What is reputation?

How to earn (or lose) it

What is Reputation?

Reputation is how we measure the trust our community has in you.
It’s earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about.
We don’t run this site: the community does!

What are roles?

Your Reputation depends on your Role, and it's measured by points.
New joiners start with 0 Reputation points. As you earn Reputation points, your Role improves.

Below is the list of Roles along with the Reputation points they require:

  • User: 0 Points
  • Scholar: 500 points
  • Student: 1.000 points
  • Photographer: 5.000 points
  • Guru: 10.000 points and at least 10 published photos
  • Master: 20.000 points and at least 20 published photos

How to convince the community that you know what you’re talking about?

Our main goal is to create a community of photographers curated by photographers.
This is why we invite you to curate other users’ photos.
Beside it, writing useful comments will help you to build your own Reputation, as other photographers can evaluate your comments by liking it.
The higher is your reputation the more trust you will have in the community.

See below what each Role can do:

  • User
    • Curate a photo
    • Write a comment
    • Like a photo
    • Like a comment
  • Scholar, Student, Photographer
    • All User actions, plus:
    • Vote to promote photos to the Prime gallery
  • Guru, Master
    • All above actions, plus:
    • View curation photo popularity

How do I earn Reputation points?

The primary way to earn reputation points is by curating other photographers’ photos.
Other actions will also let you earn or lose Reputation points. See below:

You earn reputation when:

  • Your photo is published: +25
  • You write a comment: +5
  • Someone likes your comment: +2

You lose reputation when:

  • One of your comments has been removed from an Administrator (inappropriate or duplicated content): -15