What is reputation?

How to earn (or lose) it

What is Reputation?

Reputation is how we measure the trust our community has in you. It’s earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about.
The more Reputation you earn, the more privileges you gain.
Once you achieve, the highest privilege levels, you'll have access to many of the tools available only to Moderators. That is intentional. We don’t run this site: the community does!

What are roles?

Your Reputation depends on your Role, and it's measured by points.
New joiners start with 0 Reputation points. As you earn Reputation points, your Role improves.

Below is the list of Roles along with the Reputation points they require:

  • Guest: 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 to convince the community that you know what you’re talking about?

The most important activity on 100 ASA is the curation of other users photos.
To submit a photo for curation, you should first comment on two "in-curation" photos by following this link. This will unlock the photo upload feature.
Your current Role will define how many curation tool you can access.

See below what each Role can do:

  • Guest
    • Only browse the website - no actions allowed
  • User
    • Vote-Up on a comment
    • Like a photo
    • Write a comment
    • Share a photo on Facebook and/or Instagram
    • Submit up to 3 photos for curation per week
  • Scholar (500 points)
    • All User actions, plus:
    • Submit up to 4 photos for curation per week
  • Student (1000 points)
    • All User actions, plus:
    • Submit up to 5 photos for curation per week
  • Photographer (5000 points)
    • All User actions, plus:
    • Submit up to 6 photos for curation per week
  • Guru (10000 points)
    • All Photographer actions, plus:
    • Vote-Down a comment
    • Submit up to 7 photos for curation per week
  • Moderator (20000 points)
    • All Guru actions, plus:
    • Vote for publishing or rejecting a photo
    • Remove a comment globally from the website (it must contain rude words, offences of any kind)

How do I earn Reputation points?

The primary way to earn reputation points is by posting useful comments. Another way is by having your comments voted up.
Other actions will also let you earn or lose Reputation points. See below:

You earn 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 lose reputation when:

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