11/12/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
Andrea (11/12/2017)
Great idea! I love it...good incentive for people to come around.

and this is why you are the genius in charge!


lol I don't know about that if I were a genius I'd have changed the site years ago before Facebook and forced you to use your real name and disclose way too much information about yourself. Who knew? Tongue
Post #1040584
~*angel*~
11/13/2017   
 
Member
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?
Post #1040585 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
~*angel*~
Member
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?
Post #1040585
Cradz
11/13/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.
Post #1040586 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.
Post #1040586
isabelle
11/13/2017   
 
would posts made in red count? use of the pager?
will this just encourage motormouth annoying folk to "step it up" (don't ask me which people that is.. i am not pointing fingers) Or would the coins be earned with sitewide activity?
is sure i will have more questions..lol but that's it for now.
Post #1040588 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
would posts made in red count? use of the pager?
will this just encourage motormouth annoying folk to "step it up" (don't ask me which people that is.. i am not pointing fingers) Or would the coins be earned with sitewide activity?
is sure i will have more questions..lol but that's it for now.
Post #1040588
~*sweetmissbehavin*~
11/13/2017   
 
submissive
Cradz (11/12/2017)
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.


Just in public rooms, or would posts in private rooms also count?


~Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.~ Judy Garland
Post #1040589 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
Cradz (11/12/2017)
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.


Just in public rooms, or would posts in private rooms also count?


~Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.~ Judy Garland
Post #1040589
isabelle
11/13/2017   
 
maybe

site wide activity...including private activity and private room activity earns points to buy coins to spin for a chance at prizes..

coins won for buying a membership or upgrading one
buying a room
buying slots
for referring a friend that buys a membership

from small to large
more coins
a single slot..a week of membership
5 slots...a month of member ship on up to a free 6 month or more..of course you would have t have better odds of the smaller prizes..as well as someway for the winnings to be auto added to a person's accunt

yada yada .some spins winning tiny some winning big..my thoughts..take what ya like leaves the rest.
Post #1040590 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
maybe

site wide activity...including private activity and private room activity earns points to buy coins to spin for a chance at prizes..

coins won for buying a membership or upgrading one
buying a room
buying slots
for referring a friend that buys a membership

from small to large
more coins
a single slot..a week of membership
5 slots...a month of member ship on up to a free 6 month or more..of course you would have t have better odds of the smaller prizes..as well as someway for the winnings to be auto added to a person's accunt

yada yada .some spins winning tiny some winning big..my thoughts..take what ya like leaves the rest.
Post #1040590
Cradz
11/13/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
~*sweetmissbehavin*~ (11/12/2017)
Cradz (11/12/2017)
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.


Just in public rooms, or would posts in private rooms also count?


What's your thought?

Perhaps different amounts depending on the activity. I would think since the goal is to encourage more active users and especially in the public rooms you'd get more coins per post in a public room than private.
Post #1040593 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
~*sweetmissbehavin*~ (11/12/2017)
Cradz (11/12/2017)
~*angel*~ (11/12/2017)
Coins for every post in a chat room or forum?


I would think both.

Obviously need some limits or restrictions to prevent abusing by just posting junk post after post.


Just in public rooms, or would posts in private rooms also count?


What's your thought?

Perhaps different amounts depending on the activity. I would think since the goal is to encourage more active users and especially in the public rooms you'd get more coins per post in a public room than private.
Post #1040593
Cradz
11/13/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (11/12/2017)
maybe

site wide activity...including private activity and private room activity earns points to buy coins to spin for a chance at prizes..

coins won for buying a membership or upgrading one
buying a room
buying slots
for referring a friend that buys a membership

from small to large
more coins
a single slot..a week of membership
5 slots...a month of member ship on up to a free 6 month or more..of course you would have t have better odds of the smaller prizes..as well as someway for the winnings to be auto added to a person's accunt

yada yada .some spins winning tiny some winning big..my thoughts..take what ya like leaves the rest.


Thanks. There you go... although might be some issues with some countries with random chance "loot boxes".

