Please help me. I've got this new message that some admin has docked my points, and I've no idea what it means. Please help me. If this means that I won't be getting any of the points I've been working hard for, then does this mean that I must just delete those two story games I've almost finished? I have no other go. It is just too distressing. I've been working so hard, spellchecking them at every single turn, and yet, they re docking my points. But why? Does this mean that I can dock someone else's points too? I really don't know.
Thank you for the clarification, Mizal. I think I've understood what exactly has happened, except for one minor detail - I don't know what "docking points" exactly means. I've never heard the term "docking" before, and I would be delighted to know why someone has done this to me. I would also want to know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
Well, I understood that some admin had docked my points for some reason. However, the mentioning of that reason was a little to brief for me to comprehend in utter entirety. Hence, I asked to know exactly what the phrase "docking of points" meant. However, you were too brief as well, and I was yet again denied its comprehension. Thus, I asked you once more, and you have given me this lazy doubt as a response. Curiosity quenched yet, Mizal?
I'm sorry if you felt in any way insulted by this answer. I just couldn't think of any other reply for your curiosity. Apologies.
Let's say you have 41 points. Precious, shiny, totally not pointless points that you worked oh so very hard for.
Then you do something stupid, as is the wont of noobs. Bad boy! An admin decides to give you a penalty, a punishment for your misbehavior (spamming, in this case).
So they dock/remove/subtract/deduct/take away 10 of your points, with the reason "Spam comments". You now have 41 -10 points. That's 31 points.
For more information, you can check the dictionary; dictionaries are wonderful! For example, you can read the second definition for the verb dock on dictionary.com.
That's okay, but what does "spamming comments" mean, exactly? Oh, and also one more thing - when the admin docks away my points, do they get it, or are the points lost forever?
I'll take that as an insult. Thank you very much.
Thank you, Mayan. But I don't think you understand that I have done NO SUCH THING as you have mentioned above. You see, I have recently only commented around 30 times, and none of those times did I provide an example of any of those things. Hence, unless they docked my points for commenting more than once in the same story game, I'm pretty sure I'm in the clear.
Thank you, anyway. Your help means a lot to a newbie such as myself.