Why I am not getting points for comments?

Saumyakanta S July 10, 2013
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After the transition to new interface on MakeUseOf, I’m not getting any points for answers or comments I’ve posted.

  1. Ronik S
    October 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    thanks interesting

  2. Bill G
    October 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Well, Makeuseof's own FAQ says comments earn points: "Reward points are earned for various actions such as commenting, sharing articles and answering questions at MakeUseOf Answers...." but then directs you to a list which doesn't including commenting or answering questions as ways to earn points.

    Looking at the list it's pretty clear all MUO cares about is advertising the site. Things which make the site genuinely more useful, like providing good answers to questions, are not rewarded. A Like on facebook on the other hand, which doesn't do a thing directly to improve the site? Yeah, sure, you'll points for that!

    I've answered a few questions lately. But with absolutely no feedback, reward or rating why have a reward and/or rating system in place at all? I feel much better helping people out on low-key forums rather than on this ultra-commercial site and that's where I will be spending my limited time now.

  3. MakeUseOf TechGuy
    July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

    We no longer award points for comments or Answers, though we may introduce this in future.

    • Saumyakanta S
      July 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Ok I got it!!

    • Justin Pot
      July 11, 2013 at 2:34 am

      No points? Why am I wasting my time answering things here?

    • Harshit J
      July 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      You are not wasting your time Justin, you get points for the likes you get on the answers.

    • MakeUseOf TechGuy
      July 16, 2013 at 10:01 am

      No you don't...

    • Saumyakanta S
      July 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Then , thats frustrating....

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