Perhaps memberships cost a lot of coins or you get a coupon for x% off your next paid membership. That would mean active users get to use the site for cheaper.
Post #1040594 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (11/12/2017)
maybe

site wide activity...including private activity and private room activity earns points to buy coins to spin for a chance at prizes..

coins won for buying a membership or upgrading one
buying a room
buying slots
for referring a friend that buys a membership

from small to large
more coins
a single slot..a week of membership
5 slots...a month of member ship on up to a free 6 month or more..of course you would have t have better odds of the smaller prizes..as well as someway for the winnings to be auto added to a person's accunt

yada yada .some spins winning tiny some winning big..my thoughts..take what ya like leaves the rest.


Thanks. There you go... although might be some issues with some countries with random chance "loot boxes".

Perhaps memberships cost a lot of coins or you get a coupon for x% off your next paid membership. That would mean active users get to use the site for cheaper.
Post #1040594
isabelle
11/13/2017   
 
I think it would have to say somewhere on it that coins have no rt value or some such. You are welcome.
Post #1040597 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
I think it would have to say somewhere on it that coins have no rt value or some such. You are welcome.
Post #1040597
aka-
11/13/2017   
 
Member

Hey Cradz,

Great idea and love that you are trying to encourage activity to the site.

With the world of 'all these other offline options' it's difficult to keep attention but you do know you have a wonderful core group of members who are here to participate and support you and the pork.

When the room is full - it's exciting and engaging - and everyone participating typically has a great time. Maybe do something like UBER does and have a 'SURGE' hour - whereby members that log on during the SURGE get a certain amount of 'coins'. This might encourage members to look at schedules and calendar their participation rather than just an occasional 'look in' or 'lurk in'

For use of spend of 'coins' - I really like the idea of purchasing other user icons. Icons seem to be the key ingredient here; and with so many awesome members who have 'branded' themselves thru icons; to have an ICON THRIFT SHOP that users auction off from their 'closet' might facilitate some fun exchange and negotiation where 'coins' become useful. Animated icons and 'gifs' could be premium 'coin' priced, etc.

Just a riff on ideas to help support your thoughts Smile Smile Smile
Post #1040599 Back to top ▲
11/13/2017
 
aka-
Member

Hey Cradz,

Great idea and love that you are trying to encourage activity to the site.

With the world of 'all these other offline options' it's difficult to keep attention but you do know you have a wonderful core group of members who are here to participate and support you and the pork.

When the room is full - it's exciting and engaging - and everyone participating typically has a great time. Maybe do something like UBER does and have a 'SURGE' hour - whereby members that log on during the SURGE get a certain amount of 'coins'. This might encourage members to look at schedules and calendar their participation rather than just an occasional 'look in' or 'lurk in'

For use of spend of 'coins' - I really like the idea of purchasing other user icons. Icons seem to be the key ingredient here; and with so many awesome members who have 'branded' themselves thru icons; to have an ICON THRIFT SHOP that users auction off from their 'closet' might facilitate some fun exchange and negotiation where 'coins' become useful. Animated icons and 'gifs' could be premium 'coin' priced, etc.

Just a riff on ideas to help support your thoughts Smile Smile Smile
Post #1040599
Cradz
11/17/2017   
 
The Owner
The Owner
aka-

Yea maybe have some off-peak bonus hours too to encourage chat during much slower periods.


isabelle

Aye, like our Gift Certificates that have no value except on our site.
Post #1040614 Back to top ▲
11/17/2017
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
aka-

Yea maybe have some off-peak bonus hours too to encourage chat during much slower periods.


isabelle

Aye, like our Gift Certificates that have no value except on our site.
Post #1040614
Torrent
11/19/2017   
 
Founding Member You went to some trouble to create some new rooms recently...perhaps some incentive to visit those rooms would be a few extra coins, if visited during certain times?
What about “treasure hunts” around the site, with coins being the payout?
I could see some competitiveness arising. Maybe a status that goes along with coin account levels?
Then people would amass them for competition of status, and not redeem them, so that may not be a great idea *L*
Post #1040643 Back to top ▲
11/19/2017
 
Torrent
Founding Member
You went to some trouble to create some new rooms recently...perhaps some incentive to visit those rooms would be a few extra coins, if visited during certain times?
What about “treasure hunts” around the site, with coins being the payout?
I could see some competitiveness arising. Maybe a status that goes along with coin account levels?
Then people would amass them for competition of status, and not redeem them, so that may not be a great idea *L*
Post #1040643
TerriBerri
11/19/2017   
 
