Lol. Thanks. We may be getting a badge right now, or soon for this thread back and forth replies. That had happened to me before too.
I thought that badges didn't earn points, but you got points when you went up a level? I seem to remember getting a lot of points when I went to Internationally Known.
Yes, I remember that too. The international badge was around 3000 points if I am not mistaken. For some reason I feel like I earned points for the badges too (not a lot like 100-200), but I may be wrong. Maybe the administration team can clarify that ?
There is however, a rank formula that is based on a variety of activities in the community. The more activities you perform (ie. posting travel stories, photos, details, giving kudos, receiving kudos, posting comments in the discussion threads, etc.) the greater your chances are of achieving a new rank level. With a change in rank does come certain miles awards, but we like to keep what that is a surprise!