How it Works

The Question.com answer system is intended as a way of providing help for people who have questions about any subject. Members of Question.com can post or answer questions and subscribe to a topic.

How it works: 'Ask a question.'
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How it works: 'Help others.'
Why subscribe to a topic?

Member Levels

Members that participate by answering questions earn reward points which in-turn increases their member level.

Level Points Questions Answers Comments Additional Privileges
Gold Elite 30000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately Receive framed recognition certificate.
Elite 20000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately Elite member blog priviliges.
Premier 12000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately Listed on the top contributors page.
Advanced 4000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately Personal website link allowed on your profile page.
Senior 1000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately More influence to remove inappropriate questions.
Intermediate 200 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately Access to all avatar icons.
Junior 100 Questions are published immediately Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments are published immediately Access to 60 avatar icons.
Beginner 15 Questions may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments are published immediately Access to 40 avatar icons.
New 0 Questions may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Access to 20 avatar icons.

Earning Reward Points

Reward points are earned when you contribute positively to the community, in particular by responding to questions with helpful answers. Conversely, you may lose points (or lose your account) if you post a question or answer that is abusive or inappropriate. While points are not transferrable or redeemable, they clearly recognize those members who are most active and helpful.

What Happens Points Awarded
When your answer is regarded by the question owner as being helpful +5
When you answer another member's question +5
When another member marks your question as a favourite +1
When another member becomes a fan of you +2
When you comment on a question or answer +1
When you post a question 0
When a comment posted by you is marked as abuse/spam -5
When an answer posted by you is marked as abuse/spam -15
When your question is marked as abuse/spam -25

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