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Offline Big Sky Weather

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2020, 05:48:45 PM »
Thats all thats impotent to me.
 :grin:

They make medicine for that now...  :)

My gold star was suddenly taken away a week ago. It has auto-magically returned today. No wonder I was able to completely clean with only one wipe this morning!

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2020, 05:58:19 PM »
Thats all thats impotent to me.
 :grin:

No wonder I was able to completely clean with only one wipe this morning!
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2020, 09:07:25 AM »
Maybe spell check is trying to tell me something......
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2020, 09:53:21 AM »
Thats all thats impotent to me.
 :grin:

They make medicine for that now...  :)

My gold star was suddenly taken away a week ago. It has auto-magically returned today. No wonder I was able to completely clean with only one wipe this morning!

I spoke too soon. As of this morning they've stripped me of my medal. No reason given. This is stupid.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2020, 10:02:59 AM »
No, this is IBM!
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2020, 10:27:53 AM »
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2020, 10:36:04 AM »
I thought this was funny. 
I'm set up for those "Gold Star Alerts" where you are emailed when you lose or gain your gold star.   This morning I received an alert that I GAINED my Gold Star at 1:30 AM and then another at 1:41 AM that it was lost.

Then at 6:05 AM, another that I gained it again.  I'm glad I didn't get too excited because I lost it at 6:16 AM.   I've determined that someone in the dead of night is stealing the star as soon as I get another one.   I'm going to set up a web cam on my Gold Star to find out who is doing this.  :)

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2020, 07:01:53 PM »
Shows you how much I pay attention, I didn't even know I had one.  Then again in the browser I have all of the places I report to on, I have it scrolled down so I can see the summary information, so its probably been there for a long time and I just never saw it.

I wouldn't be surprised if IBM (they own WU now, says it proudly when you open the Android app) takes them away and melts them down and sells them when the gold price is right....
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2020, 09:44:58 AM »
I plagiarized this from a 2017 post regarding goldstars / I have one by-the-way  [tup]

Directly from the WU web site

Are you a quality gold star weather station?

← Personal Weather Stations
How can I tell what stations have high quality data?
All weather station data goes through a quality control (QC) process.
Each station is checked for
Data Validity - Is the data within the valid range?
Sensor Failure - Does you sensor appear stuck or repeat the same value throughout the day?
Neighbor Check - Does your station agree with other nearby stations?

If your data passes all of these quality control (QC) checks, it will appear on our website and apps.

If you station is continuously passing our quality control process for 5 consecutive days, your station will be flagged as gold star.
You can tell whether your station is gold star by logging into your WU account on our website www.wunderground.com
Go to My Profile > My Weather Stations


http://help.wunderground.com/knowledgebase/articles/1086379-are-you-a-quality-gold-star-weather-station
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 10:35:45 AM by hankster

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2020, 12:05:50 PM »
I plagiarized this from a 2017 post regarding goldstars / I have one by-the-way  [tup]

Directly from the WU web site

Are you a quality gold star weather station?

← Personal Weather Stations
How can I tell what stations have high quality data?
All weather station data goes through a quality control (QC) process.
Each station is checked for
Data Validity - Is the data within the valid range?
Sensor Failure - Does you sensor appear stuck or repeat the same value throughout the day?
Neighbor Check - Does your station agree with other nearby stations?

If your data passes all of these quality control (QC) checks, it will appear on our website and apps.

If you station is continuously passing our quality control process for 5 consecutive days, your station will be flagged as gold star.
You can tell whether your station is gold star by logging into your WU account on our website www.wunderground.com
Go to My Profile > My Weather Stations


http://help.wunderground.com/knowledgebase/articles/1086379-are-you-a-quality-gold-star-weather-station
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 10:35:45 AM by hankster

Interesting, but the fact that my station received a gold star, lost it,  received another and then lost it within a span of 5 hours kinda' shows that it's not exactly true.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2020, 11:09:30 PM »
Sounds like their algorithm is 99% temper, one percent mental. 

Having seen lately how their website loads my page sometimes, I wouldn't be surprised if the Gold Star server has the same issues.
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2020, 01:59:56 PM »
If it weren't for the adblocker extension in my browser doing its job, I'd never visit the WU website. Ever.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2020, 03:44:43 PM »
RIP the Goldstar concept?

My 3 stations no longer have a gold star, and my check of several nearby stations resulted in not finding a single gold star station. If true, probably the right decision by WU as the concept has turned into a joke—well documented in this Forum, in several different threads.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2020, 04:33:37 PM »
I checked within 100 miles of my location and didn't find any with gold stars.
I say get it right or just don't do it!
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2020, 05:13:47 PM »
Since all the great ( ya I'm kidding ) software updates probably reset the system that WU uses for the gold star ( two monkeys and a dart board ) so you  should start seeing them  again in 4 or 5 day's . You all know WU/IBM quality is job 1  #-o #-o #-o #-o ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2020, 05:20:02 PM »
IBM’s stock price climbed 7.2% today. Probably the result of staff cuts associated with maintaining the now apparently deceased Goldstar concept.  [tup]
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2020, 05:23:10 PM »
IBM’s stock price climbed 7.2% today. Probably the result of staff cuts maintaining the now apparently deceased Goldstar concept.  [tup]

Naw.  They melted them down and bought back a bunch of shares to prop up the price.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2020, 05:31:13 PM »
I still have one... man it feels great!    \:D/

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2020, 01:12:18 PM »
I still have one... man it feels great!    \:D/

I still have a 1st place ribbon that I won in the potato sack race in 3rd grade. About the same value, really.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2020, 01:16:00 PM »
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2020, 07:24:31 PM »
shhhhh, don't want to jinx myself....the coveted Gold Star (baahwaaah) has reappeared on my station....shhhh[/size]
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2020, 07:49:23 PM »
shhhhh, don't want to jinx myself....the coveted Gold Star (baahwaaah) has reappeared on my station....shhhh[/size]

Not me, all I’ve got are lots of little feet surrounding my temp icon. Sometimes it does actually look like a little spider.

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2020, 07:57:18 PM »
I still have one... man it feels great!    \:D/

I still have a 1st place ribbon that I won in the potato sack race in 3rd grade. About the same value, really.

If you have anything from 3rd grade- it must be extremely valuable to you.   [tup]

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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #73 on: February 08, 2020, 11:36:36 AM »
Sniff, sniff...my Gold Star (baahwaaah) disappeared yet again :-(
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Re: Lost My Gold Star...While Munching Popcorn
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2020, 04:34:11 PM »
Sniff, sniff...my Gold Star (baahwaaah) disappeared yet again :-(

Tis better to have had a gold star and lost than never to have had a gold star at all.  :grin: :grin: :grin: 

 With apologize to  Alfred Lord Tennyson  :shock:

 

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