They have in fact changed it: the number of points required to get level 2 was reduced from 50 to 25 points. (This happened on the day I achieved 50 points.)
I still think the system is a bit ridiculous. It doesn't even stop you from posting links, really.
What do you mean by gaming the system? :D
I think it's likely an anti-spam "feature" of the forum software.
I've seen a lot of forums with inactive moderators get random spammy links posted by bots on long forgotten threads.
It doesn't come as a surprise that a resistance agent suggests something like this 😛
This thread has never been forgotten 😉
At least this guarantees we'll have lots and lots posts in this threads
I need help too please! I need to do a few location rejection appeals and need to be lvl 2 to put the necessary links/images
I'll like/insight everybody in this thread to help :)
I'd just like to give you some insight into my situation... I'm still unable to quote, post links or images because I'm too low level.
I wonder what the endgame of this ranking is for. It's like a game within a game wrapped up in a game.
Personally, I would like to be level 2 so I can appeal portals
How many points for “like”?
How many points for posting?
What other actions garner points?
Where can I even see my points?
This whole system is not very well explained.
And I need Level 2 to post photos.
(You know it's a great UI when clicking on your profile picture at the top of the page doesn't bring up an option to view your own profile. No, you have to click on Preferences and then find the tiny link that's just your user name in the top right. Or click on All Notifications, which of course is also your profile.)
Or clock on your profile from one of your own posts.
Post likes here....LOL
Wich Level do i need to post in the "invalid portal report" categorie?
You don't need a level, you just need to be on the right site. Now that players of other games can contribute to the network, all portal related functions have been moved to the new Wayfarer site at https://community.wayfarer.nianticlabs.com/