1 - liamssoft 888,552 2 4654 alexoscarew 244,431 3 1 fashionfreak 153,698 4 1423 rahus 147,924 5 4651 vaayuputha 101,200 6 3 goravchhajer 79,323 7 4649 J.A. Dunabeitia 66,135 8 2 cricfan 59,950 9 1 zmandell 34,972 10 80 Doc Vega 30,867 11 4645 SocialDhaba 20,683 12 7 chiverico 20,356 13 6 PeaceFrog 19,547 14 1 JerryM 18,684 15 4641 TheKnowledgeAcademy 17,623 16 2 jennifer_Martin 16,207 17 8 Scrivener 15,669 18 6 ishambat 13,338 19 26 duo 10,770 20 9 UFO Blogger 10,209 21 8 karenfish 9,658

## How You Get Your Points

Points for members are determined by multiplying the variable listed in the left column with the value in the right column. So for instance, if you posted 3 stories you would get:

3 × 10.00 points = 30.00 points.

ActivityWeighting
Stories that made to Front Page30
Videos posted20
Photos posted10
Audio posted15
Recommendations on stories posted4
Original stories posted10
Imported Stories posted5
Views on Original Story Posted0.02
Views on Imported Story Posted0.01
Video marked as eyewitness10
Views on Eyewitness Video0.02
Views on Imported Video0.01
Photo marked as eyewitness10
Views on Eyewitness Photo0.02
Views on Stock Photo0.01
Recommendations Given1
Flags posted3
Having a profile photo1
Members who favorited you1.0
Channels managed10
Made Featured Member in a channel / feature3
Features managed10
Features created5
Widget edited0.5

The points you earn are used to calculate member rankings on a daily, weekly, monthly and all-time basis. We will be modifying this formula as we go depending on how the community evolves. We will be adding new point earning opportunities as well as tweaking the weighting. Let us know what you think. In some sense this is a competition but it would be silly to think of this in a kind of Darwinian sense. The point of this the system is to reward people for giving something back to the community and not developing bizarre mutations.

## What is member ranking all about?

So what’s all this ranking business about? Isn’t all news created equal?

Nope, it ain’t. Your rank on the leaderboard is determined by your stats. The more you contribute and get involved, the more you’ll move up.

So how exactly is your score determined? It’s a tasty secret sauce formula that takes into account everything you’ve contributed to the site. Long story short, you want lots of recommendations, page views, comments, and front-page stories.

If you’ve been on the site for less than three months you’re considered a rookie. Everyone else is a veteran. Thus people who have been involved the longest have an advantage.

Your rank is always changing, even when you’re not active on the site. This is because the time frame for which stats are considered is always inching forward. In other words, you’ve got to be active to stay on top.

Above all, rankings are meant to be a fun way to see who’s the newsiest. Are you strong enough to be our (wo)man?