Tips for winning (or: “Gimme more frickin’ points!”)
Points are a way for us to have a little fun, but more than that, it’s a way for all of us to connect with people who are active in the MakeFive community and share the best suggestions and opinions. Here are some ideas on how you can get more points, and move-up more quickly in the contest.
Complete your profile
It’s easy to do, and let’s others learn a little about who you are. Just taking a few moments to complete your profile can earn you up to 500 points. (Plus, it makes you seem like less of a lurker than those people who don’t add anything.)
Create topics that people are interested in
You only get 20 points for adding a topic. That’s pretty dismal; however, for every person who votes on your topic, you get another 10 points. This is huge. Consider this... if you create a topic that gets 100 votes, you’ll earn 1,000 points. It’s definitely worth taking the time to create good topics.
Make selections on topics
It takes 30 seconds, and nets you 5 points. It also gives the creator of the topic 10 points, as a way to show that the topic is a good one.
Add an item to a topic
Do you think that an important item is missing from a list? Add it! By doing so, you earn 10 points and get to raise awareness for something you believe in. You can get even more points by including a photo and description for your addition.
Comment on topics
The discussion on MakeFive is certainly part of the fun. It allows you to make the case for some of your suggestions, and connect with other users. As such, when you comment on an item or topic, you get 10 points.
Add photos and descriptions
Topics and items are way better for all of us when they have some details. As such, when you add a photo to an item or topic, you earn 10 points.
Don’t create poop
Those who simply fill in junk content will get flagged by other users. Too many flags and you lose all of your points. Oops!
Invite friends to take part
The more friends you invite, the more activity you can generate around your topics. So, invite your friends to get involved, and ask them to vote on your topics. The more the merrier!