Earning points on ATS is easy, here's how:
Every member accumulates ATS Points as you post in our forums. The intent of the points system on our forums is to provide a more meaningful measure
of your contribution to the community than simple post-count. The simple idea being, that active members who do well to participate in collaborative
discussions that contribute to the goals of building our communities, will accumulate impressive point totals.
Points are credited to you in the following ways (from lowest to highest).
Each time you post in an ATS, BTS, or PTS forum, you gain One Point
If you author an active thread, this means you've generally done well to contribute to the community. You earn Two
for each reply to your thread.
Our staff (moderators, council members, and forum subject matter experts) have the ability to applaud posts we feel offer
an excellent contribution to the discussion, or our community. You earn 250 points
for each applause you receive.
Participating in research, fiction, and debates:
These generally earn very high points, as each post in a debate can be worth 250 points, or
more if you win your debate.
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[Edited on 8-12-2004 by SkepticOverlord]