What are Community Points?
Community Points are a way for Redditors to own a piece of their favorite communities. As a unit of ownership, Points capture some of the value of their community. They can be spent on premium features and are used as a measure of reputation in the community.
Get rewarded for your work People earn Points by contributing to the community, for example by submitting quality posts and comments. Based on these contributions, the community ultimately decides how many Points each person receives.
Hoard your Points, or put them to use Save your Community Points, or use them to access exclusive community features such as badges, custom emojis, and GIFs in comments.
Complete control, like Bitcoin Your Community Points exist on the blockchain, independently of Reddit, where they can only be controlled by you (just like Bitcoin!). Neither Reddit nor moderators can take your Points away or decide what you do with them. It’s all up to you.
For the community, by the community Community Points are a tool for communities to customize in their own way. They choose what to call their Points, what they look like, and how they are used in the community. We are looking forward to working with communities to see what is possible for them to do with Points.
Use Community Points to get a Special Membership in that subreddit. Memberships give you access to several premium features:
Badges: Personalize your presence on the subreddit and add a highlighted color to your username.
Animated emojis: Express yourself in a way that words can't, with emojis custom to that subreddit.
GIFs: Embed GIFs directly on Reddit, inside your comments.
When people spend Community Points, the Points don't go to Reddit. Instead, the Points are "burned" (destroyed). This makes everyone else's slice of Points larger, thus rewarding the entire community.
People who don't have Community Points can also buy Memberships in dollars. In this case, Reddit will burn some Community Points on their behalf.
Tipping & Transfers
Community Points can be gifted, tipped, and transferred between users. Leave a tip If someone makes a great post or comment, you can tip them with Points. Just tap on their user avatar or Points balance and choose the option from the menu.
Send them Community Points can also be transferred to other Redditors who have created a Vault, or to any Ethereum blockchain address.
Reputation & Voting
See who’s been around a while Right now, it can be hard to tell who has contributed the most to a community just by their username. By displaying balances next to usernames in comment threads, Community Points make reputation more transparent.
With great power comes great responsibility In subreddits that have Community Points, polls have two sets of results:
The normal count, where one member gets one vote.
The weighted count, where members get one vote for every Point they have.
By giving weight to votes, Community Points let a community see how core contributors feel about a question or decision.
Can someone buy the vote then? No. To keep things fair, a person’s weight in a poll is capped by the total number of Points they've ever earned. Even if they receive add