Are you an honest person?

Noelle Noelle
Noelle
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Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but I am pretty sure I have more than the daily limit today.
08/27/2012
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Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
Did you receive two points instead of one?
08/27/2012
cricket cricket
Weird
08/27/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I'm not sure I pay attention well enough to notice if I have a few extra cents in points, so I guess I wouldn't be reporting it to anyone. If I did notice, I'd just assume I was wrong. I tend to trust computers over my own memory, at least when math is involved.

Now, when a cashier hands me too much change, I always double check and give it back, as it would make her short at the end of the day, which would suck, and I have hunted down wallet owners in the past, and just recently returned a large amount of money found in a bank parking lot. Those things affect real human beings. But I don't think anyone at EF will be terribly upset or inconvenienced over a point hiccup -- the points are there to make us active, produce content, and tempt us into spending, and it works very well, and it's obviously worth it to the company to keep it in play for years now, so they aren't losing anything concrete for what they pay out in points. Since most actions pay a nickel or less, its likely not even worth an employee's time to try to figure out if you are indeed over. Maybe you just did something today that you don't normally do, and that's the explanation.

JMHO.
08/27/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I try to always be honest, its easier that way.
08/27/2012
AK Bunny AK Bunny
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
I'm honest when it comes to returning some item, but if you received extra points, I imagine it was for a reason. I wouldn't be worried about it. If you really feel the need, you can email them, but I imagine it was meant to be.
08/27/2012
CindyH CindyH
i am always honest as much as i can be
08/28/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I am honest as much as possible if I find something wallet,jewelry,cellpho ne,keys things of that nature yes I turn them in or try to find out who lost them because those mean a lot to people. With the points you may have done an action today you normally don't do. My points are never the same even if I think I have done the same activity each day.
08/28/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
Absolutely without a doubt! I have done it before. In fact, I've never in my life came across a wallet or money and NOT turned it in or found the owner. That reminds me. About 3-4 months ago, my partner was cleaning up an apartment for a new resident to move in and found a wallet that had $5 in it and a little kid photo. My partner recognized the kid in the photo as a guy we see around all the time, one he went to school with. Keep in mind, my partner is 25 now and the guy who was once a kid who lost this wallet is around the same age! So he told me he was going to keep that wallet with its 20-something year old $5 bill in it and return it to the guy when we saw him out again. It wasn't a full month ago that we were pulling in CVS and saw the guy. My partner showed him the wallet and asked if it looked familiar. It was really awesome. To get your old wallet, one you had as a tiny child back so many years later would be so neat! Sorry, this discussion just brought that to mind.

I think my partner is a tad more honest than me. Last week, while on our vacation in Panama, me, my partner and my dad went out to Wal-Mart for freaking fishing supplies. These stupid little clear bubble things were left in the buggy and didn't get rung up. They were some fishing things. We spent SOOOOO long in that store that I was already mad and tired, so when we made it to the car and seen that the stupid 2 little 50 cent things were not rung up, I had to yell to keep my partner from going back and paying for the darn things! I was tired and mad. I wanted to get back to the motel and go to the hot tub. Lol.

So the next morning, what does he do? Goes straight in Wal-Mart and tells them to ring him up for the dang 2 fishing thingys! I honestly would've just forgotten about it.

Besides something like that though, I'm super honest. I'm just not the kind of person who could keep a wallet, money or anything at all that belonged to someone else. I will go to great lengths to return someone's belongings. It pays off too. I've had people return money I've dropped when they could've easily picked it up and I''d have never known. I'm usually good with keeping up with my things, especially money. But once about a year ago, I was walking the track in my area and this older couple was about half a football field behind me. I kept hearing them whistle and holler "hey, girl!" So I got scared and ran. Lol. When I rounded the track the second time, the man was standing there waiting. He had found my $40 that fell out of my pocket and went through all that trouble to get it back to me. So, it does pay off to be honest.

However, when it comes to EF points, I don't have a clue how much I earn or when. So I'd likely never notice. How can yoou accidentally get more like that though? I don't think it's possible, so if I were you I wouldn't worry too much about it. The EF system is set up to where you cannot go over so many points, so I really doubt that you're getting off with anything extra. I guess I could be wrong though. I don't know much. Lol. Heck, I don't even know what the daily limit even is.

In most cases though, I'm totally honest.
08/28/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
I'd turn in a wallet or jewelry without question. Money, on the other hand, is a bit trickier. Is there any identification with the money? If there is, I'd turn it in. If there's no way to ID who the owner is, then I would probably donate the money to a charity.
08/28/2012
Ramona Ramona
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
They may have changed the rates for you?
08/28/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Being honest means you don't have to remember lies, so yep, I am an honest person. Also, it is possible that EF increased your point earning rate like Ramona said.
08/28/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
Yes, I'm pretty honest and yes, I'd turn in a wallet or jewelry.
08/28/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I'm honest to a fault. I've turned in things when people have told me to keep them. *shrug*

As for the points, they may have changed you to Silver or Gold which would up your points for activities.
08/28/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Yes, I'd turn it in depending on the situation, if there was no way to tell who the jewelry belonged to then I'd keep it or give it away to someone.
08/28/2012
Ansley Ansley
Noelle, please send me a private message and I will address the issue with you. Thank you!

