Why Join the Community?
Members get some benefits anonymous users do not. They have permission to post new topics in the forum, new recipes the community cookbook, and pictures in the gallery. Members get to skip the "recaptcha" (the cryptic weirdly distorted words you have to type before you're allowed to add your comment). Aaannnd...Members get points!
What's up with these points thingies?
The points are to encourage participation and evangelism of the story; the more you participate in the site, and the more readers you bring in, the more points you get. And the more points you get, the higher ranking you get on the site and the more points you have to spend. We'll get to that. First--
You must have an account to earn points! It's free and easy!
--Petitioner status and badge
--Devotee status and badge
--Postulant status and badge
--Supplicant status and badge
I also may award extra points for folks who work in the wiki or otherwise provide great service to the story, at my discretion.
Note: I'm still revising the points rewards. This is how they stand 7/1/10. Kinda below Embodiment! I'm hoping to come up with more good stuff soon.