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You accumulate points for frequently using BroadBandReports.com ... you cannot see your current points but the system stores them as "levels".
As points are accumulated you will gain levels, up to 8, which you can see by using the "members" link in the left menu, and "capabilities".
Points are awarded for:
Stars and Team Icons: Posted by Sheesh
1 2 and 3 silver stars are earned as you reach 2k, 5k and 20k points
1 gold is shown if you pass 60k points
1 green is shown if you pass 120k points.
A single green star is the end of the star system, except for:
1 blue star means the user is a site subscriber (tool points)
For Tool points, and avatars, please see elsewhere in this FAQ.
indicates membership of Team Discovery (United Devices)
indicates membership of Team Starfire (Seti)
indicates membership of Team Helix (Folding/Genome)
To qualify for one of the spinners shown above, you must first join that team and then go to Members/Extra and fill out Why Did I Join. You should have your team spinner by the next day.