What is the Points System, and how does it work?
Basically, the points system is an algorithm designed by programmers; but in plain English, the Points System is designed to calculate and measure activities performed on MeStudent by members. Everything you do on MeStudent; sharing your experiences, uploading photos, replying to other users’ questions etc. will be recorded by the system and translated into points. Points are calculated automatically and added to your account instantly. We explain in other sections how you can use your points in more detail.
Which activities are worth the most points?
Activities which require more time and effort to perform such as: writing about your experiences in English, translating your experiences into your mother tongue, or inviting your friends to become members and educating them about the importance of fully completing their profiles.
Smaller, simpler activities like uploading your photos, answering someone’s questions or commenting are usually quick to do so you’ll get fewer points for these sorts of tasks. But it’s not just about points: it’s more about being part of a wider community.
Why have I received a different number of points for different activities?
The points you get are valuable. When we designed the points system we had to think about three different but related values: the importance of each activity, the number of points granted by completing that activity and reward values.
Time is money so we decided to make ‘time’ the most important factor when calculating points. We decided to give more points for timeconsuming activities as opposed to activities that require less effort.
Where did the idea of Points come from?
OK, we admit that this isn’t entirely our idea but what’s the point in reinventing the wheel? There are many sharing and caring online communities out there such as www.airbnb.com, www.klout.com, www.badoo.com, etc. who reward their members for their time. We were inspired by these world-class companies who are changing the world and we believe that we should truly value our members. We want to thank you for being part of our community and contributing to the site by giving you something in return.
Sharing your experiences as an international student on MeStudent will help other students get a good idea of what it’s really like to study in Australia. We want to reward you for your time and effort with points. The more content you share, the more points you’ll receive!