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stenivan  ·  94 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I have a friend that just joined Hubski. What should they know?

I'm just a bit confused on how can i post a discussion/share links etc?




Devac  ·  94 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can't until you will either:

- get promoted by someone;

- gather your first badge by commenting;

- receive a badge from someone.

You see that thing next to your nickname at the top bar (one where's all the navigation)? Counter goes up to eight small dots, then resets and you get your first badge to give for people's contributions. It's a slow process but you'll get there. Afterwards, you will also be able to promote others and generally have all of the privileges. Until then, you are left with commenting on the existing topics.

Why is that? Hubski was plagued by spammers of various kinds and it's a solution to curb the problem. Nothing personal, but it's something that was direly required.

If you have any other questions, then please don't hesitate and ask. However, I would advise you to read both the FAQ and the Hubski Primer. These should cover almost all of the common questions.

stenivan  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ahh thank you, this makes sense now!

Devac  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No problem! Just to clarify some slightly ambiguous wording that I used:

    Counter goes up to eight small dots, then resets and you get your first badge to give for people's contributions.

It resets back to 1 and then starts counting up again. The badges are cumulative and you can have more than one to give away at any time. A badge that you might receive from someone else is not added to the number of badges that you can give to people. These are in separate pools. Also, you are not required to give this badge away in order to get all the benefits.

Sorry about the possible confusion that I might have caused. I'm not a native English speaker. Sometimes even I get confused when reading my own posts. ;/

Here are some posts that might give you more background on the system if you are interested:

It's a good idea to follow #hubski tag to be up to date with updates. These aren't frequent but since it's a small place there's usually some discussion. We are big on vox populi. ;)

thenewgreen  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's definitely confusing. Devac has you covered.

stenivan  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, he did!