We have had a number of questions about the new scoring this month which we will address in this topic, as well as detail a few other scoring methods that are not published elsewhere.
1.) Only the first five new forum topics are awarded points in a twenty four hour period. If more than five are started in twenty four hours, the topic will still be started but no points are awarded. Topics will still be deleted if Judges feel the author is simply posting for points or doesn't meet general BGH rules, even if the author is under the limit.
2.) We will only be approving up to 50,000 points combined between Stories and Tips per member. This means that the maximum amount you can earn total throughout the month of December is 50,000 points between both Photo & Story and Tip submissions together. If you hit the limit, we can still publish the tip or story for no points, but the author will be given the choice. You can mix and match tips and stories to meet this limit.
3.) Only the first 100 Photos per member submitted to the photo gallery will receive points. This puts a maximum of 5000 points for photo gallery submissions per member. Beyond 100 photos you can still upload, delete, edit, whatever you would like but only the first 100 will be awarded points. Photos approved for points must still meet Contest guidelines.
4.) How many times you comment on a given topic, blog, etc affects the comment score.