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So we have a limit on how much lurve we can give to a fellow Flutherite. What happens in this case?

Asked by Seelix (14738 points ) March 24th, 2011

A while ago I found out that each user can only ever give a total on 100 lurve to any other user. We receive 3 lurve points for every Great Question, and 5 for every Great Answer (provided that the lurver hasn’t reached their cap).

What if I’ve given a user 98 lurve, and I give them one more Great Answer? Do they only get 2 lurve?

What happens to the lost lurve?

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wundayatta's avatar

There is a home for lost lurve hidden somewhere deep in the Rockies. According to legend, some day a great jellyfish will emerge from the ocean, make the trek through the mountains, and liberate all the lurve to go home to their rightful owners.

Or some such.

janbb's avatar

Baby, baby, baby
Where did our lurve go?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

All you need is lurve.

everephebe's avatar

I’ve noticed I’ll get a couple of GA and my lurve count will stay the same. Only this happens quite a lot, so the people who tend lurve my answers have already given me all their lurve. I guess that’s good. Of course I only have 4K or so, I can’t imagine how often this happens for someone like @wundayatta with over 40K. I know there’s probably quite a few people I can know longer give lurve to anymore. Still, I like to give them GA and GQ anyways.

Maybe there is a giant Mola Mola that eats only the “extra” jelly-lurve?

Bellatrix's avatar

So it is 100 love for ever? Not within a period fo time? Wow. Didn’t know that. Good Q Ms Seelix.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@hawaii_jake I’ll answer your Beatles with Toto – I’ll supply the lurve!

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@FireMadeFlesh : I’ll see your Toto and raise you a Tina Turner: What’s lurve got to do with it?

augustlan's avatar

How I’ve always heard it is “about 100 points”, so I think there’s a margin (over or under, I don’t know) for that odd bit of lurve.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@augustlan : Hmm. Odd lurve. I like the sound of that.

deni's avatar

Say wha? Toto? I bless the lurve down in Africa?

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@hawaii_jake I’ll see that, and raise by Kiss – I was made for lurving you.

Cruiser's avatar

Lurve me tender,
Lurve me sweet…

chyna's avatar

Lurve is the answer…

erichw1504's avatar

D O E S _ N O T _ C O M P U T E

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Lurve will find a way.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I’ll chime in with my new found lurve- Better than Lurve by Hurts.

And darling Wundy is wrong. The extra lurve goes into under the frizzer in the pool with pancakes for three days.

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah…what does happen to that lurve…I like that giant jellyfish legend from @wundayatta lol.

But maybe it’s one of em giant calamari things instead…those are badass, man.

wilma's avatar

The Kraken gets it.

math_nerd's avatar

The hundred only applies to Great Answers. Great Questions are not limited. So the points counted towards the limit will always be a multiple of 5.

Seelix's avatar

@math_nerd – Sorry to be rude, but how do you know? Who are you? Just wondering, as I find it hard to believe that a brand-newbie knows this.

janbb's avatar

Yet another Fluther mystery!

math_nerd's avatar

I have been around a long time. Back in the day we would game the system to put people to 10k or 20k. Pretty much this was done so we could write the congratulation threads. We were maxed out on people but we could still give points for GQ’s. This was never used excessively, it was usually under 50 points.

The goal was to have people that actually know people write the threads instead of having the first person that notices do a stupid play on the name.

But yeah, unless they changed it great questions aren’t factored into the limit. Find someone you know you are maxed on and try it.

wilma's avatar

This make me feel icky. I don’t like the “game the system” idea.

math_nerd's avatar

@wilma – It wasn’t used to give points to yourself. It was so we could time the party threads. You know, so your actual friends could write them and add personal stuff. Look back at ones from a few years ago. They were pretty personal instead of crap like, “Fred Flintstones wife just got 10K.”

janbb's avatar

I did like them when they were more personal and thrown by friends.

wundayatta's avatar

It was very weird when I crossed 40k. I think I was about 2000 down from it, and then in one day, both I and Marinelife got the amount to cross the 40k mark. We did it so close in time, that we have no idea who crossed first.

How does that happen? There must be some kind of concerted effort, but I have never seen any overt sign of it. So perhaps everyone decides to do it on their own. I didn’t think it was very cool to do, but I don’t know if there’s anything to be done. It did make for both of us to reach 40K at the exact same time, which I thought was nice, but a little unfair to marinelife, who had a lot more lurve than I did at the beginning of the day.

