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ThomasBuick01

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:53:08 AM

do points get erased if you don't use them within a certain time frame?
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Don
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:38:42 AM

Ideally we would like to be notified before someone assumes ownership of an account, we did not find out that the user's next of kin was using the account until much later down the road.

Ultimately the person operating the deachgo username was not doing anything abusive, the site owners decided to over-turn the account banning (a decision outside of the moderator's hands).

That is why the deachgo consecutive day count was set back to 0 and was allowed to participate in the site.

This is off topic and the OP's question has been answered.

-Don



[Edited by: Don at 4/26/2013 11:39:37 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 10:20:40 PM

"We were made aware long ago that a relative of deachgo assumed ownership of the account."

And correct me if I'm wrong, but that is against site policy, isn't it?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 7:19:50 PM

So Don, are you saying that if someone wants to give up their high point account they can let someone else assume it?
I think that a memorial area should be sufficient but when a member passes, their account should pass with them, not to someone else.
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Don
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 6:41:47 PM

"deachgo still gets them and he has died CK."

We were made aware long ago that a relative of deachgo assumed ownership of the account.

To answer the OP, no, your total points balance (points accumulated over the lifetime of your account) will never be reset, and the points in your available points balance (points used to exchange for contest entries) will never be erased or disappear unless you exchange those points for a certain number of tickets.

-Don
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 4:09:32 PM

To anser your question, no, points do not get erased if you don't use them within a certain time frame.

Your points accumulate as long as you're a Gas Buddy member. You continue to accumulate your total point count, which is what is seen by other members, however your total "active" points, that is the points you have remaining, is the number of total points minus 1,000 points for each "drawing ticket" you buy to enter the drawing.

For example, you have earned 3,260 points as of the time of this post. That's the points total that we can see you've earned during your membership. You may have, however, "bought" two tickets for the upcoming or previous drawing, and would then have 1,260 points left to "spend". The total points earned is not reduced (as long as you're a Gas Buddy member) and the points you haven't "spent" yet will continue to be yours indefinitely.

Does that answer your question?
If so, can this topic be closed by the moderators?
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 2:34:15 PM

deachgo still gets them and he has died CK.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 2:23:43 PM

"You must use them before you die."

Why?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 2:23:16 PM

You must use them before you die.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 1:50:20 PM

What points?
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 12:29:58 PM

No.
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