It USED to be kinda like Yahoo Answers back in the day where your level was visible to everyone underneath your display picture all big and huge and you couldn't do certain things until you leveled up. Like you could only ask/answer a certain amount of questions a day until you got to level 3, you couldn't post links until you were like a level 5 things like that. It really helped cut down on trolls, but now it's an award system apparently. First I've heard of it. I've got nearly 8,000 points been on here on and off for 6 years now (I binge on GAG for like a month then don't log on for like 3 months after haha) time to see what I can redeem these babies for I guess
Right now, nothing but you can eventually redeem your points for rewards. Go to the Xper tab on your profile and see the rewards. You can redeem your points: 1. To feature a question. 750 points 2. To get an amazon giftcard. 5000 points 3. To get a GAG T-shirt. 1000 points 4. Donate to Raven. 3500 points 5. 2 months Netflix. 2500 points 6. TGI Friday's Gift Card. 3500 points
You receive xper points when you're active on this site, the more activity to more points you earn. You start leveling up and once you earn a certain amount you can redeem these xper points for some goodies.