Member
I don’t have time to chat much these days, as my life is much more hectic right now. But I do try to get in when I can.
I do like the idea of ‘Pork Coins’. I may not earn very much, lol, but I’d like to participate when I can. Haha. Coin shop would be cool. Buying others icons that may be called dupe would be nice.
Just an FYI....I miss being a regular..
Post #1040647 Back to top ▲
11/19/2017
 
TerriBerri
Member
I don’t have time to chat much these days, as my life is much more hectic right now. But I do try to get in when I can.
I do like the idea of ‘Pork Coins’. I may not earn very much, lol, but I’d like to participate when I can. Haha. Coin shop would be cool. Buying others icons that may be called dupe would be nice.
Just an FYI....I miss being a regular..
Post #1040647
isabelle
1/12/2018   
 
do you have to add them all up yourself? or is there a complete total place somewhere i am missing?
Post #1041387 Back to top ▲
1/12/2018
 
do you have to add them all up yourself? or is there a complete total place somewhere i am missing?
Post #1041387
Cradz
1/12/2018   
 
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (1/12/2018)
do you have to add them all up yourself? or is there a complete total place somewhere i am missing?


On the new site code currently under testing at https://www.nhb-chat.com it's shown at the top of every page next to your pager message count.

There is a log of coins earned per day and I'll be adding to this page as we add features such as Coins Sent and Coins Received which will track if you sent or received coins to another member.

Edited: 1/12/2018 by Cradz
Post #1041390 Back to top ▲
1/12/2018
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (1/12/2018)
do you have to add them all up yourself? or is there a complete total place somewhere i am missing?


On the new site code currently under testing at https://www.nhb-chat.com it's shown at the top of every page next to your pager message count.

There is a log of coins earned per day and I'll be adding to this page as we add features such as Coins Sent and Coins Received which will track if you sent or received coins to another member.

Edited: 1/12/2018 by Cradz
Post #1041390
Cradz
1/12/2018   
 
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (11/12/2017)
would posts made in red count? use of the pager?
will this just encourage motormouth annoying folk to "step it up" (don't ask me which people that is.. i am not pointing fingers) Or would the coins be earned with sitewide activity?
is sure i will have more questions..lol but that's it for now.


Only public posts are counted as we need to allow security access to view messages that generate coins.

Currently this does include private rooms although that might change if abused.
Post #1041392 Back to top ▲
1/12/2018
 
Cradz
The Owner
The Owner
isabelle (11/12/2017)
would posts made in red count? use of the pager?
will this just encourage motormouth annoying folk to "step it up" (don't ask me which people that is.. i am not pointing fingers) Or would the coins be earned with sitewide activity?
is sure i will have more questions..lol but that's it for now.


Only public posts are counted as we need to allow security access to view messages that generate coins.

Currently this does include private rooms although that might change if abused.
Post #1041392
~SI~
2/24/2018   
 
Here are a few ideas/suggetions:

1.) I like the idea of receiving a coin for every post, but I am of the sort that likes to respond to multiple posts in the room which sometimes leads to very lengthy posts rather than 'spamming' the room with a bunch of smaller posts. I was thinking perhaps additional coin/s for those posts that reach a certain character limit?

2.) As someone who likes to make icons and enjoys animation, I often run into that ceiling when it comes to the file size of an icon. Another idea would be that upon uploading an icon that goes over the limit, giving the user the option to pay coins to upload a larger file. I'm all for their being another ceiling to limit the files from reaching the MB file size to help keep the room refreshing smoothly and to keep some folks data limits from bombing, but maybe something simple like doubling it would help. I've made plenty of icons that are animated and often run into that ceiling.

3.) I'm not a fan of the idea of people being able to purchase other users icons. If they are ones that folks haven't used in quite some time and they personally would like to auction them off, that I can understand. Or if they are icons associated with an inactive account, I get also. There are plenty of icons that users use quite frequently and the idea of someone being able to buy those seems hinky. I remember when denizens here tried to combat the dupe policy, even voted on it a time or two, and the dupe policy always remained. It just seems that this would negate that.

Lastly, this doesn't have to do with the coins, but since I'm on the topic of icons -- what about a reverse image search within the confines of The Pork? This would help people see if the blank they are wanting to turn into an icon is already in use. Going a step further, maybe even showing the last time the person with that icon used it?

