To everyone advising newbies to follow the tips as advocated by Mr Mohan, I will simply like to ask - what if say, 30 newbies decide to follow the tips and score 2000 points. Now as per Sun's timeless logic, @ response 576264, everyone will be assured of RSB as they have scored above 2000 points. Unfortunately, we all know that's simply not possible. Only 20 can get RSB. For the remaining 10, it will be heartbreak. They will certainly cry foul. Following the tips has all gone in vain. Forget 20, not even 10 of them will manage to share the RSB. Why forget the oldies? Will they permit their names being struck from the monthly rolls of RSB? No, never. They will work even harder to cement their monthly share. Oldies won't leave ground that easily. So the logic, that following a certain pattern will assure you RSB, falls flat on such grounds. What good is such tips when it can't assure a share of the RSB to one and all? The tips will only work, when say, only a limited few follow it.
Moreover, what's so big deal about RSB? Except for the top few members, most make a paltry sum from it, that too in the range of Rs 200 – 300/-. That much amount one can easily make by taking part in the Resource and the Ask Experts section. All that one needs to take care is posting quality articles and responses. In the beginning I too was excited about RSB. But these days, I hardly bother about it at all. What one needs to take care is quality posting, whether in the resources, ask experts, my India or the schools and colleges section. That alone will assure you of rich gains.
I will advise newbies not to rush up in their quest for points. You will not be able to sustain it for long. A cautioned but steady approach, will go a long way in establishing you as a star in ISC. It is surprising many oldies who themselves are not into following Mohan's tips and even sometimes blame him for his points scoring approach have now teamed up and are going gung-ho advocating newbies to follow these tactics. What may theoretically be possible, cannot be always realized practically. So friends, especially newbies, be realistic, go steady and be consistent. That way you will not stumble and get a bad fall.
Patience and perseverance pays