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Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 12:21:55 PM

Have you ever thought about giving points for adding new stations and/or pictures? I've added at least 5 stations in my area that have been here a while. It takes a bit of time to add a station's details...a few points would encourage folks to get stations listed and pictures posted that are not already part of the master list.
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Champion Author Virginia

Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 10:18:52 AM

There is no reason to bring back to life a 2 year old thread, unless you really have something new to add to the discussion.
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Champion Author Arkansas

Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 8:51:16 AM

After a station is added, you then have additional points earning possibilities, so earning points for added stations to the MSL would be bad news.
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Champion Author Orange County

Joined:Oct 2001
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 6:10:56 PM

Not going to happen.

But as is normally the case, the person asking for ways to earn more points hasn't been maximizing the points they could earn.
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Champion Author Winnipeg

Joined:Oct 2002
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 5:08:30 PM

In some areas, 90% of the entries were created by half a dozen members. If points were to be given now for adding stations, those of us that created (and verified when we had to do that) would be owed millions of points to be fair.
We put in a lot of work, and some of us in at the start of the MSL make entries and corrections to this day, and we did it for the good of everybody, not for points.
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 4:37:00 PM

CelticHeart is absolutely correct. Those of us who were around at the inception of the MSL received no points for adding stations and none should be given now.
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Champion Author Detroit

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 3:45:25 PM

Points were never offered when we ALL worked together on creating the MSL a number of years ago. They are not going to happen now when a few stations are added.
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Champion Author Virginia

Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 1:14:25 PM

Both have been suggested many, many times in the past. Not gonna happen. People would end up adding duplicates or making up stations just to get points. I think the mods have decided that the MSL is a labor of love that is best left to those who will add to it just because they care and it is the right thing to do. A points incentive is not necessary.

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 8/28/2011 1:15:41 PM EST]
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