Default Policy for Awarding Points
|Action||Points to Actor||Points to Author|
|Vote up a question||--||+5|
|Vote down a question||-1||-2|
|Vote up an answer||--||+10|
|Vote down an answer||-1||-2|
|Select a best answer||+2||+15|
The idea is that users get awarded for quality contributions instead of just activity. Posting a long list of low-value questions or responses will not earn you points. Rather, you earn points when *others* see value in your contributions.
There is also a small penalty for "chastising" someone else by voting down their question or answer.
- Points are not awarded when a user takes an action on their own content (e.g., I don't get points for voting up my own question or my own answer).
- Points never expire.
- This module does not current award advanced privileges or user badges for accumulating points.
The module shows a users' points in the "submitted" text on questions and answers. For example:
Sun, 06/26/2011 - 16:18 — duphija (15)
Here, the ending "(15)" has been added and means this author has 15 points.
In addition, the module displays the transactions that have affected a user's points in their profile. It adds a tab to the "Your Questions" menu item (this menu item is itself added by Answers). The new tab is located at 'user/%/questions/reputation'
Guidelines for Developers
The policy for awarding points can be altered using the Rules UI.
For use in theming, the module sets a new variable for question and answer nodes: $answers_reputation.
NOTE: The D6 version of the module requires Best Answers 6.x-2.x-dev committed on 7/2/2011 or after.