Update to your Public Profile, more ways to earn points, and tips
Your public profile now displays your current points along with a donate link.
Plus a couple more ways to earn points.
5 Points for Avatar Upload
1 Point for Message Sent
So for those without an avatar or Gravatar (which is what I recommend). Upload one, don’t settle for the randomly generated one if you don’t have have a avatar. I set the point value for messages sent low, because I don’t want people abusing it just to earn points. But if you do use it, you get some points at least.
With the community part of the site you can “mention” somebody in a update, reply, blog comment even. You just use @username. Now this isn’t there display name, it’s there username. To find out what it is go to there public profile and look for the @username after their display name. Or you can click the “Mention this User” link in there profile.
How do you know if you have been mentioned? You can go to the Global Site Activity page and it will have a number by your @username. Or you can use the top menu to access it like so:
My Account > Activity > @username Mentions
If you mention somebody in the Community then they get an email (if they allow it in there preferences). This includes groups as well.