Beer Karma? Points? What are these Alerts? Grab a beer. Take a sip. Relax. Read the following. Beer Karma (BK) Simply put, BK is an award system based on your contributions to the various sections of the site. When you're eligible (meet the criteria) for Beer Karma, the site will award you on regular intervals based on the last time they were logged in. Once awarded, the you'll receive an Alert and points. Beer Karma Points (points) In the past, the BK point system was a bit of mystery and a taboo subject. But not anymore. You can earn BK and points by performing various actions, which are all listed on the Beer Karma page. Upon achieving BK you'll get an Alert, and you can view a list of your BK and points from your profile page or buy clicking the actual points when viewing various member detail views. Note: BK items are only awarded once. Example: You'll get awarded some BK the first time you log in on your birthday, but never again. Beer Karma User Titles (titles) Based on the number of BK points you have you'll be assigned a title, which will appear throughout the site. Those who have a custom (employees) or group (Moderator, Site Editor, etc) title will have that displayed instead. 0 = Initiate 25 = Aspirant 50 = Disciple 75 = Zealot 100 = Aficionado 250 = Savant 500 = Advocate 750 = Champion 1,000 = Poobah 2,500 = Grand Poobah 5,000 = Grand High Poobah Wear your title with pride. This is just the beginning of the Beer Karma/points system. We plan on extending it to provide a more interactive, rewarding, and robust experience. For updates: http://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-beer-karma-system.179642/ Cheers!