This page aims to answer members’ most common questions about Reputation Points:
If this page doesn’t answer your question, please feel free to ask your question to other members in the Forum.
Reputation Points have two primary purposes:
1. To publically recognise the contributions of different members to justlooking
2. To act as the basis for profit sharing amongst Contributor members
When deals are posted, we build affiliate links with merchants where this is possible. When users make purchases using these links, justlooking receives sales commissions.
Instead of simply keeping all of the commission paid to us, we share it with our Contributor members in the form of cash rewards. At launch justlooking will be sharing 50% of profits directly with Contributor members, and it is hoped that this percentage will be increased as the site grows. Profit shares are allocated on a monthly basis, based on the Reputation Points earned by members in that month.
We do this to help maintain the quality of content, ensure that the best deals are found, encourage full participation and ultimately provide the best community for sharing and finding deals. As users vote on deals, this keeps the site unbiased while rewarding members for finding great deals.
All members earn Reputation Points. Reputation Points are awarded based on user activity on justlooking, and are intended to be proportional to their contribution to the success of the site. As you would expect, Reputation Point awards are weighted to the success of deals posted, in particular the number of fulfilled “Get Deal” clicks and deal up-votes. However to help encourage a community spirit a much wider range of activities also accrue Points, including voting on deals, commenting, participation in forums, closing of expired deals, editing deals to improve clarity, etc.
There are also formulaic bonus awards. Referrers of new users earn monthly bonuses based on the activity of the users they refer (see next section). Moderator users also earn a monthly Moderator Bonus to reward them for their efforts running the community.
From time-to-time, justlooking may re-calibrate the weighting of Reputation Points earned for certain activities if evidence suggests that current weights are inappropriate. Any such re-weighting will only be effective on a go-forward basis, and will not impact historical earnings.
justlooking does not publish its detailed activity award tables as we don’t want to encourage gaming of Reputation Points, but you will get a feel for how Points accrue as you use the site.
To say thank you for helping the justlooking community to grow, members earn bonus Reputation Points when friends and family they refer start using Justlooking. For each referral, members earn a monthly bonus equivalent to 5% of their referred users’ monthly Reputation Points. This includes a 5% bonus on any referral bonuses earned by their referred users.
There are no limits on the size on bonuses, and members can make as many referrals as they want. Members will earn bonuses every month that their friends continues to use Justlooking.
To access more details on the referral scheme, and to invite new users through the scheme, please click on the referral banner displayed in the left hand column of the home page.
In general you cannot lose Reputation Points. For example, you will not get negative Reputation Points for down votes on your deals.
The exceptions to this are:
1. If justlooking administrators chose to make adjustments. This will include but is not limited to Reputation Points earned from activities found to be either 'not in the spirit' or 'not conducive' to building the justlooking community, or clear system errors in calculation. justlooking reserves the right to apply fraud prevention measures as it sees fit.
2. If your account is terminated or disabled as a result of prohibited behaviour, then your Reputation Points may be forfeit and any further activities which might otherwise become credited to your account will not be deemed to be applicable.
Welcome! In preparation for full launch from September we need your help testing and calibrating justlooking. If you see any gremlins, areas we can improve upon or would like to be part of justlooking please let us know.
During this period profit sharing will not be in operation. However, all other aspects of the site will be fully working. This means you will be able to find, share, vote and discuss great deals and also generate reputation points to qualify as a contributor.
From September 50% of profits will be shared with contributors and distributed based on community activity and popularity of deals posted.
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