Website Update: User Points - Gem System

Submitted by Klemen on Sun, 08/21/2016 - 17:56
Website Update: User Points - Gem System

Website hase been updated. We are introducing user points system that we call gems. There are multiple types of gems. The more gems you have, the better contributor to the community you are. There are some other changes too, so make sure to read this article.

The feature of rating system has been requested many times so we decided to finally implement it on our website. By doing actions on our website, you collect gems that represent how active and important for the website you are. There are three categories of gems:

  • redstone gems that user gets for commenting on the website,
  • diamond gems that user gets for posting modifications or forums,
  • emerald gems that are given to users by administrator for special opportunities such as mod of the week, becoming moderator or contributing something special to MCreator.

The amount of these gems is displayed on user's profile and looks like this:

User gets one redstone for each comment or forum reply, three diamonds for new forum topic and five diamonds for posting modification. We will add even more rewards in the future. User does not get gems for their actions that were made before the implementation if this system. Amount of emeralds is based on how much of them the user deserves based on the administrator's decision. If you post content only to get points, this won't help because if we remove your content, you lose your points and if you spam you might get banned so this doesn't make much sense.

The amount of gems is also shown on replies of users on forums and on About author panel on modification page.

Display of gem amount on the About author panel

We have also changed the layout of some elements on the website and some icons.

We also have the idea of special role for users that will reach certain amount of gems and they would have some additional options and larger amount of disk space. We will implement this in the future if you think this would be beneficial for you. Please also leave comments with ideas for more actions that would give you gems and tell us if you like this system. Stay tuned!


Submitted by xXMCXx on Sun, 08/21/2016 - 18:48

This is amazing, updating any forum or main site that holds those, its always important to have things such as this to promote user activity in a healthy way. And I am currently unable to use Mcreator due to no Wi-Fi so the forums is all I got. I like the idea of special permissions for active users who earn the right to more space etc. Great and amazing update, Klemen.

this will be very helpfull in future,thank you.

Submitted by Drewpy on Sun, 08/21/2016 - 22:56

Website updates are always great :D

It would be nice too if the mods made a mod "hall of fame" or something so people could check out quality mods really easily

this is a nice way to be motivated, maybe to post answers or write just a helpful comment under a question.

Submitted by Everscream on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:15

Good stuff! I was confused that i had 1 redstone gem before i saw this post haha

Submitted by ahig on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 01:00

well looks like there are bugs seeing that i have -1 gem because of 4 deleted comments for content posted tomorrow (i do not understand how i posted comments tomorrow)

Submitted by Kane on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:36

I can no more make a topic on the forum... What Happened???
Please help me!

@#9 i don't know what happened i am still trying to rap my head around deleted comments posted in the future. Hopefully these things are just bugs that will be fixed soon