Community Rankings Explained is all about delivering value to our users, and promoting community members who help create that value.

In order to do that, we have several ranking systems for our community which help measure a member's contribution level and quality.

We'll explain how they work here.

Contribution Rank

This number is based on how much content you contribute to the community. Any time you post an article, blog, video, podcast, opportunity, post in the forums, invite a friend to the site, or connect with another user, you gain points.

Depending on the amount of points you have, you will get a ranking of 1-5.

The point values are as follows:

  • Post an Article, Blog, Podcast, Video:  25 points
  • Post in a Company (Post, News, Video): 25 points
  • Start a Group:  25 points
  • Post in a Group:  10 points
  • Post in the Forums:  10 points
  • Refer a user to the site: 50 points

The Contribution Rank is calculated as follows:

  • 0-200 Points:  Level 1
  • 200-2,000 Points:  Level 2
  • 2,000-5,000 Points: Level 3
  • 5,000-10,000 Points:  Level 4
  • 10,000-15,000 Points:  Level 5
  • 15,000-20,000 Points:  Level 6
  • 20,000-25,000 Points:  Level 7
  • 25,000-30,000 Points:  Level 8
  • 30,000-35,000 Points:  Level 9
  • 35,000-40,000 Points:  Level 10

Community Rank

This score is based on the QUALITY of the content you contribute. 

Quality is determined by other members of the community who VOTE for your content. Every piece of content on this site has a vote button next to the title. Each member may vote once, and only once, on a piece of content.  If you like something or think it’s useful, then vote for it!

Your votes literally run BetterNetworker because user content with the most votes is prominently displayed throughout the site.

Your rank will be a score of 1-10. 1 being the lowest, and 10 being the highest rank.

The score is calculated with a simple formula:

We take the total pieces of content you have posted which have also received votes, then divide that number by the total number of votes for all of your content, to get an average number of votes for your content.

For example, let’s say you’ve submitted 5 articles, which have received a total of 30 votes. 

Your average number of votes would be 30/5 = 6.

This number is then compared against all other averages in the system and assigned a rank based on where you fall out of all users, on a scale of 1-10.

This means users with a community rank of 10, have posted the highest quality content on the site.

If your content is not of quality and receives low or no votes, you will always have a low community rank.

It should be noted that your ranking can change based on the quality of content being added to our community. Having this ranking system will help encourage our members to promote quality content which increases the value of this site for you as a community member!

So always remember to VOTE for content that you like!