"Level" indicates a users’ rate of engagement in the GlobalLab community and their progress. Users who have just registered start on Level 1. As they progress in gaining score points (see What is Score?), their level increases
|Level||Required Score Points||Maximum Power Points|
You can gain score points by two ways: either creating your own projects and ideas, or receiving “likes” to your materials from other participants.
You lose your Power points when you are involved in community life: creating your projects and ideas, “likes” to Report forms and projects, etc. If you don’t have enough Power, you cannot make such action. Check the table below to see what actions bring you new Score Points and/or take off some Power Units:
|Action||Score points you’ll earn||Power points you’ll lose|
|You liked a project||0||5|
|Somebody liked your project||10||0|
|Your project was published*||30||0|
|You submitted your project for a pre-publishing moderation||0||50|
|You liked a unit||0||5|
|Somebody liked your unit||10||0|
|You liked an idea||0||1|
|Somebody liked your idea||3||0|
|You submitted an idea||10||30|
|A project based on your idea was developed and published||15||0|
|You liked a Report Form||0||3|
|Somebody liked your Report Form||5||0|
|You submitted a Report Form||5||0|
|You liked a message in a project’s Author’s Blog or Discussion page of a project||0||3|
|Somebody liked your message in a project’s Author’s Blog or Discussion page of a project||5||0|
|You submitted a message to Discussion page of a project||5||3|
|You liked a message in Discussion page of a project||0||1|
|Somebody liked your message||3||0|
|You left a comment in a project Discussion||1||0|
|Someone you invited to GlobalLab has registered on GlobalLab web site||10||0|
You can earn extra points by participating in featured activities and projects like Project of the Week. Follow our News page!
Content authors earn score points if their work is “liked” by other participants.
Attention: What differentiates GlobalLab from other social networks is that in GlobalLab you have limited number of “likes”. It is limited by your current Power.
When a GlobalLab user hands out “likes,” his or her power depletes accordingly. This is to ensure participants feel strongly about projects when they “like” them.
“Liking” someone’s work is not mandatory, but by doing so, you further the development of the GlobalLab community and support talented authors (projects with more “likes” rise to a higher position). Apart from that, the exchange of “likes” is an important part of the of the collegial relationships among the GlobalLab members. To submit a “like,” click on the I like this button located either under the project description or under the idea page.