Those are just a few ideas/suggestions.

Edited: 2/24/2018 by ~SI~
Post #1043275 Back to top ▲
2/24/2018
 
Here are a few ideas/suggetions:

1.) I like the idea of receiving a coin for every post, but I am of the sort that likes to respond to multiple posts in the room which sometimes leads to very lengthy posts rather than 'spamming' the room with a bunch of smaller posts. I was thinking perhaps additional coin/s for those posts that reach a certain character limit?

2.) As someone who likes to make icons and enjoys animation, I often run into that ceiling when it comes to the file size of an icon. Another idea would be that upon uploading an icon that goes over the limit, giving the user the option to pay coins to upload a larger file. I'm all for their being another ceiling to limit the files from reaching the MB file size to help keep the room refreshing smoothly and to keep some folks data limits from bombing, but maybe something simple like doubling it would help. I've made plenty of icons that are animated and often run into that ceiling.

3.) I'm not a fan of the idea of people being able to purchase other users icons. If they are ones that folks haven't used in quite some time and they personally would like to auction them off, that I can understand. Or if they are icons associated with an inactive account, I get also. There are plenty of icons that users use quite frequently and the idea of someone being able to buy those seems hinky. I remember when denizens here tried to combat the dupe policy, even voted on it a time or two, and the dupe policy always remained. It just seems that this would negate that.

Lastly, this doesn't have to do with the coins, but since I'm on the topic of icons -- what about a reverse image search within the confines of The Pork? This would help people see if the blank they are wanting to turn into an icon is already in use. Going a step further, maybe even showing the last time the person with that icon used it?

Those are just a few ideas/suggestions.

Edited: 2/24/2018 by ~SI~
Post #1043275
*Trinna*
2/24/2018   
 
Graphics Director
Graphics Director
For me personally, and I am writing this as a paying member ONLY,
I don't want people to be able to check to see if I have an icon ....
to me, that seems like an invasion of privacy.

As the dupe rule stands now, members have to contact Graphics to
even call dupe. Most members are inclined not to even bother, as
they realize that people chat at different times, and odds are low
that the two would use the icon at the same time.

Regarding how many coins a member receives, not everyone is
wordy ... I'm the type of chatter who "gets in and gets out" the
less I have to type the better, and for me, it's easier to post
to either one or two other people at a time. I rather not have
to read through a lot of things that wouldn't necessarily be
interesting for me.

I thought the purchasing of icons was for freelancers just to
earn coins for other things? Perhaps I'm mistaken here, God
knows, I could be LOL.

As for increasing the file size, I happen to agree with that, and
was going to ask Cradz if we could. Some colorful images go
over the 100kb and animations certainly do. It's easy to get
around the file size for regular images by compressing them,
and not losing clarity, etc., however, for animation it's more
difficult and not always possible, unless you have an animation
program (which I do) that compresses to the size you need.

So as a paying member, that's my two cents LOL.
Post #1043278 Back to top ▲
2/24/2018
 
*Trinna*
Graphics Director
Graphics Director
For me personally, and I am writing this as a paying member ONLY,
I don't want people to be able to check to see if I have an icon ....
to me, that seems like an invasion of privacy.

As the dupe rule stands now, members have to contact Graphics to
even call dupe. Most members are inclined not to even bother, as
they realize that people chat at different times, and odds are low
that the two would use the icon at the same time.

Regarding how many coins a member receives, not everyone is
wordy ... I'm the type of chatter who "gets in and gets out" the
less I have to type the better, and for me, it's easier to post
to either one or two other people at a time. I rather not have
to read through a lot of things that wouldn't necessarily be
interesting for me.

I thought the purchasing of icons was for freelancers just to
earn coins for other things? Perhaps I'm mistaken here, God
knows, I could be LOL.

As for increasing the file size, I happen to agree with that, and
was going to ask Cradz if we could. Some colorful images go
over the 100kb and animations certainly do. It's easy to get
around the file size for regular images by compressing them,
and not losing clarity, etc., however, for animation it's more
difficult and not always possible, unless you have an animation
program (which I do) that compresses to the size you need.

So as a paying member, that's my two cents LOL.
Post #1043278
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