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How many points do you get for each action?

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How do you get points here for me it says score: 161 ranked 7 what does that mean?

EDIT: now a year later I am ranked 5 with 22,606 points

asked May 22, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jun 6, 2012 by Pokemaster

2 Answers

10 votes
 
Best answer

I've completely rewritten this answer to list the exact points you get for each thing, since it's changed many times since this question was asked. Here we go.

  • All users start with 20 points. Think of it like a sign-up bonus ;)
  • If your question or answer is up-voted, you gain 10 points.
  • If your question or answer is down-voted, you lose 10 points.
  • Having your answer selected as the best gives you 20 points.
  • Selecting an answer as the best on your question gives you 2 points.
  • Down-voting a post loses you 2 points (this is to discourage people downvoting for no reason).

If a post is hidden, points gained from upvotes are lost, but points lost from downvotes stay, they do not come back. However, the -2 from downvoting gets returned eventually I think.

See also:

answered May 22, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited 4 days ago by Le Scraf
You are the boss pokemaster, I want to be moderator some day! But I know that's not easy, so I'm going to work hard!
thanks now i get it
I recently saw someone new with 0 points and no downvotes question or whatever. Have you stopped giving people the sign-up bonus?
Is poke master an account set up by the people that make this site?
No. Pokemaster is the Person who created this site. :P
3 votes

You can get Points by:

  1. You start with 20 as a base.
  2. Asking questions gets you 2 points.
  3. Answering questions gets 2 points.
  4. If someone votes your question or answer up, you gain 10 points.
  5. If someone chooses your answer as a best answer, you get 20 points.
  6. If you choose an answer to your question as Best, you get 4 points.

You can lose points by:

  1. If your answer or question is rated down you lose 10 points.
  2. If you vote an answer down you lose 2 points (but they may end up coming back later)
answered May 22, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jun 30, 2011 by Pokemaster
Nice point system! ;)
...And then Pokemater answers...
Wait! Your answer is false!
Bad Swampert! :(
Gosh. "Answered May 22, >>>2010<<<, not recent. It's an old answer, just a suggestion, don't make useless comments like that on answers 3 years old :)
says the person 3 days late to reply >.<