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A few improvements to earning facepoints and your popularity

Oct 4th 2010 at 10:27 PM

One thing is for certain ... the IM faceplate team is dedicated to making this community the best it can be.  To that effect, we are always looking at ways to improve the various components of IM faceplate, and so we annouce a few adjustments that were recently made to your earning of facepoints and your popularity score.


As you know, you earn facepoints for doing a variety of things in IM faceplate.  Everything from logging in, to posting a comment on someone's article, to viewing somebody's faceplate, etc., will result in you earning facepoints.  You can also earn when other people view your faceplate or "like" something you wrote, and so on.

So, what was the improvement?  Well, we have increased the facepoints you can earn for a few of these actions to better bring them in line with the rest.

You can view the new amounts by visiting our original HELP article on earning facepoints, which we have now updated.

View it here >



We have found recently that some members are a bit confused as to what their popularity really stands for.  What exactly does this popularity score mean?  And how is it calculated?

Well, the fact that there is some confusion means that maybe we didn't do a very good job explaining it, so we have updated the HELP article that explains your popularity and how it is calculated.

Before you head off and check that out, we would like to mention that we have also made some adjustments to how your popularity is calculated.  In particular, we have added some additional components to the calculation which make your popularity even more accurate than it was before.

We would also like to clarify something as well.  One of the biggest areas of confusion seemed to be surrounding the notion that your popularity is some sort of activity meter.  This then resulted in some members wondering why their popularity score went down a couple points while they were still actively participating on the site.

So, just to clear this up, your popularity is not just an activity meter.  In fact, your popularity score represents your position within the community based on how popular you (and your faceplate) are.  In this respect, your score represents your position compared to everyone else at that exact moment.  And so if there are lots of other members gaining in popularity a little faster than you, you might see your score slip a little.  But no big deal, just work to get it back :)

You can read the newly updated article here (and we really encourage you to read it):

Thanks for taking the time to read through this update.  Have a great day!

