What is reputation?

And how do I earn (and lose) it?

So what is reputation?

Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. The more reputation you earn, the more privileges you gain and the more tools you'll have access to on the site - at the highest privilege levels, you'll have access to many of the same tools available to the site moderators. That is intentional. We don’t run this site; the community does!

What are roles?

Reputation relates to Roles. New joiners starts with 0 reputation points. The more reputation points you earn, the higher you role will be

Below is the list of Roles along with the reputation points required

  • Free Account - 0 points
  • User - 0 Points
  • Scholar - 500 points
  • Student - 1,000 points
  • Photographer - 5,000 points
  • Guru - 10,000 points
  • Moderator - 20,000 points

How convincing the community that you know what you’re talking about?

The most important activities on 100 ASA is "curating" other users photos. The higher is your role the more curation tool you will have access.

Below is the list of "role vs action" allowed for each role

In order to submit a single photo for curation you should first write 2 comments on other photos. You unlock a photo upload every 2 comments.

  • Free Account
    • Can just browse the website, no actions are allowed
  • User
    • Vote-Up on a comment
    • Like a photo
    • Write a comment
    • Share a photo on Facebook and/or Instagram
    • Submit a maximum of 3 photo for curation per week.
  • Scholar - 500 points
    • All User actions plus:
    • Submit a maximum of 4 photo for curation per week.
  • Student - 1000 points
    • All User actions plus:
    • Submit a maximum of 5 photo for curation per week.
  • Photographer - 5000 points
    • All User actions plus:
    • Submit a maximum of 6 photo for curation per week.
  • Guru - 10000 points
    • All Photographer actions plus:
    • Vote-Down a comment
    • Submit a maximum of 7 photo for curation per week.
  • Moderator - 20000 points
    • All Guru actions plus:
    • Vote for publish or reject a photo
    • Remove a comment (moderation)
    • Remove a photo (moderation)

How do I earn reputation points?

The primary way to gain reputation is by posting good comments on photos. Votes on these comments will make you gaining reputation. There are also other actions that will make you earn or loose reputation points.

You gain reputation when:

  • your photo is published: +50
  • you write a comment: +7
  • you curate a photo (moderators only): +5
  • your comment is voted up: +5
  • your photo is commented: +2
  • your photo is liked: +2
  • you vote for a comment: +1
  • you like a photo: +1

You loose reputation when:

  • one of your comments is voted down: -5
  • one of your comments is removed by a moderator (inappropriate content): -21