For every game (or "move") you play, you spend 2 minutes reading/commenting/creating something on this site!
You get to see what other people think. There is a ton of information here, from openings, to middle game, to end game. Blogs, forums, etc. The info may help you improve in your weak areas, or you may meet some people who provide you with a ton of good info. I have met a couple of people, albeit online, that I am glad to know. Some have already impacted me positively.
You benefit more than you may just by playing your own games. I don't believe there is a good player who became good by not studying other people's game. Most good players are interested in the games of others to see how they are playing. They read articles about them to see how they think, etc.
You get to help. Chess.com is our website. I feel that guys like Erik and Matt and Andy and other people who are involved making this site work, cannot do it all by themselves. They cannot comment on every topic, they cannot help all the people who need help, etc. Since we get to enjoy the fruits of their labor, I think it would be great to show our enjoyment and love of the game by helping to make the site a lively one.
You feel good. Try it. If you don't feel good, let me know!
You love the game more! You become better! You are stronger since you are a helper! You feel better than you would if you had not read a few things and dropped a few comments! You become productive while waiting for your opponent to play!
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET FROM BEING AN ACTIVE MEMBER?
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