Its simple, the more you contribute the more you are rewarded!
The Points bonus varies depending on the number of articles posted and the overall quality, So if your looking for a chance to earn some extra points then feel free to contribute to the site!
5 Approved Articles = Upgrade to Contributor!
10 Approved Own Written Articles = 20 Points (Gold+ Only)
25 Approved Own Written Articles = 50 Points (Gold+ Only)
50 Approved Own Written Articles = 100 Points (Gold+ Only)
100 Approved Own Written Articles = 250 Points!!! (Gold+ Only)
Don't think you can post that many?
Don't worry, this is just a guide. you can be awarded big points for even just a few posts, It just depends on how helpful and well written the guide is. For example the first set of posters who only posted 2-3 articles got 25 Points and a boost to Editors, simply because the posts were very high quality.
Approved doesn't only mean that they are visible to everyone, It also means that they are quality posts that really help people.
Spamming to Increase you articles count will not be allowed and will not count toward the total "Approved" articles.
Have fun contributing :)