It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Can someone explain the points system to me pls?!

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:36 AM
link   
Hi,

I'm pretty much a n00b and can't find anywhere that lists the points system.

I have 3 questions:

1) How does the points system work - I have seen admins on here with over 1million points and know for a fact they haven't posted that amount in posts/threads.

Do you get more points for starting a new thread?

Is it simply 1 point per post and thats it? Are there any parts of the forum where you can increase your points?


2) If I get to the stage where I have over 5000 ats points, I can access the Really ATS forum section. Would I have trade all my points for access and start from scratch with no points just to get that 1 month access?

3) I have seen some members point table show they have a negative figure on their BTS points, how has this happened?




posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:50 AM
link   
Hello and welcome to ATS by the way.
I am sure a moderator will jump in here very shortly but you can also check the user guidelines for your answers. BUT, since you are already reading this, I shall answer for you. You get more points for starting a thread and then people posting to your thread than you would simply by posting a response, which is 1 point.
Also, a moderator can recommend that you have started a great thread and can then award you extra point values, 500 etc...
Members have not posted 1 million threads, you are correct but point values are variable. You can get negative points by getting enough warnings for bad behavior basically. Also, after enough 1-liners, you will ge some negative points.

Hope this helps, Peace.....Mondo



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:53 AM
link   
That's pretty easy to follow! I just couldn't find any info on it.

Thanks for that Mondogiwa.

Edit - I had 46 points - I now have 52 :S

Can't see where I got them from!

I gonna keep a record of them and see what happens I think!

[edit on 1-12-2006 by morgansolutions]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:55 AM
link   
You get :

- 1 Point for Posting
- 2 Points for each reply a thread you authored gets
- 250 Points For ATSNN submissions that are approved
- 250 Points for Applause by Staff/ 500 Pints if by FSME
- 2500 Points for Podcasting

I think thats all

[edit on 12/1/2006 by pstiffy]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:55 AM
link   
OK! To cut your agony short, click here!!

Have a nice day!
Mike



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:56 AM
link   
No prob, again a moderator will probably either jump in here soon and/or send you a u2u and provide links to all your questions. The mods are great and super helpful..sometimes they even give helpers like me extra points for helping new peeps like yourself....HINT HINT


Nahh, but seriously, anything I can do to help, just u2u me and I'll help or point you in the right direction!!

Peace and Happy Holidays, Mondo



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:56 AM
link   
Ok guys - thanks for your help,

I wasn't looking hard enough!!



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:58 AM
link   
See how fast the help comes at you!!! These peeps here on ATS are on the ball I tell ya, that's why I feel the holiday love so much


You all rock on ATS, see you on the boards.............Mondo



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 09:58 AM
link   
Hello, and welcome to ATS.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:04 AM
link   

Originally posted by morgansolutions
That's pretty easy to follow! I just couldn't find any info on it.

I had 46 points - I now have 52.

Can't see where I got them from!


The Greys probably!!

You also get 100,000,000 points for catching one and handing the blighter over to Simon!!


Cheers!!

[edit on 1-12-2006 by mikesingh]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:06 AM
link   
Hey thank buddy - I've already gained a lot of insight into various aspects of shall we say 'undisclosed' information and it's a great place to see other peoples view.

I lurv it.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:06 AM
link   
2) If I get to the stage where I have over 5000 ats points, I can access the Really ATS forum section. Would I have trade all my points for access and start from scratch with no points just to get that 1 month access?


You trade in 5,000 posts for 1 month of access. So you would have 5,000 less points in total.


Are there any parts of the forum where you can increase your points?

You can try to win an ATS game, or just make good posts and you might get an applause. You can also start good threads where alot of people reply and you'll start getting alot of points.

[edit on 1-12-2006 by enjoies05]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:08 AM
link   
Hmmm, ok - I hope it's worth it!!



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:12 AM
link   
I've heard that nothing super top secret is in there. It's just a place to escape the search engines. Still would probably be worth it though.



And another thing...

If you do decide to get access for the 5,000 points, make sure do it at the beginning of the month. Because the access isn't for 30 days. Once the months over you have the give more points to stay in. So if you get access on the 29th of the month, you'll only have a day of access. So try to do it early in a month.




posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:14 AM
link   
Here is another thread that will answer allot of your questions:

All about points.

Hope that helps and welcome to ATS.

wupy



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:19 AM
link   
3) I have seen some members point table show they have a negative figure on their BTS points, how has this happened?

