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    beeftony

    [1]Jan 23, 2007
    • member since: 11/28/06
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
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    I've seen one too many threads asking how to get to level 2. Obviously the site's FAQ doesn't attract as many people as they'd like. So to provide a more detailed view of the leveling process, I present to you this thread. Please let it be known that the staff are the final authority on these sorts of things since they control the leveling process.

    How to Get to Level 2

    Post on forums, write reviews and blogs, add users to your friends list, and basically take advantage of all that TV.com has to offer and you should be level two by the next update. Updates are at I believe 9:30 am EST (might need confirmation).

    Forum Posts

    Forums are a great place to express your opinions on various issues, but they don't really help your level as much as you might think. Don't just post a bunch of messages in a row on a board hoping to earn points. This is spamming, one of the more serious ToS violations. You're better off writing reviews and blogs. I just wrote a thread called Forum Tips: How to Get Other People To Respect Your Opinion.

    Reviews

    The wonderful world of reviewing is open to you from day one, but it is you who must step through the door. When writing a review, put in your honest thoughts and opinions (within reason and the ToS), and you should reach the 100 word minimum in no time. As with forum posts, don't just post a bunch of nonsense in an attempt to level up. This is once again spamming. I recently wrote another thread on this called The Art of Reviewing

    Blogs

    Blogs are for your personal thoughts. You may post anything you desire in your blog, so long as it falls under the ToS. You are able to blog from the first second you confirm your membership. As with forum posts and editing, don't post a bunch of one word blogs in an attempt to earn points. This is spamming, though I'm not sure as to whether or not policy differs on this one. I assume it's the same.

    Personal Messages (PMs)

    TV.com has a personal messaging system similar to e-mail, but only registered TV.com members may send or receive them (Seriously though, how IS that different from e-mail?). They do move your level up, but you would have to send several hundred to move up significantly, and that's spamming.

    Submissions, submissions, submissions!

    Submissions are hands down one of the best ways to level up and leave your own personal mark on the site. Submissions earn you both level points and contributor points. To see contributor point values, click here. Only the staff knows level point values.

    Hope all that helps. If any of you other users have a tip let me know and I'll edit it into this post.
    Edited on 06/22/2009 4:16pm
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    NoOneIsAlone

    [2]Jan 23, 2007
    • member since: 10/17/06
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    Great, great list, it will help users a lot! Though, I will recommend you that in submissions you could put a list to the "Guidelines" so that the users that visit this forum can inform themselves about quotes, trivia, and all these kind of things, excluding that, this is a great thread!
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    beeftony

    [3]Jan 23, 2007
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    Thank you. I added a link to the FAQ.
    Edited on 01/23/2007 7:53pm
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    SLZCwatcher

    [4]Jan 25, 2007
    • member since: 09/29/06
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    It will definatly be helpful to everyone who didn't read the FAQs.
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    SMGslayer97

    [5]Jan 31, 2007
    • member since: 06/15/05
    • level: 34
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    • posts: 9,573
    Thanks for the info! I have heard that adding videos can help your level go up, though I don't know how true it is.
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    narutokunobess

    [6]Feb 1, 2007
    • member since: 10/15/06
    • level: 2
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    • posts: 26
    THANK YOu. I been looking all over the site for this. ITs a shame That TV.com doesn't have a tutorial.
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    grailwolf

    [7]Feb 2, 2007
    • member since: 04/22/05
    • level: 55
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    narutokunobess wrote:
    THANK YOu. I been looking all over the site for this. ITs a shame That TV.com doesn't have a tutorial.

    Check the top of the forum and you'll see a thread called "TV.com Forums - TV.com Help Center."  This thread contains links to a lot of info about the site including the TV.com Official FAQ.  The FAQ, in turn, contains a section all about how to level.

    Thanks, beeftony, for pointing all this out. Obviously some users don't notice the Help Center, so they don't know that this info is available.
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    __kali__

    [8]Feb 4, 2007
    • member since: 01/22/07
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    Thank you so much. This is so helpful (especially as the helpcentre keeps timing out on my rubbish internet connection).
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    M4TTK

    [9]Feb 10, 2007
    • member since: 02/06/07
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    "and that's spamming"

    lol. Spamming is bad... mmkay?
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    garymaher

    [10]Feb 13, 2007
    • member since: 02/14/07
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    • rank: Weatherman
    • posts: 1
    Thanks for the tips!
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    janey31224

    [11]Feb 13, 2007
    • member since: 02/13/07
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    Thank you so so much for the tips.  I really appreciate it!
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    elric929

    [12]Feb 15, 2007
    • member since: 02/16/07
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    Thank you, I had no clue where the FAQ were. I generally only joined so I could upload videos since this site isn't blocked by my school district.
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    I-am-new-one

    [13]Feb 15, 2007
    • member since: 02/10/07
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    Thanks for information
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    TAMKFan

    [14]Feb 16, 2007
    • member since: 07/08/04
    • level: 10
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    These are nice tips. But I need help getting from Level 8 to Level 9. Posting in the forums and stuff barely helps for me.
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    beeftony

    [15]Feb 16, 2007
    • member since: 11/28/06
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    *Steps on soapbox, megaphone in hand* Make submissions! Write reviews! Post on blogs! It's not that hard!
    Edited on 02/19/2007 4:46pm
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    kYSSTEN

    [16]Feb 18, 2007
    • member since: 08/22/05
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    Hehe. I started with this site yesterday, I just felt like I have to start discussing on the forums here, since I like so many shows I  have already read the FAQ, and I do know how u level up, though this will still be a nice little guide for the newbies.
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    ashman2

    [17]Feb 18, 2007
    • member since: 05/21/06
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    have they fixed that problem which I saw last year where when you make a quote submission, on the right of the screen it tells you to use for boldening words but it doesn't mention putting a slash in the end so until you realise you can't make a quote submission.
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    xdylancolex

    [18]Feb 20, 2007
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    SLZCwatcher wrote:
    It will definatly be helpful to everyone who didn't read the FAQs.


    yeah i agree
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    uinvitedsaint

    [19]Mar 1, 2007
    • member since: 02/28/07
    • level: 1
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    encouraging people to participate, contribute and commune seems very 2.0- I love it!
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    libelul

    [20]Mar 1, 2007
    • member since: 12/06/06
    • level: 6
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    • posts: 79
    What about User Link submisions ?
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