Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Still in timeout. 4 prize ohm hours in a row. No points in over a month.

BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

Anyone else?

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  • carmendecarmende Posts: 1Member

    I haven't seen anything about prize ohm hours, but the last ohm hour I can see was October 24th. I'm not sure why everything stopped. I came to the forums in hopes of finding out! (Atlanta, GA)

  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    You may want to contact Support directly.

  • Daniel2Daniel2 Posts: 4Member

    Same here, 4 Prize in a row, dropping out and ending my 180 streak if there is a 5th straight prize ohm hour.. I rather earn points..

  • XdatineliaXdatinelia Posts: 43Member
    I had the same till Monday then I got a paid I finally got one this week, so I guess a lot of us were in time out.
  • jennif70jennif70 Posts: 3Member
    I am in the same boat. I have had 4 prize ones and no point opportunities in over a month. I personally rather earn points versus a chance to win a prize.
  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    I got 5 in a row now. It would be nice to know more about the algorithm so I could increase my chance of getting a normal OH. I have friends in my area getting points every week.

  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    It's really discouraging getting the prize OH notices. I'd rather get a text that says "there won't be one this week and we'll let you know when the next one (real one) is forecast... and you're in a drawing this weekend so we'll let you know if you win". That would be less depressing.

  • ajmandelsaajmandelsa Posts: 9Member

    Well I am at 6 in a row now. I would rather not have an Ohm Hour than one with a prize at this point. I am truly discouraged and have no incentive to continue. Maybe after New Year I will reassess and see if the effort is worth the rewards (or lack there of).

  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    Last December, I had 6 Ohm Hours. Not huge amounts, but still kept the enthusiasm. There were also the referral bonuses looking back on my history download. Imagine referring someone now? I'm already having to apologize to people I referred last summer telling them as they get ramped up their rewards will grow. pffff. geez. Don't listen to that guy.

  • John KJohn K Lake Forest - Hikers and Bikers TeamPosts: 582Member

    @Bstring said:
    Don't listen to that guy.

    What guy?

  • phranticphrantic Posts: 2Member

    6 in a row. (as far as I know, might have been more, I'm basing it off text notifications) We've enjoyed the savings (payments) for at least two years, but the prizes are not worth the hassle of an ohm hour. We've quit and are looking at other utility savings programs instead. My wife didn't want to lose her streak, but if we are not getting any compensation I'm not going to participate.

  • jserramcjserramc Posts: 239Member

    If you aren't sure about leaving OC and losing your streak, consider altering your hours to no availablity as if you were on vacation. Basically your standings are frozen. If you think at a point in time that the paid hours have returned, change your hours again.

  • UkiwiSUkiwiS San DiegoPosts: 1,496Member, Moderator

    @jserramc said:
    If you aren't sure about leaving OC and losing your streak, consider altering your hours to no availablity as if you were on vacation. Basically your standings are frozen. If you think at a point in time that the paid hours have returned, change your hours again.

    The only potential "gotchya" here is the percentage reduction for the status bonus. It applies to the last 20 OhmHours in the the last 180 days. If you haven't had 20 in the last 180 days you will slip down in status so when you ramp it up again in the summer you might not be getting as many points as you could.
    https://faq.ohmconnect.com/getting-rewarded/status-levels

  • jserramcjserramc Posts: 239Member

    @UkiwiS --I was on vacation status for 3 months. When I unfroze it, it was where I left off. I never dropped below my gold status since I was not participating. OC can't possibly count the days you could have been in it. Then with the change in November I shot up to their newest Diamond, bypassing platinum. There were weeks dduring the vacation that OC dropped me to carbon but I think it had to do with logging in while travelling (which I did daily) and being in a no OC zone. It returned to gold a few weeks later. Again, absolutely no activity on my part during those three months.
    I looked at the article you provided and here is the part I think that covers this:
    Note that the average reduction calculation is based on all #OhmHours you were invited to, even if you opted out.
    So if you are on vacation and never got invited, then it would not count.
    Of course, if you don't know if you would be getting points vs prizes, unless your buddy told you (assuming your buddy got the same hours you got), it would be a guess.

  • UkiwiSUkiwiS San DiegoPosts: 1,496Member, Moderator
    @Bstring can fill you in on the problems he initially had as he did not have 20 in the last 180 days.

    Perhaps it's changed? Who really knows how it works? I certainly don't.
  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    I've now reached 6 in a row "no-point" ohm hours. Changing my hours won't get me out of timeout. UkiwiS is correct. The threshold for platinum was changed shortly after my battle over being demoted to Gold continuously as I was receiving just below the required amount to get to platinum. For this current issue, it seems the algorithm is not taking into account consecutive no-point ohm hours and it would probably make sense to spread it around.

  • BstringBstring North SD County CoastalPosts: 78Member

    @John K said:

    @Bstring said:
    Don't listen to that guy.

    What guy?

    This is how the people I've referred would talk about me - the guy that got them all pumped up about points.

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