An explination about the site currency.
|Beside your username at the top of the site there is a Jewel counter.
This represent the number of Pearls, Diamonds, Sapphires and Rubies you currently hold.
1 Pearl is worth 100 diamonds
1 Diamond is worth 100 sapphires
1 Sapphire is worth 100 rubies
So if you have 1000001 Rubies, you will see 1 Pearl and 1 Ruby.
This system was put in place roughly a year ago. Recently I hit 1000 Pearls, and I decided the algorithm was not serving a meaningful purpose.
As you can see among the top 16 people, there is a wild difference. Also consider that 90% of people had less than 10000.
| jewels |
| 1016128814 |
| 1374276 |
| 12447750 |
| 28933392 |
| 177098996 |
| 131462614 |
| 181463146 |
| 1013773 |
| 754177 |
| 171471274 |
| 176593953 |
| 221936 |
| 148354 |
| 222092 |
| 1036501 |
| 159421 |
So the only option was to reset this to zero for everyone, and start over with a fair algorithm that scales linearly.
There are currently 3 ways your Jewel count increases.
1. For every page view, you get 1 Ruby.
2. For every day you use the site, you get a number of Jewels based on your current rank.
Here is the current algorithm: ((((rank / 10) - ((rank % 10) / 10 )) * 1000) + ( rank * 10 ))
In English, this works out to your Rank * 10 + a Bonus of 10 Sapphires for every 10 Ranks you've reached.
3. Participate in the site's Treasure Hunting game. Click the link for further information.
The dollar amounts you contribute will be available for you to apply to any page you choose. PayPal donations will be applied to your account within 24 hours, and Patreon pledges will be applied by the 2nd week of the following month.
PLEASE READ :: I need your help identifying what on ACDB is of value to you. You can do this by sponsoring pages with your jewels. Simply go to the page you like, scroll down to 'Sponsored with Jewels' and fill out the short form with the amount of jewels you wish to apply. The are not subtracted from your account, and there is a restriction you can not sponsor in total for more than what you have. You can also change the amount at any time.