Badges and Points

In order to recognize your contributions to the Hornet Community we grant visible badges that display your affiliation to the programs. Additionally, you may earn points that can be redeemed in our shop. How many points you earn per contribution depends on your badge level as well as the program you’re contributing to. With enough points, you’ll be able redeem rewards (e.g. a Hornet Premium subscription) through our shop!

The following is a summary of how badges and points are granted:


Moderators

  • Level 1 – Moderator
    • Badge is granted immediately after your application has been accepted or after your first valid moderation report
    • As a Moderator you earn:
      • 25 points for your first valid moderation report
      • 5 points for each subsequent valid report
      • 100 points for more than 100 reports in a day
  • Level 2 – Super Moderator
    • Badge is granted after 2500 valid reports have been submitted
    • As a Super Moderator you earn:
      • 10 points for each valid report
      • 300 points for more than 100 reports in a day
  • Level 3 – Expert Moderator
    • Badge is granted to an invitation only group of most highly trusted moderators. A candidate must have logged at least 10,000 valid reports.
    • As an Expert Moderator you earn:
      • 20 points for each valid report
      • 500 points for more than 100 points in a day
  • Bonus points
    • Regardless of your level, Moderators earn:
      • 2,500 bonus points every 2500 moderation reports
      • 1,000 bonus points for winning the weekly leaderboard
    • Potential bonus points for campaigns and special events


Translators

  • Level 1 – Translator
    • Badge is granted immediately after your first translation through Crowdin or your first published story translation
  • Level 2 – Master Translator
    • Badge is granted after 250 approved crowdin translations or 30 story translations
  • Level 3 – Linguist
    • Badge is granted to an invitation only group of most highly trusted translators. These translators may be given specific assignments or may have mentorship responsibilities of other translators. Candidates for the invitation only group must have at least 50 published story translations and 500 approved Crowdin translations.
  • All Translators earn:
    • 25 points for the first Crowdin translation
    • 10 points for each subsequent Crowdin translation
    • 10 points per Crowdin approval
    • 10 points for each Crowdin vote
    • 4,500 points for each published story translation of 300+ words
    • 10,000 points for each published story translation of 700+ words
  • Bonus points
    • 2,500 bonus points every 250 Crowdin translations
    • 2,500 bonus points every 20 published story translations
    • 5,000 bonus points if your translated story reached 3,000 pageviews.


Beta testers

  • Level 1 – Tester
    • Badge is granted upon a first bug submission
  • Level 2 – Power Tester
    • Badge is granted after being an active tester for 1 month and having earned 3,500 points for bug contributions (points for other programs do not count)
  • Level 3 – Test Guru
    • Badge is granted by invitation only. Candidates must already have a Power Tester badge and must be fluent in English, and may be responsible for reviewing bug reports from Testers and Power Testers.
  • All Beta Testers earn:
    • 20 points for the first bug report
    • 20 points for each subsequent report
    • An additional 200-500 points depending on the quality of the report. Quality of the report is determined by our bug reporting guidelines.



Writers

  • Level 1 – Storyteller
    • Badge is granted after your first story is published.
  • Level 2 – Writer
    • Badge is granted to users who have published at least 10 stories.
  • Level 3 – Journalist
    • Badge is granted to an invitation only group of Writers who may be given special assignments and or reviewing and editing stories from Writers or Storytellers.
  • Each contribution gets:
    • 100 points for a story submission (regardless of if the story was published).
    • 15,000 points for each published story with 300+ words
    • 20,000 points for each published story with 700+ words
  • Bonus points
    • 9,000 bonus points if the story reaches 3,000 pageviews


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