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[FAQ] How do I earn and understand user points on E2E?

Here you will learn how user points are earned and the level types you can reach when you become a member on E2E.

  • The Points Program is a way to recognize members for their contributions to the E2E Support Forums.

     

    Members can earn points on E2E by

    • Answering questions
    • Verifying answers
    • Connecting with fellow engineers
    • Adding new content

     

    Each contribution to E2E is rewarded with a designated point value.

    Explanation of Levels

    Level

    Member Points

    Employee Points

    Prodigy

    1-250

    1-750

    Intellectual

    251-1,000

    751-3,000

    Expert

    1,001-3000

    3,001-9,000

    Genius

    3,001-6000

    9,001-18,000

    Mastermind

    6,001-10,000

    18,001-49,999

    Guru

    10,000+

    50,000+

     

    How to earn points

    Explanation of Levels

    Type within E2E Support Forums

    Description

    Points

    Post

    Amount each new forum post will be worth

    10

    Reply

    Amount each forum reply will be worth (replies made by thread author do NOT increment points)

    10

    Verified Answer

    Amount a user will receive for having a reply verified as the answer

    20

    Likes

    Amount each LIKE received will be worth

    5

    Amount each LIKE given will be worth

    1

    Favorite (user) friend

    Amount a user will receive for being selected as a friend

    5

     

    FAQs about points program

    1. Do I start out at a level?

    • If you are a new member to E2E you start out as a Prodigy

    2. What do the different level represent?

    • The levels within the E2E are used to represent community participation. Identifying top community contributors will allow users to further validate the information that they are analyzing.

    3. What is a verified answer?

    • A verified answer is a question that has been determined as “resolved” or “answered”. Verified answers can be selected by any E2E member. Questions may have multiple verified answers, however no points will be awarded if the original person to ask a question answers their own question.

    4. Can I lose points?

    • Yes. If one of your posts is marked verified answer but later unmarked, you will lose the 20 points. Previously awarded points will also be deducted if a thread or Reply is deleted.