In average it takes about 4,000 to 5,000 helping points each month to keep the catalog up to date. And someone has to do it. Before you have access to the trade list and care about your own collection you are asked to do at least a very little bit of the necessary work. When you help you earn helping points. Collectors having enough helping points have automatically access to the trade lists. This is not a problem for many collectors, because they already help. The idea of the helping points is, that the collectors who do not help do not get everything of this great catalog for free and have the feedback, that they use much more than they like to give in exchange.
You need at the moment only 5 points to have access to the trade lists. This is a ridiculously small number of helping points and it is quite easy to earn it. Just verify and like the 5 labels at the main page and you will have enough points. Or add one new label and you have access to the trade list the next 30 days without any other effort. The fun is, the points expires after a while to keep the support running.
You can check your balance in the upper right corner of this website.
|Add content to BLC||Add a banana label||10||30 days|
|Your banana label was deleted||-10||30 days|
|Add a catalog entry||15||14 days|
|Your catalog entry was deleted||-15||14 days|
|Add a new comment||5||14 days|
|Your banana label was updated||-1||7 days|
|Add pictures to a gallery||5||7 days|
|Add an article||many points||many days|
|Update an article||many points||many days|
|Monitor data quality||Delete a redundant banana label||3||14 days|
|Update the description of a banana label||2||7 days|
|Update a catalog entry||4||14 days|
|Add a 'Like it' or 'Verify it'||1||1 day|
|Delete a 'Like it' or 'Verify it'||-1||1 day|
|New duplicates||Add a label to your trade list||1||2 days|
|Remove a label from your tradelist||-1||2 days|
|Other Bonus||Add a banana label to the BLC the first time||50||60 days|
|Register at the BLC||20||60 days|
|Login (to recalculate the permissions)||1||1 day|
|Buy points by sending labels to the ADMIN||many points||many days|
If you not have time to help in the catalog you have to do something else to compensate the valuable work of the ADMIN. The catalog is not for free any more for not helping collectors. Please ask the ADMIN what to do in this case, because the catalog is only for helping members.
These collectors have earned points