Another way to have negative points is when you buy something at the ATS store, and click the "Take from combined points" botton it will take away BTS points even if you don't have them.


Say you had 200 ATS points and 50 BTS points. And you bought something for 300 points. It would take 150 away from each, leaving you with -100 BTS points.


Pretty sure thats right.



[edit on 1-12-2006 by enjoies05]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 10:48 AM
link   

Originally posted by pstiffy
- 250 Points for Applause by Staff/ 500 Pints if by FSME


Strange, all the applauds I've had have given me 500 points. 3 of them were from Super Moderators if that makes any difference. I'm not complaining.



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 06:10 PM
link   
The ATS Freshman's Forum is a great place to discuss the complexities of the ATS universe and to get advice from rookies and veterans alike.

Asala has a new member thread here: Hey new members!! Come here if you need advice

There are lots of handy tips available in the Handbook of ATS Links.

Here are some Important Website-Related Threads.

Configuring your MyATS page is the easiest way to put the ATS universe at your fingertips.

Be sure to check out Social Issues on PTS. I'm sure you will find the atmosphere to be friendly, enlightening, and rewarding.

Here's an excellent little, unobtrusive spell checker, in case you need one: IESpell 2.1.1 build 325

A convenient text editor also comes in handy when composing those epic posts: EditPad Lite.

Sooner or later you will find a use for TinyURL!™

Oh, and vote for the Automotive Forum.


Grady



posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 02:47 PM
link   

Originally posted by morgansolutions
Hi,

I'm pretty much a n00b and can't find anywhere that lists the points system.

I have 3 questions:

1) How does the points system work - I have seen admins on here with over 1million points and know for a fact they haven't posted that amount in posts/threads.

Do you get more points for starting a new thread?

Is it simply 1 point per post and thats it? Are there any parts of the forum where you can increase your points?


2) If I get to the stage where I have over 5000 ats points, I can access the Really ATS forum section. Would I have trade all my points for access and start from scratch with no points just to get that 1 month access?

3) I have seen some members point table show they have a negative figure on their BTS points, how has this happened?




I see a lot of people have already gave a lot of insight on the questions, but just to clear up any confusion at all I'll answer each of these and then give you a lists of threads about different subjects on ATS.

1)
This thread was the same one mrwupy gave you, but I just took it out and added some updates to it.
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! = 250-1500 points
-Applauds are given by Moderators and Councilors (=250 points)
-FSME (Forum Subject Matter Expert) (=500 points)
-on PTS the Applauses are worth 1500

These are all given 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



Point Explained-

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
ATSNN

-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.

Podcasts

-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 points to your replies from your podcast and so on.


2) The RATS section is straight up 5000 points, and 250 points every month to keep going, its a lot of points, but if you wanna get in that is that. The bummer is you will have to start all over again.


3) Basically the negative points come from either one of two things, a penalty for disobeying rules=
Rules-
click here- IMPORTANT: ATS Rules, Guidelines, Etiquette, and more...
click here- New Policies for Political Bickering on ATS

Terms & Conditions-
click here- Terms And Conditions Of Use

THE THINGS YOU BEST NOT DO page-
click here- Actions for general abuse and Terms and Conditions violations.

Or buying something from the ATS Store, that you can not afford, if you want to do it right, all you do is when the system asks you would you rather use all your points, only use the points you know you can afford from, or unless it will split the cost down the middle of the points of ATS, BTS & PTS, and most likely you will not have a lot of BTS points, so just watch that.


Hope this helps

and

Here is some good links that explain more links and truth about the real ATS, BTS, and PTS

Do You Wanna Win SOME Awesome Stuff? Play AllTheConspiracies Game Sponsored By AboveTopSecret.Com and for the Grand Prize you win your very own Domain Name!

All About ATS "Links"

ATS = Altruism - Trust - Sincerity

The Real ATS, BTS, PTS, for a new member

Get Adopted and learn the real ATS from some old citizens of ATS







Let me know if you need anymore help at all.

peace


[edit on 2-12-2006 by ragster]



posted on Dec, 9 2006 @ 12:40 AM
link   
Hello & welcome,if you’re interested in getting to know the Human Brain you can check out the Human Brain Research Project here www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com... -questions of the brain



[edit on 9-12-2006 by asala]




top topics



 
0

log in

join