I have never felt like such a rule breaker as I do on AR. I am big believer in not breaking the rules. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you. My kids know that Dad will always follow the rules. On AR though, apparently I need to read the rules.
And therin lies the problem. I have never been able to find a clear cut set of rules. If they are on here somewhere, will someone please point me towards them?
For the last few weeks I have been making a big push to move up the old Idaho rankings. I have been busy writing blogs, commenting on others blogs, and reblogging others blogs. Oops. Don't want to do that.
I, in my foolish ways, was reblogging other peoples stuff. I did it to get myself points as well as to get the writer some points. I was reblogging good articles that I agreed with and that I thought would look nice on my site. Obviously I did not want to put something on my site that would turn my customers or colleagues away. Everytime that I reblogged I got 25 points. Many of the articles were ones that held a link within to the original writers other site.
While I do know that we can only do 10 blogs a week for pioints, and 10 comments a day for points, I have never seen a limit on reblogs. It looked like a great way to pick up some extra points. Not! 3 days ago I was tagged with a very nice bonus from the AR gurus. A 10,000 point fine. Holy moly. I looked at my points summary and found that I have only recieved about 6,500 points from reblogging. A pretty heavy fine.
So now back to my questions. Where are the rules? If AR does not want us to "exploit" reblogging for points, as they put it, why do they award points for a reblog?