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Paige
GENERAL QUESTION - Is there a reason that we can accumulate community activity points?

Hello! I'm fairly new to this site. I haven't found anything on the site that explains the significance of community activity points.  Could someone explain to me if there is a benefit to earning points? I'm happy that i can get native speakers to review my posts and I'm happy to correct others' notebook entries. 

Thank you!
Paige

May 13, 2019 3:53 PM
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The benefit is that you appear more trustworthy when you have points because you're an active member of the community. A high number of points shows that you're helping others a lot because you get most points for correcting notebook entries.
May 13, 2019
Ah, yes!  I was just wondering this.  Was about to submit a request about this to italki and decided to check the community discussions first.  Glad I did!  I just noticed I have 10 points and was so curious what that meant.  Very interesting!
May 14, 2019

@ Paige

You have just asked the quintessential existential nihilistic question about being a participant in the italki community, which is; how does one find meaning in an italki meaningless community? 

Several years ago, the “italki community “was a fun place to learn a foreign language, whether on the discussion board, notebook board, finding a language partner, or booking a lesson with an instructor. It was a win win situation when you participated. If I am not mistaken, you could at one time see which members were currently logged on to the site. And yes, it was a friendly place. I never had a problem finding a language partner, and instructor fees were relatively cheap.  Unfortunately, it is not that way anymore in its present form.


May 15, 2019
(a litle explanation: I used to do that a lot because I enjoy it. I didn't even see this as "helping", because I did that for myself. Also because there are other correctors with similar motivation. I ceased to do that because.... There are really many corrections in Russian and usually one of them is great, so learners didn't need my corrections)
May 13, 2019
Miriam, just don't tell me that I must start correcting Russian notebooks AGAIN:)

May 13, 2019
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Paige
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish