Member Benefits and Reward System
Our intention from the start of Ancient Origins has been to foster an open community where people with a passion for investigating, understanding, and explaining ancient mysteries and human origins can discuss their ideas, views and/or research. We have therefore implemented a member point system which will reward you for your role in developing and participating in this community.
With this system, you will accumulate points for logging in, visiting and sharing content, writing articles, inviting friends to join the community, and commenting on articles. In the future, you will also be able to earn points by posting in forums, or taking on other roles (if you wish), such as moderating or editing.
Why should I participate?
Communities connect people from all over the world, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds for a common interest. By participating in such a community you can make contacts, share opinions, find answers, engage in debates, learn new information, inform others, gain or give support, and most importantly, enjoy yourself.
For the professional members of our community, it is a chance to demonstrate your expertise, and for others, it is the chance to reach out to a pool of potential experts and engage prominent academics and researchers in discussions about topics that really matter. Our number one objective at Ancient-Origins is to get to the root of the origins of mankind and the fascinating journey we have taken over thousands, if not millions, of years. We believe that this can only be achieved by great minds coming together.
What can I get with my points?
Members who accumulate points will receive the following benefits:
- You can redeem your points for gifts such as books, art, crafts, outdoor equipment, vouchers, event tickets and more
- Eligibility to participate in competitions
- Enhanced reputation and recognition within the community
- Higher rankings within the point system
- Opportunities to become a moderator or editor at Ancient Origins
- Further benefits to be released in future, including free subscription options
How do I earn points?
First you need to register on the site as the member point system only works with registered users. As a member, there are a number of ways you can earn and accumulate points.
Here's a list of the current opportunities:
- Login – 1 point (maximum 1 per day)
- Write an article that is approved for publishing – 10 points
- Sharing content – 2 points (TBA)
- Commenting on articles – 1 point for each comment
- Inviting friends – 2 points (TBA)
Comments that are not meaningful and appear to have been posted simply as a way to accumulate points will be removed, as will the points associated with those comments. You will also only be able to earn a maximum of 1 point a day for logging in. This is to prevent people logging in and out simple to earn points. However, there are plenty of other ways you can earn points and there is no maximum as to how many points you can earn in a day.
What are the ranking levels?
|Level 1||-||0 - 250||-||AO Seeker|
|Level 2||-||250 - 500||-||AO Explorer|
|Level 3||-||500 - 750||-||AO Investigator|
|Level 4||-||750 - 1000||-||AO Pathfinder|
|Level 5||-||1000+||-||AO Pioneer|
How can I check my points and rank?
You can view your points and rank by clicking on ‘My Points’ on the top menu of the site. Your points will also be displayed next to your username when you post a comment on the site.
You can redeem your points for a wide range of great products!
Here is an initial list but more items will be uploaded to the site shortly, so stay tuned!