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What are Reputation Points and how do they work?

You earn reputation points based on your activity within our Commenting Unit, Article Sentiment, or Trending Now (article recirculation). The more Reputation Points you earn, the higher your level grows as an engaged community member.

You earn ONE reputation point by doing each of the below

  • Post a Comment or a Reply
    • NOTE: To get a point, the comment has to be accepted by moderation
  • Submit an Emoji Reaction
    • NOTE: No points awarded for downvotes
  • Emoji Reactions received
    • NOTE: No points awarded for downvotes

Points give you a special rank. Your rank reflects how engaged you are with the community. Based on the number of Reputation Points, the current available ranks are:


0 - 50 points

NOVICE 50 - 200 points
ROOKIE 200 - 5,000 points
BEGINNER 5,000 - 10,000 points
TALENTED 10,000 - 20,000 points
SKILLED 20,000 - 50,000 points
EXPERIENCED 50,000 - 100,000 points
ADVANCED 100,000 - 500,000 points
SENIOR 500,000 - 1M points
EXPERT 1M+ points

Many engaged users have provided their feedback on our Reputation Points and Ranks system — we would love to hear your feedback and ideas at commenting-help@insticator.com.