Seelix's avatar

I’ll admit that if I see that a user is close to a milestone (and by “close” I mean within 50 points or so), I’ll give them a little extra lurve. I don’t mean that I’d create a new profile or anything like that, but I’ll give them a GA even if I ordinarily wouldn’t.

Sowwy.

janbb's avatar

gimme lurve, gimme lurve, gimme lurve!

wilma's avatar

@math_nerd I understand it’s not to give points to yourself.
It just seems kind of like cheating.
@Seelix I see what you mean, but you don’t go out of your way to create a way of extra lurving.
@wundayatta , that is strange, I guess I just never thought of how it all happens behind the scenes.

Jude's avatar

@janbb He was my favorite Beatle.

math_nerd's avatar

@wilma – In the end it is 50 points out of 10 or 20 thousand. It isn’t like turning a ‘F’ into a ‘B’ on your report card.

wilma's avatar

True @math_nerd and not a crime.
It just hadn’t occurred to me to do that. It’s a drop in the bucket I guess.

AstroChuck's avatar

You can actually give 102 lure points to someone if you add that someone to your fluther.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@wundayatta That is strange. In the end though, we’re not here for the lurve, are we? Its nice, but its not the reason.

Seelix's avatar

I didn’t mean for this to be a discussion about how to get more lurve or whatever. I just wanted to know what happened in the cases where the cap of 100 had been nearly reached, and whether the cap was hard or soft – it makes sense that the limit of 100 would be approximate. Thanks for the input!

seazen_'s avatar

Once you reach 98 – change. I do.

Wunday said: It was very weird when I crossed 40k. I think I was about 2000 down from it, and then in one day, both I and Marinelife got the amount to cross the 40k mark. We did it so close in time, that we have no idea who crossed first.How does that happen? There must be some kind of concerted effort, but I have never seen any overt sign of it.

Don’t you know I got your back? When you are close to 10, 20, 30 40 k – I muster all the zen’s I can that haven’t maxed out on you yet and lurve you silly. Then I die, and return as a new zen.

wundayatta's avatar

Oh. How can there be any zens that haven’t maxed out on me?

seazen_'s avatar

I got a couple snuggled away that I haven’t used: Anal_Zen, Zany_Zen and Transgenderzen.

wundayatta's avatar

Anyway, I thought the powers that be scotched that kind of thing. It’s lurve gaming.

augustlan's avatar

@seazen_ and @wundayatta We do frown on big pushes to get someone over the top.

janbb's avatar

And in Auggie-language, “frown” is a euphemism for “whip.”

seazen_'s avatar

I could care less about lurving. I wish there was no lurve and no awards. Just discussion.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Ahhh… it always comes down to Auggie and a whip doesn’t it…

seazen_'s avatar

I’d do Auggie with some whipcream.

chyna's avatar

Or nekked Auggie, which is much better, doing the nakey dance.

augustlan's avatar

<cracks whip>

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

<shudders with excitement>

wundayatta's avatar

@augustlan So when you “frown” do you actually do anything? Maybe send a pm? Cancel their other accounts? Remove lurve?

I really don’t think it’s a good idea. Insofar as lurve measures a person’s efforts here, getting fake lurve just isn’t very satisfying.

Having said that, if you’re going to allow it, then allow it equally.

augustlan's avatar

I got a REAL whip in the mail today, courtesy of a jelly. Watch out, folks!

@wundayatta It depends on what the situation is. If a member uses an alternate account to lurve themselves, we remove the unearned lurve points, terminate the alternate account, and send a stern warning to the offender. If it ever happens again, they lose their main account, too.

If someone is using an alter to push another member (or multiple members) over a milestone, we don’t remove the lurve (as it’s not the receiver’s fault). The remainder of the steps remain the same. In one very serious case, it resulted in an immediate ban.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Hell yeah, Auggie’s gonna whip us all into shape!

seazen_'s avatar

I just lurved everybody. Twice. Hehe.

Bellatrix's avatar

Tarty….

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just slapped @seazen_! Twice!

choreplay's avatar

Crap, slap me because I’m still confused, 100 lurve points from where and for how long? From the above I’m getting that any one Jelly can only give you 100 lurve ever, is that correct? If I write some decent stuff that attracts a small group of admirers than I’m SOL?

choreplay's avatar

Who ever just lurved me, evidently you have lurved me too much, and I don’t even know your name!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@choreplay Even if you don’t benefit from my lurve anymore, I still love you!

Bellatrix's avatar

You would get more lurve if you wore that other avatar though :D

choreplay's avatar

I just lurved both of you ladies. I’m don’t need to points anyway, I just like the flirtation interaction! Even if it’s just brain titilation, it still warms everywhere, lol.

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