A lot of hard work, experience, trial and error, writing, punctuation go into a thoughtful blog. They are free to the Nintex Community. It seems their valuation is not commensurate with the effort.
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Hi, Stephan Onisick!
A very reasonable question!
And Ryan nails it (so I'd like you to take action on that, which I'll explain in a sec). In the hierarchy of this community, the most valuable thing that can be done is receiving a correct answer. That earns 40 points. Marking one correct, which we would want to encourage, earns the member 30 points. That's how much one earns for creating a blogpost. But, it's not just creating the blog that counts. It's the value that the members put on it.
Please allow me pull back the curtain a little bit.
The points in the community are divided into two categories: active actions and passive actions. And there are various points rewarded accordingly. For example, you might only get 30pts for creating a blog post, but if people "like" it, you get 15pts every time (that's a "repeatable" action). That's why early in the year, you see people who have existing content on the site, shoot up to the top of the leaderboard quickly. But as the year progresses, things settle out because people who already liked that blog aren't going to go like it again. And people who created a post on that topic aren't going to create it again. It's a big reason we have made it out habit at Nintex to re-set the points each year. It allows newcomers an opportunity to shine.
Having said that, I completely understand that 30 points seems like a paltry amount at first. But consider that when people see and continue to add their likes, the value to the person who writes it only goes up.
I hope this answers your question!
All the best,
Frank Field -
Not sure if these are all still accurate, but I believe the majority are when it comes to Badges and Earning Points on the Site .
My two cents, for what it is worth , keep the dialog open. This is a community and we should encourage each other the share their experiences no matter what. You never know what you may need help with or insight on in the future and you may get help from someone unexpected. As the year goes on you will see how the points pan out, and as mentioned already, blogs, when well written, pay for themselves over time! My first blog, Translating your process into Nintex , has given me 303 points so far, and the first one I really poured myself into ( ) has only yielded me a meager 175 points, but has seen way more traffic:
I hope you keep the content coming because I love it and want to see the community grow!