FAQHow is ScoreBoard:Revolution different from the original?
Very. In the old ScoreBoard, points were given by only a few people (who ran the site), and were based off of whatever claims you could convince them of. ScoreBoard:Revolution plans to get rid of that bias. It puts the point-giving in the hands of the users. In fact the only 'higher power' that this site requires is the occasional admin to find people cheating.
What is a beg?
A beg is a plea for points from other ScoreBoard:Revolution users. Begs show up on the right side of the homepage. If you read a beg, and decide the author of the beg deserves points, you may do so by clicking on the beg text, and following the link below the beg.
NOTE: 'I'd just like to say that politely asking for points; so called "begging," is in no way degrading, shameful, or greedy. It's a way to say "Hey! I feel like I did something worthy of points. Huzzah!" -Nate
How do I get points on ScoreBoard:Revolution?
The only way for you to gain points is for other people to give them to you. People will give you points either out of goodwill or after reading one of your begs (see above).
How does giving points work?
At the beginning of every week, you are allowed a certain amount of points to give out. If unused, these points DO NOT count toward your score; they will simply be reset the next week, regardless of useage. If you so choose, you may give out these points to others. Making the points for give-only helps ensure people won't keep them for themselves. It is to your advantage to give out points, because people are more likely to want to give points to others who have given to them in the past.
How much is a point worth?
That is mostly up to the users of ScoreBoard. If in general people give less points than they are given per week, then their amounts of give-points will decrease in following weeks to reflect that. On the other hand, if people are running out of points very early in the beginning of the week, then more give-points will be allowed. It is up to the users as a whole.
What/who is Karma?
Karma is to keep ScoreBoard:Revolution interesting. Every week, Karma takes a certain percentage of points from ALL users. The same percentage is taken from all users. This is to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of getting to the top of ScoreBoard, and that people that are consistently at the top are not there by mistake. Also, karma may (or may not) decide to be nice to some people, and give them points.
I'm not on top of the list. Why should I continue?
If you feel that the person on the top of the list should not be there, then you do not have to give them points. There are various tactics which you could use to dethrone them.
Can I create multiple accounts and use robots to give myself points?
You technically CAN, but your transactions may suddenly disappear and you may find yourself at 0. Or lower. The point of give-points is so you give them to OTHERS, not yourself.
Can I give to my friend and my friend give to me?
Of course! But if it is for the sole purpose of using each other as ladders to bypass the give-points system, then you will find karma being particularly nasty to you. Transactions should have reasons. 1000 points to your best friend with a memo of "Because" will probably not make karma very happy.
Big thanks to Nate Slottow (for his endless CSS tips/hacks to produce most of the layouts of this site) and Abby Johnson (for her meticulous spelling and grammering corrections).
Also lesser thanks to the guy in CT who unknowingly left his wireless router unencrypted near my dads appartment, so I could write and test half the code for this site.