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  • NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

    Reuters and the BBC (London) newsdesk this morning reported that Petri Points are being traded on eBay at very high levels. Contributors to the well respected computer technology forum, founded and run by Daniel Petri, are able to amass "Reputation Points" for their expert advice given to others. These reputation points, also affectionately known as “Petri Points” are highly regarded as a measure of technical ability and willingness to help others. Points can be added or taken away by other users on the forum and to earn hundreds of points has made some contributors very wealthy. Their online value has reached such a level of desirability that they are being traded on eBay and other auction sites for real-world money, making many of the most regular contributors potentially very wealthy indeed, should they decide to cash them in for actual dollars.

    Selling the points does have a downside however, because the respect gained by having a large number of points is lost as soon as the sale transaction completes, and with purchasers being able to buy points rather than earn them, their intrinsic value will collapse. Urgent talks are being held at the highest levels of finance ministers at an emergency summit in a secret location in Israel to address the complexities of this new financial model and the risks involved in having such an important new “currency” available on the world’s money markets.
    Best wishes,
    PaulH.
    MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

  • #2
    Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

    Tee hee!! .


    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

      Damn it. I was hoping this would stay quiet until I had amassed enough points to buy the Golden Gate Bridge.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

        Hmmm hopefully they are not that expensive so that I can buy them with my Mod salary
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
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        • #5
          Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          Damn it. I was hoping this would stay quiet until I had amassed enough points to buy the Golden Gate Bridge.
          On my humble offering I reckon I could just about afford a model of the Golden Gate bridge, maybe!

          Still saving up......
          Best wishes,
          PaulH.
          MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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          • #6
            Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

            I guess the're sold out on ebay.
            0 items found for: petri point
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

              Biggles bought them all. Boy, does he want that bridge badly!
              Best wishes,
              PaulH.
              MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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              • #8
                Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

                Maybe Biggles bought all those rep points to share it with us.
                He is an administrator so he has a way bigger salary then what the modsquad have
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

                  Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                  He is an administrator so he has a way bigger salary then what the modsquad have
                  Yes, mine is triple what you get so i guess we both get the same.
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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                  • #10
                    Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

                    are we turning into experts-exchange now?
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                    • #11
                      Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

                      Originally posted by DYasny View Post
                      are we turning into experts-exchange now?
                      Ask Simon. (Sembee)
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                      2 2 1 1 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: NEWSFLASH - Petri points available on eBay

                        Originally posted by DYasny View Post
                        are we turning into experts-exchange now?
                        No. We provide the correct answers for people.


                        But pricing does get rather complicated as Biggles has already pointed out - the way I see it is that we charge a fraction of the salary earned by whoever answers the question, that fraction being determined as a proportion of the Petri Points ratio'd to the number of posts by the OP. This is then reverse geared to take into accout the length of service of the poster, and if Mod, multipled by 42. The cost to the OP is, as you can see, always the same, such is the power of mathematics of the clever number zero.
                        Best wishes,
                        PaulH.
                        MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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