faq > finder points
What are finder points?
Finder points are awarded to the first person to vote on a caption that attracts more votes and attains an above-average score. They reward people for voting quickly and identifying the best captions.
What are the rewards for good finders?
Finders points convert to super vote powers to reward the funniest captions. Super vote quota is calculated by dividing finder points by ten
How are finder points calculated?
Finder points are calculated every week.
Firstly, the average score per voted caption is calculated (this is usually around 3 votes).
Then, for each caption, the first voter is awarded a quality score which is positive for above-average captions and negative if the caption is below average quality. Finders points are calculated by multiplying the quality scores by the total number of first votes given.
Can I get finder points by being the first voter on every caption?
Finder points are negative if you're the first voter on captions that don't get many votes. So, vote wisely!
How many times can I vote per week or per caption?
You can only vote once per caption, but you can vote on as many captions as you like.
i only vote for captions i like and i like to look back at past ones, no one else will vote for a past one after me. so how will that affect voting?
Your vote will promote the caption above all the zero-vote captions, which makes it more likely to be seen and voted by others.
But hopefully there won't be so many good captions at the bottom of the list, since finder points encourage people to vote up good captions quickly.
Would we be deducted actual quota points for a negative find? A lot of captions get only 1 or 2 votes so wouldn't a lot of people end up in the negative zone?
Your caption quota isn't affected by finders points.