You accumulate points and badges as you participate in the community. Points are an approximate measure for how much you contribute to the ongoing health of the community and, therefore, how much others value your contributions.
Here is how you earn points:
|+ 50 pts||You join the community.|
|+ 20 pts||You post a new conversation.|
|+ 10 pts||You post a reply or comment.|
|+ 20 pts||Someone likes your reply or comment.|
|+ 50 pts||A moderator marks your reply as official.|
|+ 10 pts||Someone me-too's a conversation you posted.|
|+ 2 pts||You me-too someone else's conversation.|
|+ 2 pts||You like someone else's reply or comment.|
There are a maximum number of points you can earn for each of the above activities over different time periods.