Beer Karma, Explained

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

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,509) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    What's Beer Karma?! What are these numbers?!

    Relax. Don't worry. And have a brew.

    Beer Karma & Points
    The origins of Beer Karma go back to around 2000. Back in the day we described it as follows:
    It's seen many iterations, and come and gone, over the years. But simply put, it's a measurement of your contributions and overall support that's represented using a point-based system. The more you contribute, the more points you'll get. Points may also be taken away for content that is removed by you or through moderation actions.

    Accruing Points
    Nearly every contribution that you make to the site awards points, and we don't divulge the complete point system, but here are some tips:
    • Reviewing beers is the best way to accrue points.
    • Adding beers that we're missing not only gets you points, but also helps others when searching for beers.
    • Updating certain elements of your user profile awards points.
    • One of the perks of joining our Respect Beer Society is a considerable boost in points.
    Newly accrued points are applied on an hourly basis for recently active users by an automated task.

    The Halls of Beerdom
    Whenever you see one of the following titles next to a username it denotes that they've achieved a specific level of Beer Karma by way of points, and that their username has been scribed into The Halls of Beerdom for all to recognize.

    0 = Initiate
    200 = Aspirant
    300 = Disciple
    400 = Devotee
    500 = Zealot
    600 = Defender
    700 = Crusader
    800 = Champion
    900 = Savant
    1000 = Meyvn
    1500 = Poo-Bah

    Wear your title with pride. More titles will be scribed over time.

    Notable Members by Points
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/members/?sort=points

    Note:
    • The origins of Beer Karma, and its mystical calculations, remain unknown. Seeking it out is not the way of Beer Karma.
    • Points and titles aren't instant. So if you log in and things don't look right, please wait roughly an hour for the system to process and apply any updates.
    • Beer Karma may change at any time, and without warning.
    • Beer Karma isn't necessarily a measure of a user's beer knowledge.
    • The Return of Old-School Beer Karma.
    Cheers!