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What Is That Mystery Number At The Top Of CTP Home Page?

What Is That Mystery Number At The Top Of CTP Home Page?

People have been asking questions about the mystery number at the top of CTP.

It was introduced yesterday with no fanfare and it does not seem to have anything to do with anything very much at all.

All it seems to do is sit there all white and important on its red background so I was determined to find out more.

The button was added to the site by Tim after it was designed, coded and checked for errors by Au, Tim’s favorite Golden Chicken of XP.

Au decided that he wanted people to be more social and he really gets Twitter – he would get Twitter obviously given his avian heritage and all.

So he wanted to encourage people to tweet for XP and that is what the number is all about.

CTP screenshot

CTP screenshot 1

CTP Screenshot 2

So if you click on the number you will go to a new page where you can retweet some of the finest content ever to be posted on Twitter. Stuff like this…

CTP Retweet for XP

When you retweet those posts you feel you want to retweet you will earn EP for each one and the next time you refresh the page new tweets to retweet will appear.

For example I shared this one…

Retweet on CTP example

When you refresh the page the number changes…this number represents the number of tweets which are currently available for you to retweet.

The system will allow you to retweet the CTP updates on where the Golden Egg of XP is but only during the hour that is is active – this is because there is no point in retweeting posts which show where it had been as this would be confusing.

So go and have fun with the retweet function.


22 responses to “What Is That Mystery Number At The Top Of CTP Home Page?”

  1. Charlotte says:

    More awesome stuff added 🙂

  2. john says:

    got some expoints yesterday own this

  3. Can collect more XP this is great

  4. I was wondering what that number was all about. Thanks for the explanation!

  5. Georgia Stewart says:

    Excellent way to collect more XP – THANKS!

  6. Is it really being social to just retweet everything?

  7. Wendy Browning says:

    Thank you once again TT for making it as easy as you possibly can for us to earn xp.

  8. Callum Roxburgh (thewealthmgr) says:

    I have been using it but my only criticism is that the referral links in the tweets are not my referral links but somebody elses.

  9. Sig says:

    mystery solved, Dr.Wattson is happy

  10. I got curious and clicked on it to wee where it would take me. 🙂

  11. Marye says:

    Ohhhhh ok…

  12. Laura Godin says:

    I figured it out right away by clicking on it and re-tweeting. Every time I come here I click a couple. I think it’s brilliant.

  13. Karen Kuty says:

    I saw that yesterday and thought, Cha-ching! XP-a-plenty for me! But now you’ve given away the secret and leveled the playing field. Darn!

  14. Patricia Dean says:

    I got curious & clicked it, figured it out.

  15. Lynn M says:

    I discovered it the first day it was available and it’s really neat. However I think maybe re-limiting it (like the tweeting blogs is limited) to X amount within 24 hours would probably be better. Those of us who’ve been on Twitter long enough know that there’s nothing more annoying than having someone on your list who does absolutely nothing but retweet and post links, and adding nothing of value to Twitter since being social is about posting and communicating. (Plus the fact a large amount of retweeting & tweeting links could very well land someone in trouble with Twitter itself for spamming.) Perhaps a 24hr re-limit is in order?

  16. Raj G says:


    This has made to re-tweet very easy and convenient…


  17. Lynn’s comment is spot on…

    I have a traffic exchanges Twitter List that is made up of many of you in TE Land.

    Just imagine how many times retweets of the blog posts and (now) these tweets are repeated throughout this feed? It gets old really quick.

    When you allowed folks to retweet Sweeva pages, it got so bad that I actually had to create a separate Twitter List just for the “Sweeva Tweeters”. With all these retweets with no limitation, I would have to consider segmenting my Twitter List again.

  18. Tom Wacker says:

    I agree with Lynn, and would like to see a limit like the tweet blogs has.

    That said, I am guilty of the boorish behavior of tweeting everything. Sorry twitter friends, that is just way too large a pile of XP to not tweet it all…

  19. Thank you I am still not clear about what the number means? I know that not everyone has the same number.

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