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What are cycles?
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bigchungusmc

So basically I keep on seeing people talk about cycles. Can i get an answer please.

Answered by CodingCactus [earned 5 cycles]
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firefish
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ZacPlayz
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AtriDey
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bigchungusmc
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CodingCactus

it is the relatively meaningless number next to your name that people have been obsessing about recently (it is the total amount of your answers on ask that have been accepted (x5) + the number of upvotes that you have)

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CodeLongAndPros

@CodingCactus
It will be used in the future for compute resources, or so they said last year.

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Bookie0

I think CodingCacfus is talking about me....

@CodeLongAndPros

But what are the computer resources you are talking about?

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CodeLongAndPros

@Bookie0
They plan to use cycles as a currency of sorts for cpu access.

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Bookie0

@CodeLongAndPros
oh okay, thanks but why do we need cou access?

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CodeLongAndPros

@Bookie0
More CPUs == faster code

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Bookie0

Ah okay, that’s cool.
Thanks for the info! :)

@CodeLongAndPros

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HahaYes

@CodingCactus
This is an example of a rich cactus

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CodingCactus
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CodingCactus

@Bookie0
I wasn't talking about you in particular btw

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Bookie0

Yea but I now see that i was too obsessed by them :)

@CodingCactus

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HahaYes

@CodingCactus
You have over a 1000 cycles man

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AtriDey

Cycles are the repl.it equivalent of Reddit karma, StackExchange reputation points, and mainstream social media likes. Basically, useless internet points for bragging rights. You earn these by getting upvoted (1 cycle) or answering questions (5 cycles).

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ZacPlayz

@AtriDey
you earned 4 cycles... XD

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AtriDey

@ZacPlayz
I don't even know where I got 30 cycles overnight. I'm learning Turtle, so I guess that's my 100 cycle special xd.

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ChezCoder

Cycles are basically reputation points to rank yourself in the community. This is not to be taken for favouring though, it is just a points system to see how much interaction a user has had with the community. A user with little cycles has probably interacted with the community a lot less than a person with a high amount of cycles. The little arrow beside posts are called upvote buttons. They are the main source of how users get cycles. To find how much cycles you have, just check the number between the parenthesis beside your username. An example would be that my username is ChezCoder (418) so I would have 418 reputation.

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ZacPlayz

@ChezCoder
nah u have now 458 cycles

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alaricabyasa13
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a5rocks

tl;dr offbrand reddit karma

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firefish
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musabafridi

It is earned by answering questions and being upvoted. And Now you can use it for bragging and computer resources.