question about points...

By BarbLynn70 Latest Reply 2011-08-25 16:26:54 -0500
Started 2011-08-21 21:31:36 -0500

how do you earn them and what can we do with them?
thank you in advance for helping me. =]

9 replies

margokittycat 2011-08-25 16:26:54 -0500 Report

Hello BarbLynn and welcome to DC! It is the best place to come for support, help and answers. I have only been on here since June of this year, but have like 23 badges I don't keep track of points. I love being here and getting to know everyone and help where I can. As AuntieM said go to the profile page top middle and follow her instructions from there. It tells yo all you need to know. Welcome to the COMMUNITY!

AuntieM234 2011-08-25 07:36:31 -0500 Report

Speaking to your question about how to earn points: On your Profile page top middle, click on the heading "Badges & Points". First you will see all of the Badges and what it takes to earn them. Next (as you scroll down) you will see all the ways you can earn points and how many points are awarded for each action.

grandmaducky 2011-08-22 16:14:32 -0500 Report

i don't even look at points i just like talking to friends and learning thing i don't know about and learning how to do something differently

jayabee52 2011-08-22 16:17:42 -0500 Report

I really don't look at my points either unless answering a question such as this. I do what I do without regard to points or badges. I love what I do here.

realsis77 2011-08-22 10:53:55 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to our family! Jayabee explained it perfectly! I'm pretty active here but have only been here a year or a bit over so I only have about 13;000 points and 30 or so badges. So get active in the group and start earning your points and badges today! It takes some time to build but its fun! :)

jayabee52 2011-08-22 02:19:54 -0500 Report

Howdy Barbi, welcome to DC!
Points, like the badges you earn, are to indicate how active you are. There's really nothing you can DO with the points or the badges. Currently, I have 41 badges and 53,700 + points. Because I am very active on DC my total is constantly going up.

I have been on DC about 3 yrs this coming Sept. But I am a relative piker in points compared to some who have 300,000+ points. There are quick ways to pump up one's points, but it is not my style. In my interactions on the discussion boards I prefer giving quality information or well reasoned opinions rather than a lot of little 3 or 4 word answers. That takes me some time to research and as I am not a super-fast typist, so my points are not as high as some. But that does not bother me, especially when someone emails me thanking me and telling me that my answers made sense to them and that they'll try my suggestions.

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

George1947 2011-08-21 21:43:40 -0500 Report

Points are earned by doing things, like "liking" someones post, posting a message, having others like your posts, and various other activities. And you earn badges based on the total of the activities you do…

BTW, welcome to the site. :)

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