I have been using Ubuntu sense Ubuntu 6 .I was a helping member of the first Ubuntu. com . I have been a member here sense day one and now i have to get 50 points before i can reply to help some one .What,s the go ?
The privileges on Ask Ubuntu are all based around your experience with Ask Ubuntu. It's "gamification" to:
- Protect us from people who would abuse things (spam et al)
- Ensure that you know what features are actually for (over-use of links, comments, images, etc)
- Reward users who stick with it.
It's not all frowns though because being a long-term Ubuntu, you should find it easier to answer questions which should mean you progress faster than your comrades.