Snapster wrote:congrats - double black
Thank you for the congratulations. I admit that, even though Woot tells me that the black square means I'm better than anybody else, the triangle means more (to me) because I earned it. The square just says I'm a compulsive shopper (I am), and that things like screaming monkeys make me happy (they do).
Snapster wrote:I still question why I deserve 100/100 - it's been slightly too easy to achieve, but I guess more users playing will eventually make me work to uphold it.
Oh, dear. There it is, my inability to keep quiet. You don't deserve it. I don't think I really deserve 100/100 myself, but I know that your participation has been far lower than, say, @catbertthegreat or @sgoman5674 or @anotherhiggins, and then there's Saint Hobbit. It's the difficulty in separating popularity from virtue. You're well known, and popular, and people vote up your comments because of that. I certainly think your Reputation/Popularity should be high, but I'm going to quit while I'm ahead here.
The one telling metric is whether or not someone can vote. Voting implies that they've at least made the effort to *buy* something over here, on regular woot. If I'm trying to decide about a stranger's deal, and it has 1 or more votes, then the first thing I do is click on the user, and then the vote tab. If that poster didn't vote for his own deal, that puts them in the stranger category (instead of the community category) in my own set of definitions.
It takes months to find a customer, but only seconds to lose one. The good news is that we should run out of them in no time.
...and you did.