With our move to the Nationbuilder platform we are making NewsHounds more interactive, and we want YOU to take part in building our community!
Every time you take an action which spreads the word about NewsHounds - for example, through "liking" a post or page, sending tips via the "who's been naughty" page, or using the "share" button - you add "points" to your political capital, which is a measure of your helpful participation in the NewsHounds Nation.
Your points are shown on the sidebar when you are logged in.
Once you have accumulated a certain number of points you will be able to "spend" your political capital by exchanging points for merchandise. We will be updating the NewsHound store and setting up the reward system in the near future, but you can start building up your political capital right now, and compare your progress to others on the "leaderboard" page, which you can access through the sidebar. Updated info on points and rewards will be posted to the blog as we fine-tune the system, but in the meantime you can get clikcing and pile up those points!
Please note that members of the Newshounds blogging team are not eligible for rewards, and that all points belonging to banned commenters will be removed.