Do we earn points if our links are liked?

Answer #1

Good question. I was wondering the same thing. Maybe we may earn points by the amount of likes.. I’m guessing here.. not really sure I guess the FunAdvice staff are working on it as I realize there are still a lot of things that have to be put in place, and is on their “to-do” list. Maybe this is one o them.

Answer #2

I don’t think so. I haven’t noticed an increase in points when my links are liked. I hope they don’t make it so you get points for links, or it’ll be just like when asking questions earned you points. The links tab will just get overloaded with people spamming and trying to earn quick points.

Answer #3

Oh! I wondered what this question meant because I never even noticed there was a links tab, lol! Thanks :)

Answer #4

So…I think we’ve mentioned before (and I’ll rewrite even if we haven’t here)….

…the plan is removing points for likes on anything other than answers. Why? Simply put, too much abuse, fraud and such.

Time and time again, we’ve had to change it….and well, it just doesn’t work. Liking stuff on any website, has zero financial value. In fact, it gives you entirely the wrong incentive: is it your friend’s stuff you’re liking? Did you like it because they liked something of yours? Etc, etc.

The goal has been to reward members for participating…but, in a way that also benefits the community and ultimately, the business. Writing a great howto? Yep, you should get paid for that. Writing a great tip? Sure, you should get paid for that.

Writing a great answer? If it was the best, sure, you should get paid for that. Writing a “me too” answer? Nope, that’s more or less useless…as the person only needs one great answer, and it’s annoying to anybody to get an off topic answer to their question.

So….well, we have a lot of plans, most of them are “in the works” and if you keep score at home, the site has changed more in the last six weeks than the last 8 months.

Ultimately, what we’re trying to do:

  1. Reward people for doing things that matter
  2. Incentivize members to hang out, do stuff and communicate with others
  3. Encourage people to share us, elsewhere, so that our audience grows….as if we can grow the overall audience, the business means more and we can do more, cool stuff (eg, limit advertising to only certain areas, etc).
Answer #5

I understand thx so much :-)

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