What do Points mean, please?

Heather_Stephens

I now have 700 points. Woohoo! Well done to me. Yay!

But I have no idea how I got them or what they mean.

Help!

IMBacon

It determines how active you are on the site forums.

Heather_Stephens

Ta. Can I trade them in for a flight to New York? I'd settle for Paris.

Wow! Just checked. You have 3,172 points! Star. Makes mine a bit measly.

IMBacon
Heather_Stephens wrote:

Ta. Can I trade them in for a flight to New York? I'd settle for Paris.

Wow! Just checked. You have 3,172 points! Star. Makes mine a bit measly.

They are redeemable for...NOTHING.  

So you have that.

Smositional
Heather_Stephens wrote:

I now have 700 points. Woohoo! Well done to me. Yay!

But I have no idea how I got them or what they mean.

Help!

If you reach 1 billion points you will get 1 billion points.

KeSetoKaiba

You get one point for every post in a forum, blog, and other comments too. However, other than this, they mean nothing. Points simply show how "active" the member is in the chess.com community. happy.png

Smositional

You get an achievement for reaching 1000 points.

corum

Prizes! Points mean prizes. Everyone knows that!

Gruber86
When the site first started up, I believe you could redeem them for a chess.com t-shirt!
riuryK

That's one of the measurements I don't get here. Basically it doesn't say much. By how much is a guy with 3.5K active compared to another folk with 1.6K? It's kind of a useless unit of measure. Number of forum threads initiated, forum replies, blog articles... that'd say much more.

Smositional

The points show how much this member contributes to the chess community. Just divide the number of points by the number of days you are here on chess.com and you get a useful metric.

ilovesmetuna

chessdotcom sadly is a far cry from cryptos tear.png

Smositional

2731/30 ~ 91 comments/day

riuryK
Smositional wrote:

2731/30 ~ 91 comments/day

You also get 5 points for a blog post, I believe. Kind of mixed up everything frustrated.png

Smositional

Really? ok, I had to blog post which I deleted. So the number is not accurate.

riuryK
Smositional wrote:

Really? ok, I had to blog post which I deleted. So the number is not accurate.

Yep, I noticed it last week after I posted an article (I hadn't been in the forum for a while). Almost sure it's 5 points.

Smositional

Yeah, I agree with you. The points itself don't say much. There has to be more categories but then again I wonder what would be the point of that? wink.png