I’ve gotten several emails in the last week asking what this whole “Points Thing” on Timu is about (but at the same time wondering how they can get more). Every member and team on Timu has a score that is tied to how active that member is on the site. There are dozens of ways for a member or team to receive more points, ranging from filling out your profile, inviting members, uploading photos, adding game results, etc.
Basically, the more active you are in helping to build the Timu community the more points you receive.
So what are points good for?
Besides being almost kind of a game for members as everybody likes to have a higher score, they serve several purposes. One is it gives us a way to display the most active members, teams or even sports throughout the site. For example you’ll noticed “featured sports”, and “featured teams” on the front page of Timu or on the sports pages, and this is based off of score.
We also will periodically use points as a basis for contests within Timu. Right now we have a contest running through the end of August in which the members accruing the most points get gift certificates to purchase sports gear. There will undoubtedly be other contests and rewards in the future tied to points. Our intention is to help reward those members and teams that help to build Timu.