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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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striker12321
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http://a marit is when you send a realy nice comment and your comment gets a marit its 25 AP for one marit

Motark2
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Would it show publicly if a comment received a merit?

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Would it show publicly if a comment received a merit?


Merited comments will be in big bold letters, and you'll see an increase in your merit counter on your profile.
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A merit is when you write a very long comment. Not book-length, but a nice thing for us to read.

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I asked that before and a guy just said this has came up before search the history and then some moderator closed it

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hahaha now i know what a merit is..

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A merit is when you write a very long comment. Not book-length, but a nice thing for us to read.

No. If you write a long comment, you have written a long comment. You don't write a merit, but presumably, you go read the actual FAQ to find out what it really is, instead of making up stuff.

I asked that before and a guy just said this has came up before search the history and then some moderator closed it

Because there is no reason to make duplicate threads about something that has already been answered fully. You know, on the first page.
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Wow! Thanks for the help! It've have taken me a long time to figure that one out!

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Nice! I think this is a great incentive to get people to write srious reviews/comments about the plethora of games here

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wow... i finally know how to get a merit... Thx! aldkjfahljkahlalskdjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj sssdjswdhs.dkjfaslkdfh dslkajdflaskdjfhlskdjfhalsdkjf ddddddd askdjfahs;dkjfah;sdkajfhsldkjfhldkjshlkjhlkjhkljhlk hjdlskfdjhlkjlkjlaskejhaflskdjfnc.kdmfnJJGFGTYUHGFTheudlwek dfjjjdfjeksksjebrbrhfufujdhjdnhdnnddjcicuivjjgngnlrhg ddddd big butt sL:SDOif;lskfah;ifj;lsdajf;oeifj;elijf... i wonder if this is going to get a merit?

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wow... i finally know how to get a merit... Thx! aldkjfahljkahlalskdjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj sssdjswdhs.dkjfaslkdfh dslkajdflaskdjfhlskdjfhalsdkjf ddddddd askdjfahs;dkjfah;sdkajfhsldkjfhldkjshlkjhlkjhkljhlk hjdlskfdjhlkjlkjlaskejhaflskdjfnc.kdmfnJJGFGTYUHGFTheudlwek dfjjjdfjeksksjebrbrhfufujdhjdnhdnnddjcicuivjjgngnlrhg ddddd big butt sL:SDOif;lskfah;ifj;lsdajf;oeifj;elijf... i wonder if this is going to get a merit?


Yup. That'll definetly get u a merit XD
Sorry, its just my sarcasm dripping all over da place.
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this is a pretty sweet forum. you guys at armor games are really professional.

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i understand why only admins and moderators can apply merits; otherwise, people would be giving merit to friends' comments for armor points. however, i think there should be a way for the players / viewers to add input. perhaps it could work the way youtube does with comments--where viewers can 'thumbs up' a comment so that it appears at the top of the top of the super long string of other comments. not only would this make us feel more important as well as give us a reason to read / troll the comment boards, but it would also make your duty of finding noteworthy comments easier (unless the jokers out there 'thumbs up' troll / unrelated comments)

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Many of you guys got one?

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Ok. I think I'm starting to get the idea. So you get AP from just doing any old thing any other Armor Games Account would do like rating and stuff like that. Then you can use it to get cooler Armatars. So getting AP is just part of having some fun. Cool.

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