Hello my fellow storm freaks!
Let me introduce you to something very unique to this community!
The Storm Freaks Special Points System!What is it?
It's a point scoring system for all members!Ok, so how do I earn points?
Currently there are 3 ways:
1) You can earn points by commenting in Arashi related discussion posts by our mods. (No points for activity/game posts, modposts, and annoucement posts.)
For each comment that has substantial content (so just saying 'thanks', or 'nice' won't cut it, no junk/spam either), you get 2 points.
Note that for logistics purposes, only comments made within 1 week from the time the post is made will be counted. E.g. A post was made on the 3rd of Oct, points will only be awarded for comments made on/before the 10th of Oct. Comments made on the 11th of Oct will not count.
2) Contests/quizzes/activities/games will be held once every two weeks or so, and points will be rewarded to the participants. The amount of points rewarded will vary with the type of contest and so on, so stay tuned!
3) Make a post on Storm Freaks! Contribute to the community by making a post and earn 20 points*. Please see here
for further instructions.
*Subject to changes if system is abused.I saw something there... what's "substantial content"?
Comments that are meaningful, and add to the discussion. While we certainly appreciate words of thanks, saying 'thank you' alone won't merit you with a point. Try to add on talk about the post!That's reasonable. Anything else to note?
Oh. Please read the Do's and Don'ts post
Members who flame (or instigate flames) will get 10 demerit points, per comment. Same goes for bashing, racism, and insensitive comments about religion.This sounds really exciting! But what can I do with the points?
You'll get to see how active you were in the community, and boast to your friends about it! We'll also put the final points each member got in the Hall of Fame at the end of every cycle!
Top point scorers will also receive special prizes from us Storm Freaks mods!
More info about the prizes:
Prizes will be award to the top 5 point scorers, with a special 'big' prize for the winner*!
There will also be a lucky draw for those outside the top 5, so don't despair if you're not at the very top!
*To give others a chance, the same person may not win the 'big' prize twice in a row - the prize will go to the 1st runner up instead.Huh? What's a cycle?
A cycle is a scoring period, lasting about 6 months. At the end of each cycle, points are tallied, prizes awarded, and a new cycle will begin. Points are reset every cycle, to make it fair or new comers and so on. Everyone will get a chance!Ok, so how do I check my points?
You can check your points over at this
spreadsheet. Note that the counting and keying in of points is a MANUAL process, as such occasionally you may see some weird numbers as we update the points live (while keying in the numbers). So don't be alarmed. Also, points are only updated when the mods are free. Usually after the 1 week limit for each post is up, depending on mod/volunteer availability of course.Wonderful! I'll definitely take part! But a last question... why this Points System in the first place?
Because we want to make a fun community with LOADS of member INTERACTION. We want a place where we can hold discussions with other fans. That's why we came up with this incentive for people to comment and chat. We hope that you'll enjoy your time chatting with us, and with the other community members!!!
Lastly, this system is constantly being refined and reworked. As such, the rules of this system will be tweaked should the need arise, we appreciate your kind understanding!
- Be active, comment and discuss in posts, take part in contests, earn points.
- Top point scorers wins prizes!
- Scores reset every 6 months.