How You Get Your Points
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?