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What determines whether a jelly is a "new user"?

Asked by Brian1946 (25249points) February 5th, 2011

Because the Starfish award is given for getting a GA on a “new user’s” question, apparently Fluther has some numerical standard that determines whether a user is new or old (regular? established?).

Is this standard determined by the amount of lurve accumulated by the user, or the length of time that they’ve been a jelly?
If so, what is the amount of time or lurve used to make that determination?

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XOIIO's avatar

I always say welcome up untill 100 lurve. I would say regular is 2000, established is 5000 and old is 10000

coffeenut's avatar

I think it’s given to the first person who gives a GQ to the users first question…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I always assumed it was based on their first question. As in.. brand spankin’ new. GQ, though. Now I wonder.

Brian1946's avatar


Your “first question asked” standard makes sense to me.

Perhaps there’s also one for “first answer”, so that a user is no longer new once they’ve asked their first question and given their first answer.

SkulpTor's avatar

The safety seal is still intact.

seazen's avatar

They ask me. I decide.

Axemusica's avatar

If they have that new Jelly Scent.

seazen's avatar

@Axemusica @SkulpTor I laughed, out loud.

YARNLADY's avatar

I think it depends on the number of submissions they have made. I could imagine someone joining and never submitting anything, but logging in every day and reading the questions and answers. They could be a member for months, but with no submissions, would be considered a new member.

wifeymomosays's avatar

Im a new Jelly as of today but no award yet still got to fluther more comments to get one, possibly. hmm

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@wifeymomosays I think we’re having issues with the award system.

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Sunny2's avatar

Under 100, newby. The question may be the roll of points and rewards. They are certainly ego stroking, if one seeks that kind of thing. (I do.) I say, let the people who care the most make the decisions, but do we really need hyper-delineations for those who pick nits?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

@XOIIO I have over 19,000….what does that make me??

Sunny2's avatar

@Dutchess_III Someone with a very fertile mind and a lot of time to be on the computer. (lol)

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