The Merit system is an older system we had available to award players that helped to enhance the topic that was commented on. These are still awarded but less frequently.
What is a Merit?
On each user page, there is an area that numbers how many merits you have earned. Merits are earned by writing constructive, original, and thoughtful comments in the Games section. We reward those who take the time to think out a good comment, as it contributes to the website and sets a good example. The post does not have to be long, but interesting enough to grab our attention. When you receive a merit, your comment will be highlighted.
As of October 2016, merits (along with quests) help with your player Rank.
How are they Awarded?
Only moderators and administrators give out merits. We respectfully request that you do not bug the moderators or admins to give you merits. They will most likely cause them be sad for the rest of the day and gorge themselves on cookie dough ice cream.