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Frequently asked questions on Forum

  • What is Gamification?

    Gamification is a logical technology embedded on Forum to reward the contributors with privileges and rights superior over other users. The unit source of calculation is reward points which decides membership. Reward points get updated daily and users upgrade/degrade of their membership is based on reward points.

  • What is the purpose of introducing 'Bronze' membership?

    It is a new membership introduced between the ranks 'New' and 'Silver' to make easy for users to publish their posts immediately. For more info about rights, please check rules page.

  • Why is my membership different from my previous membership?

    Forum has upgraded one more step ahead by introducing gamification concept into contribution. We have recorded your contribution on posts, offensive marks, awards, shares, followers and flaggers from the inception. We did a logical math on records and tied it to reward points which results in membership. Some are upgraded, some are downgraded where as few others are unchanged in membership.

  • Why is my membership not uniform across platforms?

    We have introduced this concept on our website and shall be implementing the same on mobile as well. For this, keep updating your patches on moneycontrol app.

  • Why am I unable to publish my post from app, whereas I can post from web (or) vice versa?

    As we have not updated gamification logic in app interface, there are small block-heads which we will soon fix it.

  • Is my contribution across all platforms recorded for reward points?


  • How frequently are reward points updated?

    They get updated once in a day.

  • Is there any annual membership fee?

    No, there is no annual fee to be paid for participating in Forum.

  • Can I pay and become a 'Platinum' member?

    No, currently, it is entirely based on your contribution to climb up the membership ladder.

  • How can I upgrade my membership? Who has the right to upgrade my membership?

    We allot reward points to the boarders based on their activity level on the Forum, the number of messages posted by him, replies to his message and total number of followers. It is an automated process to upgrade the membership based on reward points which in turn depends on contribution in Forum.

  • How do I get my profile listed for ‘Message of the Week’ and ‘Boarder of the Week’ ?

    'Platinum' Boarder with highest contribution scoring the maximum reward points will be assigned a 'Boarder of Week'.

    In regards to 'Message of the Week' award, We use internal algorithm to find the most relevant message based on likes, re-posts, discussion and debate it built up in thelast week.

  • What is the benefit of gaining reward points?

    Reward points are unit measure of membership. By climbing the membership ladder, user unlocks privileges and rights. In future, you can even redeem your reward points for exciting offers.

  • Can I post messages through mobile?

    One can post messages from the moneycontrol wap site also from the moneycontrol app. One can also SMS M3 <your message> to 51818 and your post will get instantly published on the board.

  • Is there a character limit while posting messages?

    No there is no character limit. But messages posted within 200 characters are best viewed on the mobile screens on our mobile internet platform.

  • Can I edit my message?

    You can not edit your message once it has been published. There is no restriction on the number of messages that can be posted by a user.

  • Can I see all my messages that have been liked by other boarders?

    You can view all your messages that have been liked by other boarders on your page under Liked messages.

  • Can I report a message?

    Yes, 'Silver', 'Gold' and 'Platinum' users can report messages of all membership users which are equal or less than your membership.

  • What is repost?

    A user can repost a message he likes and wants to endorse. On reposting the message will show in the latest stream of messages. A user cannot repost his own message.

  • My Messages don’t appear on the board immediately?

    'New' boarders, red flagged boarders and guests are not given auto publishing rights immediately. There is a screening period during which the Moderator scans the message for offensive content and then publishes the message.

  • What are private messages and how do I post one?

    Private messages can be addressed to one particular boarder and can be viewed only by him. The messages will appear only on his boarder page and not on the general Forum. A reply to this private message will also be a private one.

  • Why do I need a nickname on the messageboard?

    Boarders on the messageboard prefer staying anonymous a nickname ensure that your real identity is never revealed on the board.

  • Can I upload my picture on the board?

    Yes you can upload your picture on your profile page. Please do not upload offensive pictures containing children, pets, cartoons, celebrities, nudity, artwork or copyrighted images. If the picture is not in JPG, GIF, or PNG file or it is more then 500KB also it will not be uploaded.

  • Can I upload my profile details on the board?

    You can upload your profile information on your page. Steps to update :- Click on your profile > Edit Profile > Update your profile. Please refrain from using this space for advertising.

  • What are my other privileges?

    You can post messages, reply, address boarder and like other boarder’s messages. You can also moderate the Forum and remove offensive content from the board. The moderator will screen these messages and decide if the content should be permanently removed from the board.

  • Who are guest boarders?

    Guest boarders are not registered members of moneycontrol. A user can sign in as a guest to post a message but they don’t have the privileges of liking, reposting or moderating a message.

  • How do I build my network on the board?

    Messageboard is a place where you meet both people looking for advice in stocks as well as the stock market gurus. You can network with people with similar goals and investing profiles. You can also follow users who give useful advice on stocks and markets.

  • Who should I follow here?

    'Platinum' boarders – these boarders are the ones with maximum following on the board and they post good quality message. One should follow boarders who actively post message on the stocks one is following. One should follow boarders with whom one interacts on a regular basis.

  • Why should I follow stocks here?

    You can track tips and price sensitive information on all the stocks in your watchlist and your portfolio here.


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