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Visual Studio Achievements; they're not Xbox live right?

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    MasterPi

    C9 should have an annual Hall of Cheevos to commemorate those niners who earned cheevos for their contributions here.

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    cbae

    In related news on the other end of the spectrum of lexical importance from "cheevo", the French government has decided to change the Anglo-influenced term "hashtag" to something more palatable to the land of 246 cheeses. http://www.independent.ie/and-finally/france-its-motdiese-not-hashtag-3367162.html

    Let's hope the French do not turn our beloved "cheevos" into "les cheeveaux".

     

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    evildictait​or

    Cheevo unlocked: More than 10 pages in this thread.

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    Clint

    this is seriously one of the best threads I've read in a long time.  Smiley

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    cbae

    In recognition of Robert Burns Day (at least it still is here in the US), I offer you my poem about the cheevo. I feel it's apropos since Burns was quite the alpha male in his day and was not short of ability in picking up the females.

    Admittedly, my work is still a bit rough, and I'm not completely happy with it yet. It's in the form of a haiku. (Yes, I know Burns was Scots and haiku are not, but I'd like to have seen ole Rabbie try to pull this off!)

    Here goes:

    Oh, cheevo, want I.

    Let me be the alpha male!

    Hey! Where's all the chicks?

    And for all of those who were able to finish all the haggis in your Burns supper...

    ...wait for it

    ...wait for it

    CHEEVO UNLOCKED!

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    dentaku

    , Laura10 wrote

    I wouldn't even LOOK at a guy with a gamerscore under 200,000. Wink

     



    Maybe Dan should be a special guest on Ping since Paul's in California now Smiley
    as long as he doesn't attempt to "dance"

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    dentaku

    Or maybe Paul already knows Dan Parker and this is an elaborate hoax Wink

    Of course none of this makes MS fans look cool in any way so I doubt it.

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    DaveWill2

    Dan276,

    I present to you the CHEEVINATOR. (naming convention borrowed from Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz)

    WWW.CHEEVINATOR.COM will gather cheevos from as many places as cheevos can exist: xbox, visual studio, PS3 trophies, apple, android, you tube account views, fan counts, break dance ratings, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

    CHEEVINATOR will be the ultimate bank for cheevos.

    Anyone can open an account on the CHEEVINATOR.  Once an account has been established cheevos from any other cheevo sources may be deposited.

     

    Now...

    1. you get a single pile of cheevos.

    2. you potentially get cheevos from any number of disparate cheevo sources.

    3. all the cheevites have a common platform within which to compare their cheevocity.

     

    Additionally...

    cheevos in the "bank" could be exchanged like currency for goods or services provided by fellow cheevites. cheevites don't have a problem with the "ladies" so I don't think we need to worry about this exchange encouraging prostitution.

     

    Some needed changes...

    your cheevo formula will be used to calculate the cheevo total for each account.  (Cheevos * 2) + youtube views + social media fans(myspace, facebook) + (breakdance skill leve(1-10) * 50,000). however, the formula will need to be tweaked.  it is currently too heavily weighted for break dancing and therefore is NOT handicap friendly.  suggest some alternative formulas.

     

    How to fund the operation of the CHEEVINATOR...

    initially thoughts of a percentage of cheevos deposited seemed the most obvious.

    however, since data center operators do not accept payment in the form of cheevos we will have to turn to advertising.

    we will have the usual left and right side advertising with the user content in the middle.

    until the site can build some momentum to attract higher dollar advertisers we are going to need you Dan276 to work out a deal with Pauly D to advertise.  We will guarantee him a top left advertising spot at the top 5 minutes of every hour.  this way his fellow cheevites can anticipate any new advertisement he might want to publish.

    all this hinges on Pauly D's commitment.  it is up to you Dan276.  don't let us down.

     

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    cbae

    , dentaku wrote

    Or maybe Paul already knows Dan Parker and this is an elaborate hoax Wink

    Of course none of this makes MS fans look cool in any way so I doubt it.

    This is not a hoax. It's real, and it's spectacular.

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    Bass

    I have more cheevos than anyone here. Bow to me.

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    RealBboy360

    , Bass wrote

    I have more cheevos than anyone here. Bow to me.

    What's your gamertag?  If it's Bass you only have 3900

    https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=BASS

     

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    DaveWill2

    @Dan276: You just about gave me a heart attack, posting on a club hopping night. I had to check the calendar to make sure I hadn't missed a work day.  Luckily it is Saturday after all. Smiley [all in jest]

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    evildictait​or

    , Dan276 wrote

    *snip*

    What's your gamertag?  If it's Bass you only have 3900

    https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=BASS

    This keeps on getting better. 

    Firstly, You only have 25424 #cheevos. Not over 95k:

    https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=bboy360

     

    You stated earlier in this thread that you thought that cheevos go on CVs, and you kept your word (although lied about the number) on your linkedin page:

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/danparkerdotnet

     

    But wait... there's more! From here we can see that you've created the hilariously titled http://www.pmsprogramming.com/.

     

    And then the laughs keep coming! A quick google for that shows that everyone's favourite bboy360 goes under the pseudonym Cindy Lee when going about the Internets:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups=#!topic/microsoft.public.dotnet.framework/vkCowYNDnfg

     

    Seriously. OMG. Best. Thread. Ever.

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    RealBboy360

    My gamertag is 'Bboy360 com'

    https://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=Bboy360%20com

    Someone took Bboy360 at the start (must have been a beta tester) and isn't even a Gold member.  Probably a beta tester, cus I tried from day 1.  Maybe someone can kick that guy off.  I was Bboy360 before Xbox was named Xbox 360 (Gotta wonder why they named it 360)

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    evildictait​or

    Then I apologise. You do actually have 95k cheevos.

    I was Bboy360 before Xbox was named Xbox 360 (Gotta wonder why they named it 360)

    It wasn't named after you, if that's what you're thinking.

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    cbae

    , Dan276 wrote

    Someone took Bboy360 at the start (must have been a beta tester) and isn't even a Gold member.  Probably a beta tester, cus I tried from day 1.  Maybe someone can kick that guy off.  I was Bboy360 before Xbox was named Xbox 360 (Gotta wonder why they named it 360)

    Maybe they named the Xbox 360 after beta tester Bboy360. He was the original Bboy360, after all.

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    kettch

    Cheevos are soooo last week. The future is in Cheevems, of which I have 2,147,483,647 (Int32.MaxValue). I'm just waiting for them to migrate to using an Int64 before I start earning again.

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    blowdart

    , kettch wrote

    Cheevos are soooo last week. The future is in Cheevems, of which I have 2,147,483,647 (Int32.MaxValue). I'm just waiting for them to migrate to using an Int64 before I start earning again.

    If you're measuring your masculinity by that then trust me, a short int is enough. It's never going to be considered long, m'kay?

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