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Photos

Uploading a photo gives you 100 points.
You get 10 points for every time somebody gives your photo a thumbs-up
You lose 10 points for every time somebody gives it a thumbs down
You lose 1000 points if the editors must pull your photo because it’s inappropriate, not yours to upload, or for any other reason

Videos

Uploading a video gives you 100 points.
You get 10 points for every time somebody gives your video a thumbs-up
You lose 10 points for every time somebody gives it a thumbs down
You lose 1000 points if the editors must pull your video because it’s inappropriate, not yours to upload, or for any other reason

Answers

Asking a question gives you zero points
The asker gets 10 points every time someone else answers their question.
Answering another’s question gives you 100 points (you get no points for answering your own)
Best answers gives the person answering the question 100 points
You get 10 points every time somebody gives your answer a thumbs-up
You lose 10 points every time somebody gives it a thumbs down
You lose 1000 points if the editors must delete your question or your answer for any reason

Comments

Posting a comment gives you 50 points
You get 10 points for every time somebody gives your comment a thumbs-up
You lose 10 points for every time somebody gives it a thumbs down
You lose 1000 points if the editors must delete your comment for any reason

Forums

You get zero points for starting a thread.
You get 10 points for every response to your thread.
You get 10 points for posting a response to a thread started by somebody else.
You get 10 points if somebody gives your response a thumbs-up.
You lose 10 points if they give your response a thumbs down.
You lose 1000 points if your thread or your response must be pulled by the editors for any reason.

Gear Reviews

You get 50 points every time you review a piece of gear.
You get 10 points every time somebody gives your review a thumbs up.
You lose 10 points every time somebody gives it a thumbs down.
You lose 1000 points if your review must be pulled by the editors for any reason.

Ratings

When you give anything a thumbs up, you get 10 points.
When you give reader-generated content (photos, videos, answers, comments, etc.) a thumbs down, you get zero points.
When you give editorially generated content a thumbs down, you get 10 points.

How Points Translate Into Stars:

0 – 5000 points = 1 star
5001 – 10000 points = 2 stars
10001 – 20000 points = 3 stars
20001 – 40000 points = 4 stars
40001 + points = 5 stars

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