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There have been a couple of threads and lists lately that invited users to compare the amount of thumbs given to thumbs received. I've come up with a different take on this by looking at a related statistic: the average thumbs you give and receive per day.

For example, here are my average TPDs:
Thumbs Given (15708) ÷ BGG age (1834 days)= 8.6 TPD Given
Thumbs Received (61037) ÷ BGG age (1834 days) = 33.3 TPD Received

So what is your daily average? I've created a list that explains how to calculate it - contribute your TPDs on this GeekList to earn some more thumbs, and maybe even some GeekGold!

On the Giving & Receiving of Thumbs: What's your Daily Average?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53812

Why do you give and receive thumbs?



Edit: Someone pointed out that to be fair, the "BGG Age" for calculating TPDs for accounts that existed before thumbs were implemented should commence from the date thumbs were first used on the site, rather than the date those accounts were registered.

Does anyone know the date that thumbs were first implemented on BGG?
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Thumbs Given (14211) ÷ BGG age (798 days)= 17.8 TPD Given
Thumbs Received (18825) ÷ BGG age (798 days) = 23.6 TPD Received
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EndersGame wrote:
Why do you give and receive thumbs?


I don't give thumbs as I can find no reason to. I don't know why I receive thumbs.
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Primary reason I give thumbs is signaling agreement with someone in a discussion about fact. When someone answers a rules question it seems worthwhile to make clear that yes, the responder is correct. Rather than having someone else come along and state the exact opposite and confuse the matter. And using thumbs seems more effective and less annoying than posting "Me too" in the thread.

Like JC, I have no idea why I get thumbs. I always assumed it's because I'm so good looking.
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I give thumbs for posts I enjoy/agree with or were well-written.

I assume I receive thumbs for basically these same reasons.
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jonnylawless wrote:
I give thumbs for posts I enjoy/agree with or were well-written.


And how does anyone else tell the difference between those two cases?
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clearclaw wrote:
jonnylawless wrote:
I give thumbs for posts I enjoy/agree with or were well-written.


And how does anyone else tell the difference between those two cases?


Context usually. If someone is telling a joke, I'll thumb it if I think it's funny. If there is a back and forth debate I'll thumb things that I agree with, or occasionally things I don't agree with if the post has been well thought out and written.

There are no hard rules, but generally a thumb from me means "well done."
 
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jonnylawless wrote:
If someone is telling a joke, I'll thumb it if I think it's funny. If there is a back and forth debate I'll thumb things that I agree with, or occasionally things I don't agree with if the post has been well thought out and written.


And for a post which is all three, or some undefined subset (as many posts appear to be)?
 
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clearclaw wrote:
jonnylawless wrote:
If someone is telling a joke, I'll thumb it if I think it's funny. If there is a back and forth debate I'll thumb things that I agree with, or occasionally things I don't agree with if the post has been well thought out and written.


And for a post which is all three, or some undefined subset (as many posts appear to be)?


Then I shoot from the hip.
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EndersGame wrote:
Edit: Someone pointed out that to be fair, the "BGG Age" for calculating TPDs for accounts that existed before thumbs were implemented should commence from the date thumbs were first used on the site, rather than the date those accounts were registered.

Does anyone know the date that thumbs were first implemented on BGG?


July 25, 2005
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