GameSkinny Guide to Success: Levels and Titles

You too can level up and earn titles on GameSkinny. Here's a primer.

As you participate in the community at GameSkinny, and in particular as you write and create great content, you receive points. The more points you receive, the higher your level. In the same way, as your great content gets promoted and featured on the site, you can also unlock new titles to display.

Why did GameSkinny add levels?

Our mission at GameSkinny is to build a site for budding writers and game journalists to improve their craft. The best way to improve at any craft is through practice and repetition, but practice often feels like a grind. You may not always see that you’re improving, and that can be a drag.

Levelling helps you to see and track your progress a little more clearly. And we’ll be honest, levels and titles also give us a fun way to reward you for coming back and spending time with us.

How do I level up?

Write, comment, vote, and participate. The quickest and most effective way to get points is to create great content on GameSkinny - you get points when your post is promoted. Beyond that, commenting on other posts will award points. Following people and things also awards points. Finally, voting in polls awards a single point per vote.

You can learn more about points here.

What’s the level cap?

The highest level you can achieve right now is level 90. Good luck and happy levelling!

Are there rewards for levelling up?

Check back soon for more info on level rewards.

What titles can I earn?

Writing on GameSkinny can earn you several tiers of titles:
- With 1 promoted post, you become a Contributor.
- With 10 promoted posts, you become a Correspondent.
- With 50 promoted posts, you become a Columnist.

When you reach the same minimum number of featured posts, you can also earn the separate Featured title prefix. A Featured Contributor has at least one post that’s been featured, a Featured Correspondent has at least 10 posts featured, and a Featured Columnist has at least 50 posts featured.

We’ll be adding more titles as we go.

Can I display different titles?

You can choose to display any title you’ve earned from your Edit Profile screen. Choose your preferred title and then click Update Your Profile.

Featured Correspondent

Published Aug. 1st 2013
  • Poetic Stanziel
    Featured Contributor
    This makes it all clear. I was curious about the various titles.
  • Big Chief 1
    Featured Correspondent
    Thank you for the info. You explained a few things that I was wanting to know.
  • Ceruleanjim
    This was very useful, thanks
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    Wait, I have 1 Featured, and around 14 or 15 promoted, what would that make me? Featured Contributor Correspondent?
  • Ste Grainer
    Featured Correspondent
    You've earned Contributor, Featured Contributor, and Correspondent (each counts as a separate title). Which title you prefer to display is up to you! (We've set it to Correspondent by default since that's the title that required the most work to achieve.)
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    Ahh, I get it. Thanks.

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