Members can accumulate points within your site. There are several different ways the points can be acquired. A member with more points would be considered more of a veteran of the site.
The points settings can be managed through the admin area of the cfmbb forum.
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Under 'Discussion Forums' choose 'Edit Forums'
In the left menu under 'General Options' choose 'Points'
In the Points Settings section: Enable the points system by choosing the radio box for 'yes' in the 'Enable Points System' field
In the Points Settings section: Upload different images when users are awarding points and members are awarded points by selecting the 'choose' file boxes and selecting other images from your local drive. There are images preintsalled.
In the Points Rank Section: Create different levels or rankings of members as they reach specific point totals. A member will have their badges displayed next to the posts as they reach different levels. Please see this tutorial on creating Points Ranks
In the Points Admin Section: Enter a username and click manage. This allows a forum admin user to manually increase or decrease a member's points.
There are FOUR ways a member can acquire points:
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Posting in the (new or CFMBB) Forum
A member will receive 1 point per post in the forum.
Completing membership terms on the site
In "Edit Member Plans", there's an option called "Forum Points per Billing Cycle" within each member plan. Each time a subscription period is completed, the member is assigned that many points (whatever you have listed there). This option is calculated historically as well, so when the point system is enabled, it will calculate the number of subscription terms that your members have already completed and give them those points.
Each member plan can be set for a different amount of points to be awarded each cycle. This allows members in your higher level plans to accumulate more points than those in lower level plans.
A forum admin can manually add, delete, and manage points. In the 'Points Admin' section, enter a user name and choose manage points. In the 'Award Points' box set a positive number to add points to a members total or use a negative number (for example, -10) to subtract points.
Members can Assign Points to Each Other
Members can assign points to each other using the award points link in the forum. Any points a member awards to another member will be subtracted from their own total, and a member must have points available in order to award points to other members within the forum.