Do you have what it takes to be a poet of the Quill™ and have your voice heard amongst the ranks?   Do you harbor a love of reading, writing, and sharing good poetry?  Would you like to advance your poem writing skills amongst a grand community of poets and freedom writers discussing each other's works?  If your answer is yes, then the Quilluminati™ Society of Poets is the safe haven you are looking for!  Help us today in our quest to illuminate minds in a Poetic Renaissance, the likes of which the world has never seen!

Featuring a faux economy, called Street Cred, driven largely by community sentiment.  Gather yourself a healthy following of admirers to raise your status in the community and be granted greater privileges. One day you may even be bestowed with authorities to help watch over our Poetic democracy, if it should be so desired by the Elders.  Initiates that choose to take a negative approach, however, electing to treat others poorly, will be drained of their standing, limiting their ability to participate as their reputation is depleted.  For members of positive standing, every vote on every poem and comment counts towards shaping the future of the collective.  You decide your fate.

So I ask again, my fellow brothers and sisters.  Do you have what it takes to be a poet of the Quill™?

About Street Cred

Street cred is not real money, it is the faux currency that drives the poetic underground economy. You earn it for positive actions as well as from the admiration of your fellow poets in the form of upvotes on your posts and comments. Various actions require that you spend street cred to perform them. You can also lose street cred through disapproval from fellow poets in the form of downvotes on your posts and comments, as well as through disciplinary actions taken by moderators against negative behavior. Disciplinary actions can result in your having less than zero street cred. Some activities, partipating in chat or commenting on posts for example, also require that you have a certain level of street cred even though they do not cost street cred to perform. You'll find the the full descriptions of the thresholds required as well as the various ways in which you gain and lose street cred below.

Thresholds required for participation

  • 0 to participate in public chat.
  • 0 to comment on posts.
  • 1 to submit posts.
  • 50 to create public chat rooms.

Ways to gain Street Cred

  • 5 points for having participated by submitting a post.
  • 2 points for having submitted a post within the past 30 days.
  • 1 point for every upvote on one of your posts (reduced to 0.5 per upvote should you choose to delete your post.)
  • 1 point for each comment left on a post (reduced 0.5 per comment that has been deleted.)
  • 1 point for every upvote on one of your comments on a post or within a public chat room (reduced to 0.5 per upvote for comments that have been deleted.)

Ways you spend (and lose) Street Cred

  • 1 for every submitted post.
  • An exponential amount for every consecutive post within 24 hours, in order to discourage post flooding (this excessive post fee is refunded after 24 hours.)
  • 1 point for every downvote on one of your posts (reduced to 0.5 per downvote should you choose to delete your post.)
  • 15 for each post that is suspended by a moderator for policy violations (eg. hateful or otherwise malicious content, etc.) This reduction expires after one year from the date of the post.
  • 100 for each post made within the past 24 hours that has been suspended. This reduction expires after 24 hours, leaving only the 15 point reduction, mentioned above, remaining for one year.
  • 1 point for every downvote on one of your comments on a post or within a public chat room (reduced to 0.5 per downvote for comments that have been deleted.)
  • 15 for each comment suspended by a moderator. This reduction expires after one year from the date of the post.
  • 100 for each comment made within the past 24 hours that has been suspended. This reduction expires after 24 hours, leaving only the 15 point reduction remaining for one year.
  • An exponentially increasing amount for every consecutive public chat room created, starting with 10.