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

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

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

     

    Members can earn points on E2E forums by

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

     

    Each contribution is rewarded with a designated point value.

    Explanation of Levels

    TI E2E forums user level

    Points

    Prodigy

    1 to 250

    Intellectual

    251 to 1,000

    Expert

    1,001 to 3,000

    Genius

    3,001 to 6,000

    Mastermind

    6,001 to 10,000

    Guru

    More than 10,000


    TI employee level

    Points

    TI_Prodigy

    1 to 750

    TI_Intellectual

    751 to 3,000

    TI_Expert

    3,001 to 9,000

    TI_Genius

    9,001 to 18,000

    TI_Mastermind

    18,001 to 49,999

    TI_Guru

    50,000 to 75,000

    TI_Guru*

    75,001 to 100,000

    TI_Guru**

    100,001 to 125,000

    TI_Guru***

    More than 125,001

    How to earn points

    You can earn points by:

    Action

    Points value

    Liking a question or response

    1

    Receiving a like for a question or response

    5

    Receiving a friend request

    5

    Asking a new question

    10

    Replying to someone else’s question

    10

    Having a response to a question verified as the answer

    20

     

    FAQs about points program

    1. Do I start out at a level?

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

    2. What do the different level represent?

    • The levels within the E2E forums 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 forums 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. Previously awarded points will also be deducted if a thread or reply is deleted.