To everyone else, earning more points than you should in one day is a big deal and it does need to be addressed. I know who has modifiers on their accounts and who does not.

In the future, please default to having users send emails to staff members to address situations like this. Thank you.
08/28/2012
js250 js250
Definitely!! I found over $800 at the car wash, placed an ad in the paper stating I had found some money that needed to be returned to its rightful owner. I did not say where, how much or what it was in--a booty sock. I had a gentleman call and tell me more details than i even noticed about the money, let me know where he went all day and passed with flying colors.

He showed up, picked up his money and left. A week later, there was a candy bouquet on the porch--with about $50 in it....I donated it to the Humane shelter and ate the candy.
08/28/2012
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by Ansley
Did you receive two points instead of one?
I think it was 5 points, not sure. Just looked up and saw more than I think I was supposed to have. I don't usually pay attention since I am not really on here for points, but I thought it was kinda weird.
08/28/2012
tortilla tortilla
yes I feel that if you're honest life is much easier (most of the time)
08/28/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Ansley
Noelle, please send me a private message and I will address the issue with you. Thank you!

To everyone else, earning more points than you should in one day is a big deal and it does need to be addressed. I know who has modifiers on their ... More
How can we tell if we've earned too many points? Are we supposed to keep track ourselves and compare them to the computer tally? That seems like a lot of work over possibly accidentally getting an extra nickel, and I'd definitely trust the computer over my own numbers anyway.

Is there something I can look at to make sure my points are correct?
08/28/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
How can we tell if we've earned too many points? Are we supposed to keep track ourselves and compare them to the computer tally? That seems like a lot of work over possibly accidentally getting an extra nickel, and I'd definitely trust the ... More
Point schedule

The above link is the point schedule for EF. Each activity has a daily limit and once you've reached that limit you have the option of turning off the notifier or leaving it on; a third option is to leave it off indefinitely. (Which is what I have mine set to, but most people leave their's on if the chatter on the forums is any indication.)

Generally speaking, a vast majority are aware of what our daily average is on the site. Anyway, there's a page where you can see your earning history. Say you know you wrote two reviews and you only got credit for one, this is where you would be able to determine that information. Or, you know you only started two threads but received points for three - those are glitches in the matrix and need to be pointed out.

Do we expect anyone to actually keep track of that if there is no known issue present at the time? No.

If you notice a huge spike in points - as one of our contributors did this morning (there was an additional 1500 points in their account), send me a message. I can usually deduce the reason why. Most large additions in points are from a club, an article, a video review, or a gift from the admins for being a model contributor.

We can see how many points a user has, how many they have pending, and if any recent additions or subtractions have been made from the account by an administrator. Once all of those areas are addressed, we would then be able to deduce where the error lies.
08/29/2012
RoseIsSoPretty RoseIsSoPretty
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
I always be honest, but i doubt you did, computers are, GENERALLY right
08/29/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Ansley
Point schedule

The above link is the point schedule for EF. Each activity has a daily limit and once you've reached that limit you have the option of turning off the notifier or leaving it on; a third option is to leave it off ... More
Okay, obviously a random fifteen dollars is something I would notice and question. I was thinking more along the lines of an extra nickel from searching or something. Thank you for explaining.
08/30/2012
married with children married with children
I try to do my best to be 100% honest. people at work dont like it.
08/30/2012
legna legna
being honest is the best thing to do so yes i am honest. it upsets me when someone is not honest with me so i am always honest to people cuz it is what i want in return.
08/31/2012
SaraBroughman SaraBroughman
I try to be honest. Sometimes I tell white lies. It's something I need to work on.
02/20/2013
hillys hillys
I try to be honest all the time
02/20/2013
Missy27 Missy27
I try to be honest at all times. Of course, not that I always am, but honesty is one of the most important attributes to me.
02/21/2013
Firemenlafd2 Firemenlafd2
Quote:
Originally posted by Noelle
Would you turn in a wallet/money/jewelry if you found it somewhere? I have to be honest, or I feel terrible. I'm saying this because I believe I may have gotten more Eden Points today than the normal amount. I have only been logged on once, but ... More
i tend to trust there system...
03/05/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'm as honest as is feasible. For example, if someone dropped it or it's unique (jewelry, but not $5), I'll try to make sure it's exchanged. I'd trust the system's math, maybe you just did some action you didn't realize counted
03/06/2013
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