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Tuesday 3rd July, 2007 - 08:50am
Well, it's been an interesting month. The Ten Word Flash Badge was released, as a site we reached 5000 reviews, and I personally hit 600. As well as those achievements though, the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that up by your username at the top right of the site is a little bit of text that says what level you're at and how many points you currently have.
But what do those numbers mean? Well, basically they're a way of letting everyone see who the best contributors to The Ten Word Review are. You get points for everything. Every time you write a review you get a point, every time you rate one you get a bunch of points. The better any review is rated by the community the more points you get.
As you'd expect from The Ten Word Review, there are ten levels that you can rise through. Right now there are three people who have almost 50,000 points each which puts them at level 8, a short little tantalising leap away from level 9. 50,000 points might sound like a lot, but if you were a new user who rated every single review on the site then you'd get there. In fact, it would make you the number one user of the site!
So, how do you get points then? Reviewing anything will get you a point. Having it rated as amazing by the community will get you an extra fifty, damn good an extra twenty, and good will net you an extra five. On the other hand, if everyone decides that your review is terrible then I'm afraid you'll lose five points. If you're looking for an easy way to gain points though, just rate stuff. Every single review you rate will net you a smashing ten points, letting you rise through the ranks and hit the leaderboard.
You can find out more about levels and points at the "Levels and Points" page in the help section of the site.
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