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Point System

Dragonslayer
Dragonslayer Member Posts: 1,630 Pioneering
I'm not too sure how the point system works on here, can anyone explain it please so I can understand. 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you get points when you earn badges or someone “reacts” to your post using the buttons.

    I personally don’t worry about it too much, I think you need 25 points to send private messages but apart from that everyone has equal permissions on the forum regardless of their points
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

    Scope community team

    As @66Mustang says, you will receive points for things like earning badges or message reactions. Posting will also enable you to receive more points.
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    edited October 30
    Surely you have a list of what points you get for each category. Its more for interest than anything else. You have not answered the question. @Ross_Scope
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,595 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 30
    Basically the more threads you start, the more post you make, the more likes etc you receive, the longer you have been on the forum, all get you more points. But it's not something to concern anyone really as the main one is posting enough to be able to private message other members, should you wish to do so.
    ETA I 've just checked and I have 4026 points after being a member for three years and making 5387 pots.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi  @woodbine What concerns me is that NO ONE is prepared to give a definite answer. I know the general idea that is not what was asked.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope Your lack of courtesy in replying to my post when you have liked woodbines does you no credit. One thing I know 100% is what I am going to do about it. Very disappointed.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,650 Disability Gamechanger
    Does it really matter what the points are for? I've been a member here for 4 years and only just noticed them to be honest.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,988 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Teddybear12 - there's an explanation about points in the 'Community guidelines' at the top of the page: https://www.scope.org.uk/online-community-guidelines/    It says:

    'Liking posts

    You can use 'Insightful', ‘Like’ and ‘Awesome’ to express your agreement or show appreciation for a post. The poster will receive 1 community point for each positive reaction.

    Badges and ranks

    As a community user, you can earn badges for:

    • making comments
    • being on the community for a year or more
    • receiving positive reactions
    • contributing in a positive way

    Badges and ranks are a fun way of showing how much members contribute to the community.

    Once you reach 25 points, you can send private messages.

    You can view your current rank, points and badges on your profile page.'

    I know I was under the illusion that you had to make 25 posts, rather than gain 25 points before you can send a private message, but I remember Tori checking this for me whilst the Community guidelines were unavailable a few months ago. I'm sorry if this is too general for you, but hoped it might explain a little.

    Ross may have liked woodbine's post because he'd done his best to explain, &/or because of the number of points & posts he'd made. I'm sure no discourtesy to yourself was intended.

    I think this perhaps highlights that, where gaining points, & then being able to send a PM (after getting 25 points) may encourage new members to join in, such points from 'likes,' etc., may then be seen as problematic. The points system, I feel, was meant to be positive, & as the link above mentions, together with badges, was just meant to be 'a fun way of showing how much members contribute to the community.'

  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    I'm only interested in points when they get me a free coffee etc.

    So if ever scope start handing out cookies for points....I'll kick off about them :D


  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    I'm not too sure how the point system works on here, can anyone explain it please so I can understand. 
    I think its a bit like trying to explain the offside rule...

    But more importantly...it really doesn't matter...they can't be redeemed for anything... :)
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,595 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope Your lack of courtesy in replying to my post when you have liked woodbines does you no credit. One thing I know 100% is what I am going to do about it. Very disappointed.
    I'm sorry you feel that way, I didn't see any lack of courtesy in @Ross_Scope post, nor anything to disappointed in, and I assume Ross is perfectly capable of deciding who's post to like or not.
    I've never considered the scope points system an issue if i'm honest.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,180 Pioneering
    @Cress im with you at coffee points lol
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,163

    Scope community team

    Hi @Teddybear12, I'm certain Ross meant no offence. Your question came in right before his shift ended and I imagine his liking of @Woodbine's post was essentially meant to 'thank' Woodbine and agree he was correct, not a slight on you. 

    I've hopefully answered your query in full below:

    The point system gives us the flexibility to:
    • promote good content (we don't actively use this option)
    • grant member abilities
    • help automate moderation
    The point system helps prevent spam, which is why a new user is only granted the ability to begin private messaging at 25 points (by which time it's usually a good indicator of whether a member is a genuine user or not). 

    Aside from private messaging, the only difference points make is linked to user ranks:
    Level 1 - Listener (0-24 points)
    Level 2 - Connected (25-49 points)
    Level 3 - Courageous (50-99 points)
    Level 4 - Pioneering (100-999 points)
    Level 5 - Disability Gamechanger (1000+ points)

    In terms of earning points, you're awarded these via the reaction buttons and being awarded badges.

    Reactions:
    Insightful button: gives 5 points to the user.
    Like button: gives 1 point to the user.
    Awesome button: gives 1 point to the user.

    Badges:
    There are too many to list them all, but the majority of badges award a member 5 points. I've posted a few examples below:

    First comment badge: worth 10 points
    First discussion badge: awards 5 points
    5 discussions badge: awards 5 points
    10 discussions badge: awards 5 points
    The 25, 50, 100, 250 and the 500 discussions badges also continue to award points.

    The majority of the badges award 5 points with the occasional exception such as '50,000 comments', which awards 20 points. 

    It should be noted that once the community re-theme reaches a point we're happy with and we have a full team of staff, the badges, reactions, and point system are next on our list to be reviewed.

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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi @Adrian_Scope Thank you for your reply.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi @Chiarieds Thank you for your reply.
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 1,630 Pioneering
    Thanks to all for the replies. I just wanted to know what they were for.
    @Adrian_Scope Thanks for the full explanation. 

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,595 Disability Gamechanger
    @Adrian_Scope thank you for your very detailed explanation.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,693 Disability Gamechanger
    @Teddybear12 doesn't realy matter about points and badges doesn't realy do any thing pleases reconsider your decision tske time out and re think you like being on here dilly to just give up now here if you need to chat 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi @lisathomas50 thank you for your reply. It was not really about the points more the lack of an answer. I have had a private message from Ross and said I will put my cancelation on hold for now and see how I get on.  

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