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Nov 8th 2013 at 9:59 PM by foxychops
Great explanation
Sep 9th 2013 at 12:54 AM by marty
Thanks for explaining thanks forsharing!
Dec 7th 2010 at 11:18 AM by LindaFausset
Thanks for sorta clearing that up, but my popularity went from 74 to 54 and I kinda feel like a jilted Prom Queen LOL. Does high school ever end?
Nov 6th 2010 at 7:14 PM by iamjo
Great explanation - Thanks Jo-Ann
Nov 3rd 2010 at 8:07 PM by debi1998
Thanks for explaining, good info.
Nov 3rd 2010 at 5:54 PM by vikkilee
Thank you for explaining the popularity as we would not want members to get a complex :-)
Oct 26th 2010 at 9:13 AM by guppydas
Am I glad that there is update and am I glad I am reading it. In my 15 year of Internet experience, this is unheard of. You guys are terrific. So much care towards your members. I am impressed beyond words. Keep it up and all the best.
Oct 25th 2010 at 4:06 PM by careyp
Blessings all round .
Oct 24th 2010 at 9:27 AM by shop4cheap
This is great information on building my faceplate . Thanks for a great forum .
Oct 22nd 2010 at 8:44 PM by elitejewels
Thanks for going into more detail on the popularity part of Faceplate! I'll be checking out the earning article in just a minute too, but wanted to say this is a great place, so glad I upgraded! Blessings!
Oct 20th 2010 at 5:59 PM by Melissa
Great information.
Oct 18th 2010 at 6:15 PM by robertbridge
Excellent I look forward to reading more, well done Faceplate.
Oct 16th 2010 at 10:18 PM by azeril
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Oct 16th 2010 at 1:17 PM by judycook4
Thanks imfaceplate. It is great. Judy
Oct 15th 2010 at 10:08 PM by hanceco
Thanks for the info, this is nice
Oct 14th 2010 at 11:08 AM by gwcalvert
Updates are always appreciated and you guys do a great job of keeping the members informed. Thanks.
Oct 14th 2010 at 6:35 AM by schmity58
I like the updates it keeps you informed and on top of things.
Oct 11th 2010 at 2:04 PM by javajoan
thanks for the explanation. Great Job
Oct 10th 2010 at 9:31 PM by thompsonwd40
Very good work on this site. At first, like anything else, it was a little confusing. But I quickly became aware of the thought that went into the design. It is very intuitive and easy to navigate. Great Job IM Faceplate!!
Oct 10th 2010 at 10:34 AM by JohanVermeulen
Nice explanation.Thanks.Well written.
Oct 10th 2010 at 6:11 AM by marloo
Thanks for the info
Oct 9th 2010 at 9:36 PM by JayDee
Fantastic, Thank you!
Oct 9th 2010 at 11:58 AM by LindaFausset
Thank you!!
Oct 9th 2010 at 10:40 AM by mikgal
This is one nice info thanks...
Oct 9th 2010 at 1:15 AM by getxpay
Very good article
Oct 8th 2010 at 5:02 AM by hanceco
Thanks for the Info, I think It’s always good to know where your at!
Oct 8th 2010 at 1:02 AM by azeril
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Oct 7th 2010 at 7:14 AM by fionasdesigns
I see that I cannot add more than one spotlights to my faceplate ? What's the reason?
Oct 7th 2010 at 6:19 AM by hjwonline
I'd like to know how do you add pictures (jpgs,jpegs,gif etc)to your articles when you don't have the HTML code for it?
Oct 6th 2010 at 11:51 PM by GeorgeNicholson
awesome, was not really aware of work this program, thank you very much.
Oct 6th 2010 at 10:24 PM by nelica
I think all the improvements are just we need to have more exposure, to rapidely bring more friends in and finally to brand ourself and our business to more people God Bless!
Oct 6th 2010 at 8:41 PM by amzainal
Thanks. It is all about BRANDING. Your "You-Inc".
Oct 6th 2010 at 1:06 PM by martaloy
An exciting Update. It's an eye Opener that some thing one does ordinarily without adding value now adds value to us. Thanks for the Update.
Oct 6th 2010 at 9:07 AM by a5084r
wow, thank you
Oct 6th 2010 at 7:33 AM by caradiva
Thank you for clearing this up for me. I was getting a bit confused. I'm off to reading your articles now!
Oct 6th 2010 at 3:14 AM by oodarts
Great easy to understand pre-explanation! Will now read the article! Thumbs up, IM-Team
Oct 6th 2010 at 1:23 AM by ianb1970
Thank you for the updates - much appreciated :-) keep up the good work.
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:33 PM by theagold17
ok thanks
Oct 5th 2010 at 6:40 PM by deltastarf
Thank you the enlightenment.
Oct 5th 2010 at 4:10 PM by joyee
Thanks for all the good intentions! joyee
Oct 5th 2010 at 3:23 PM by pauledward
great addition, thanks
Oct 5th 2010 at 2:27 PM by gerardoantonio
being active and gettinmg people is the way to do it
Oct 5th 2010 at 2:17 PM by Durward
Knowing that it is not just being active on the site but how popular you are in reference to other sites is good to know. I was a little confused on this as well. Thanks for the great article.
Oct 5th 2010 at 2:09 PM by philjansen
Thanks, you are awesome, keep up the good work! - God Bless!
Oct 5th 2010 at 2:06 PM by k043
great! :)
Oct 5th 2010 at 1:51 PM by learntoprofitonline
Thanks for the clarification on popularity. Looking forward to what's yet to come.
Oct 5th 2010 at 11:07 AM by 4SFI
I was wondering too. Thanks for making it clear with out asking.
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:59 AM by catherinedwhite
A very clear and concise explanation of points and popularity. Thank you for addressing this issue so quickly. As a new site, there is always room for improvements and your team is doing a fantastic job of addressing any membership concerns. Kudos to the management team at IMfaceplate.
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:38 AM by VeraDP
Thanks for all.
Oct 5th 2010 at 7:34 AM by marvin62
Thanks for all the new addition you have added:)))
Oct 5th 2010 at 3:53 AM by nelica
Exactly that I do every day, I look for everything interest me, I'm very interesting to know everything is up-there and people will come! IT'S IN MY NATURE!
Oct 5th 2010 at 3:46 AM by nelica
Everything is so great! I think all are clear now. I'm here every day doing that and that, I rarely look to my points, of course is important to know how many points are accummulated in Face and how much popularity, but these are coming in time. Anyway I like MY Face more than any other Social Media!
Oct 4th 2010 at 10:59 PM by GTBulmer
Thanks for making these improvements to how facepoints are earned and how our popularity is determined. And thanks for trying to explain and clear up some of the confusion surrounding popularity and activity. :-)
Oct 4th 2010 at 10:57 PM by tyjesbak
I just wanted to personally thank you for addressing these issues. After reading the various entries in the discussion, I know this matter was of great importance to a number of Faceplaters. It was very heartening to see you respond to their concers in such a timely matter and this just made me glad to be an IM Faceplate member.
Oct 4th 2010 at 10:56 PM by deewest
Thank you so much for the update! Everything is clearly written.
Oct 4th 2010 at 10:45 PM by onqglobal
Not trying to be fun! _ Deja Vu, because I was thinking about both these things while I responded to the Popularity Discussion Post recently...

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