Prior to March 2012 there was Beer Karma. From an old page on the topic: It was represented as a number and icon (beer vessels) and BA members were given titles based on their Beer Karma points. The concept has been missed by many and requested numerous times. Today we're happy to announce its return. Stat Tracking & Updates We're currently tracking the following stats: Beers: Hads, Reviews, # Brewers, Beer Styles, US States, Countries, Wants, Gots, Added, Pics Uploaded Places: Reviews, US States, Countries, Added, Pics Uploaded Events: Added Forums: Posts, Likes Member stats and Beer Karma are automatically updated on the hour for users who've logged in within the hour. (If you log in and you have zero points even though you've contributed content, your account will update on the hour.) Points Members will receive 1 point of Beer Karma per stat. Wants, Gots, Forum Post Likes, and # Place Categories (brewery, bar, store, etc) are not counted towards Beer Karma. Full Beer and Place Reviews are worth 2 points each. If items are added/removed, points will be adjusted during the next update. Display Updates Member sidebar info updated; when logged in. Displays Beer Karma plus number of Beers and Places with links. Member pop-up card stats updated. Member profile pages updated to display the following stats (if any): Beers: Hads, Reviews, US States, Countries, Wants, Gots, Added, Pics Uploaded Places: Reviews, US States, Countries, Added, Pics Uploaded Events: Added To-Do Items Cleanup stats displayed on member profiles. Add a profile message for members who currently don't have any points in all of any of the categories. Create a static Beer Karma explanation page. Launch new member titles based on Beer Karma points. Display Beer Karma next to BA names; Forum and Reviews. Consider icons or other visual element to coincide with member titles. Fix bug that doesn't count master brewery locations (beer placeholder for breweries with multiple locations) towards US States and Countries. Extend all of this during the site redesign; more stats, uses and ways to earn. Post-Launch Updates Beers: tracking # brewers. Places: tracking categories; # brewers (who are more than just a production brewery), bars/eateries (combined), stores/homebrew shops (combined); might break these up in the future. Stats added to member profile pages. Stats are now being displayed within the side bar on a member's Beers and Places pages. Stats/Beer Karma are now updated when doing a Had/Review. Stats/Beer Karma are still synced hourly for the most recently logged in/active. members. That's it for now. Enjoy your Beer Karma. You deserved it! Cheers!