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sonisick
Nintex Newbie

Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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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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Automation Master
Automation Master

Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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Wouldn't like to speculate too much on this, but you should get rewarded, not just for writing the blog but for the likes and comments made on your blog as people read it. So a well written and useful blog will get rewarded this way as well. Lets see what ‌ says though.

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sonisick
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Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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Good Point.

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burkslm
Nintex Newbie

Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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It is a question more for ‌. We'll see what he says!

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Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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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.

In keeping with value, I'd encourage you to mark ‌'s answer correct!

I hope this answers your question!

All the best,

Frank

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murphybp2
Nintex Newbie

Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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Very helpful information .  This should be it's own blog post.  

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burkslm
Nintex Newbie

Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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Makes sense!

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Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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I'm going to focus on preparing for my InspireX presentation with ‌, but... I'll see if I can round up a list of the most common actions and the points awarded for them and put it in a blog.

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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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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 .

Stephan Onisick‌ - 

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!

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Re: Why are so little points given for a blog on the community site?

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Pretty accurate. But as Brendan points out, I should probably post an updated blog with any changes.

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