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    Blogging And Moderating: FAQ

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    We gathered some of your most frequently asked questions and put the answers together in a nice, handy list while we work on a FAQ section - hope this helps!

    How do I register?

    In order to register, go to the top-right corner of any page and click ‘Register’, it’s next to the time and date.  In the window that pops up, enter your e-mail, a password for your Sputnik account and the Captcha code below. After that, click the register button and you’re done. You can edit any personal information in your profile afterwards. 

    Do I need to become a moderator before I can become a Sputnik blogger?

    It’s not necessary to become a moderator (worth 15,000 points) before you become a blogger (25,000 points), you can skip that step if you want, or vice versa, become a moderator and never apply to become a blogger — it is up to you, the two sets of privileges are not tied to eachother in any way. Your points do not 'purchase' you any rights and are not taken away after moderator and / or blogger priveleges have been granted.

    Does earning 25,000 points automatically make me a Sputnik blogger?

    In order to become a Sputnik blogger you need to apply for blogging rights: on your profile page, you will find several tabs, including the ‘Achievements’ tab. Once you’ve gained an amount of points necessary for the special status of your choosing, a new link will appear in that tab — just click it and we will review your request! You can get to your profile page by clicking on your username on the top-right corner of any page, near the time and date. Sputnik reserves the right to reject an application and / or revoke blogger priveleges after they've been granted.

    Will I get paid for writing in my blog?

    We are currently working on a program that could give our top bloggers an opportunity to capitalize on their talent, but it is in development as of December 2015 and we cannot disclose further details.

    How do I find out how many points I’ve earned?

    To find out if you’re doing well and if you’ve earned enough points to become a moderator or blogger, just visit your profile page. You can get there by clicking on your username on the top-right corner of any page, near the time and date.

    How do the points work?

    Here’s a list of actions that will earn you points:

    Registration: +100

    Avatar: +20

    Bio: +20

    Posting a comment: +25

    Sharing a link on social media: +100

    Popular comment (10 likes or more): +100

    Daily visits for a month can earn you a total of 3,520 points:

    Daily visits for 2 days: +15

    Daily visits for 3 days: +25

    Daily visits for 4 days: +50

    Daily visits for 5 days: +80

    Daily visits for 6 days: +150

    Daily visits for 7 days (one week): +180

    Daily visits for 8 days: +10

    Daily visits for 9 days: +15

    Daily visits for 10 days: +35

    Daily visits for 11 days: +75

    Daily visits for 12 days: +100

    Daily visits for 13 days: +180

    Daily visits for 14 days (two weeks): +400

    Daily visits for 15 days: +15

    Daily visits for 16 days: +25

    Daily visits for 17 days: +50

    Daily visits for 18 days: +80

    Daily visits for 19 days: +100

    Daily visits for 20 days: +150

    Daily visits for 21 days (three weeks): +570

    Daily visits for 22 days: +10

    Daily visits for 23 days: +15

    Daily visits for 24 days: +35

    Daily visits for 25 days: +75

    Daily visits for 26 days: +100

    Daily visits for 27 days: +180

    Daily visits for 28 days (one month): +800


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