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What are points and how do I earn them?

When you become an African Vibes Insider Member, you also are eligible to participate in our rewards program. Our Insiders get rewarded for the actions that they takeon the platform that grows the platform, as well as for the positive response they get based on the actions they take.

African Vibes Insider Points

Why is there a points system?

The African proverb that says “If you want to fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”, captures the motivation behind our rewards system. We want to go far and create a platform that will not only connect people but also create a space where those connections can create impactful collaborations. We believe this should be shaped and directed by the community and so we wanted to create a mechanism where we can acknowledge and reward the contributions of our members.

Are there different types of points?

The platform has two main points types for Insiders. Booster points which you earn from your activity AND Star points which you earn from how others respond to your activities on the platform.

How do I earn Points

To learn more about the actions that will generate points, click on “Show Details” for each point type below to view the actions for each point type.

Booster Points

Booster Points

9 Booster Point Awards

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Star Points

7 Star Point Awards

  • 10 Star Points for getting an invited user account activated 1 time
  • 10 Star Points for getting a friendship request accepted 3 times (limited to 1 per day)
  • 10 Star Points for getting a favorite on your activity stream item 5 times (limited to 1 per day)
  • 10 Star Points for getting 5 replies on a topic you started (limited to 1 per week)
  • 50 Star Points for adding a suggestion in the Platform Suggestions Forum (limited to 1 per day)
  • 1 Star Point for getting a comment on a post 1 time
  • 5 Star Points for get a follower 1 time

What is the fastest way to get more points

The more you engage on the platform, the more points you earn. Insiders who decide to go a step further and become Patrons, get a bigger point boost for their patronage. You can learn more about becoming a Patron here.

How do the rewards work

The African Vibes Insider platform has its own currency called the Ubora Coin. Accumulated points can be converted to the Ubora Coin. As rewards become available, the community will be notified and they can use their coins to redeem them.

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