Point awards system-(All thanks to Chissler
Post = 1 Point
-On any thread in the ATS, BTS, PTS
Posts in one of Your Threads = 2 Points
-On any of your threads in ATS, BTS, PTS
Applause! = 250 Points
-Applauds are given by Moderators and Councilors (=250 points)
-FSME (Forum Subject Matter Expert) (=500 points)
-for a job well done and good etiquette in your writings or threads, also given for good and thoughtful replies.
Podcasts = 2500 Points
-your own design and communication of certain subject
Contests = Random Values (Usually a Few thousand)
-Found throughout ATS, BTS, PTS
Points, is a great thing, and well desired by many members here on ATS, old and new. The point system was designed as a way to award members for their
good work and smart thinking.
In the past the point system has gone through many changes and always for the better of ATS. Some might feel ATS is a place is for how many points you
can get and how much stuff you can buy. It’s not really all that great. ATS is place for people to talk and learn really about anything.
-On ATS it points system has seemed to be a controlling factor in many of the member’s time here and sometimes goes too far. There is always
questions concerning of how to get more points and so on.
The most true and best way to get points is not to worry about it and do your best in what you are good at, and everyone has something they are good
at, especially here on ATS where anyone can fit in.
-Remember this one thing, try not to always post repeatedly over and over, you only receive 1 point in another thread and only two in your own,
this also can be used as an offensive, you can get points taken away.
-on the bright side, try and come up with smart threads that can entangle the members here on ATS into a feeding frenzy of knowledge, on BTS you
can easily try to invent ways to deny boredom on the General Chit Chat forum, here you can come up with as much crazy inventions of den boredom as
possible. From good threads you might just a lot of replies and from that some points, so never give up on what your imagination can do.
So many members will do anything for points, all it takes for anyone truly is to do some research and learn about a topic, use good grammar and make
sense, post a thread and there should always be a response.
-When making a good thread keep in mind to keep the readers thinking, in most of the forums here on ATS you must truly know what you are
talking to make a good thread. There is always a good way of stirring up a discussion in a forum and it is easy to do so, but do this in all respect
of all the members there, ask a simple question and wait for response, if you do not get a reply do not be bummed out and do not put yourself down. It
takes time to learn how to truly become a good writer and a good researcher, here you can learn.
If you really want to gain points, you can try these two sections on ATS
-All you need here is a current event subject, or editorial you want to write, take your time and be true, submit this and there is a chance it
could be allowed, when this is done you will receive a great amount of points and it’s not so bad.
-At Podcast central you can be a part of group of people who talk and discuss live about all types of situations and ideas, also you can
Podcast random things and have fun, and talk about deep and smart conversation with your fellow friends on ATS. All you truly need is microphone and
regular program that you can get for free anywhere on the net. This might be the most rewarding part of ATS, it gives you the most points for an
active Podcast and also ponts to your replies from your podcast and so on.
-more information on podcasting at this url and also at mrwupys reply down the page
Check here for more specific rules on proper etiquette-
Goodluck and have fun, deny ignorance and always boredom.
[edit on 12-7-2006 by ragster]