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Beer Karma, Explained

Discussion in 'Help' started by Todd, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    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.

    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/