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Gantic
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What is a merit?
A merit is just a 25 AP reward. You cannot trade them in for anything. The 25 AP is added on top of the 2 AP for the comment, so if you write a great comment, you can get up to 27 AP for a great comment. Only Moderators and Administrators can give merits.

How do I get a merit?
Merits are not easy to get. They are given to very good game comments. Very good game comments take time to write. These comments are helpful, original, and thoughtful. They have good grammar and are easy to read. They show that you played the game and have ideas on what you liked, didn't like, and what could be improved. If a moderator or administrator sees your comments and thinks it deserves a merit, he/she will give your comment a merit. This can take a few minutes to a few years, so be patient! Do not bother moderators and administrators about merits or beg for merits. They may ignore your comment!

What is a very good game comment?
Here are some things that make a very good game comment. It is...

Readable. It has good grammar. Other people can easily understand what you say. If no one knows what you are saying then it is not very helpful.
Helpful. It says why you liked or did not like the game and what can be improved or removed. If you just say "good" or "bad" or "I liked this" it does not tell the game maker what is good or bad about the game. If you don't say why, your comment is not very thoughtful.
Thoughtful. It shows you really thought about the game. Your ideas about the game go together because you spent time to write a good comment about it. If you only list your ideas about different parts of the game, it does not look very original.
Original. It shows you wrote it yourself. Your comment contains unique ideas. You did not copy someone else's good comment. Your ideas cover important parts of the game and might be comprehensive.
Comprehensive. It shows you played the game. You did not just play for a few minutes and stop. Your comment shows you really know what the game is about and you have ideas about different parts of the game.

You will have a better chance of getting a merit if you have all of these.

How long does it take?
It can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few years. The moderators take time to read through the comments of new games and old games. They cannot read everything at once. If you keep writing good comments, you may get one. Merits are not guaranteed.

What else is there?
Don't worry if you do not get a merit. Be patient. Don't beg or bother moderators. Write good comments!

Thank you for reading this. Now you understand what a merit is and what it takes to get one.

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kj777
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I finally know what a merit is.

JulianEgan
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Thank you very much, the information was very helpful! =)

bluefeather483
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how do you get a merit?

nichodemus
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You start by reading the sticky you were posting in.

burnowolf
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are there anymore ways to get merits?

Captain_general
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I would like to receive a merit! :P

GhostOfMatrix
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are there anymore ways to get merits?

From what I can see he didn't mention the two poetry contests in the Art, Music, and Writing forum that rewards the winner a merit.
MrCombatPants
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So, they have to be long?

Cenere
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So, they have to be long?

What, the comments?
Well, if you can write the good and the bad points, ways to improve the game and otherwise make a proper intellectual and useful review without writing it semilong, you probably have superpowers.
But then again, I am not sure what you are referring to entirely, and what your definition of "long" might be, because to the rest of us it might just be "regular" length.
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Wow!this helped me xD at least im not so lost anymore .__. xD

AtDiDuDe
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just asking xD --->does this count like a GOOD and HELPFUL COMMENT? :P
http://armorgames.com/play/11434/insectonator-zombie-mode
its the one with my name and i think the longest :P
if it does give it a merit! haha xD

Cenere
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I wouldn't have given it a merit. It is confusing to read, both because you don't seem to put in a space after commas, and very much so due to the overuse of smileys (and the = is a bit annoying too).
Usually a merit would be more likely to be given to a comment that helps the developer (and thus indirectly the other users) by pointing out issues with the gameplay, glitches and so forth.
And mods don't generally have time to give a merit to comments where the writer didn't have time to spell out "you", so I would recommend you take some time and put a good bunch of thought into your gamereviews, if you by some reason are going specifically for merits.

Gantic
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just asking xD --->does this count like a GOOD and HELPFUL COMMENT? :P
http://armorgames.com/play/11434/insectonator-zombie-mode
its the one with my name and i think the longest :P
if it does give it a merit! haha xD


I just skimmed it and I already know it does not. You just said nice game and then described how to get the special achievements. That's not even close.
AtDiDuDe
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i see @@ i'll try harder xDD

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Really helpful, thanks!

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