For a thread response, you will get immediately points but there will not be any CC normally. If it is really worth and if the editors feel so they may give very rarely CC also in the forum posts and responses.
As you are a new member you have these doubts. Go through help topics and many of your doubts will get clarified.
ISC is a place where people learn writing and improve it and start working in other reputed global sites. There are testimonials of members to that matter. So, take this opportunity to learn and things will automatically be in right path soon.
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As mentioned by Dr Rao in his reply @ # 662541, it will take around 7 to 10 days to approve an article and by this time please go through the posting guidelines and help topics along with article writing tips. This is a wonderful site to learn as well as earn. Be patient, follow the posts in various sections. Many of your doubts will be cleared just by following them and reading the help topics.
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There are many sections here corresponding to forum, Ask Expert, job posting, articles, information update like school and college postings etc. Every section is unique in itself and has its own point and cc system. In the beginning let us not bother much about the methodology of allotting points and/or cc to a particular contribution. This will be clear when you contribute regularly. For example in the article section if the article is of poor quality or copied content, it will be rejected. Sometimes editors may suggest to improve it with more material and structured presentation. In case the article is approved you can get anything from '10 points and 10 cc' to '100 points and 100 cc' and even more.
Similarly in Ask Expert section for an approved answer you can get anything from '1 point plus 1 cc' to '15 points and 15 cc' or may be more if the answer is of outstanding quality.
In forum section, generally you get points only from 1 point to 5 points. In addition to these section wise payments there are a number of contests held every month and awards declared and if you win in them you get some good credits in the range '40 points and 40 cc' to '500 cc'. If you are in the top 20 contributing members you can get a revenue share bonus also for a particular month ranging from approximately 150 cc to 1500 cc or more depending upon the volume of your contributions. Remember all these points and cc will go on cumulating and in the end of the month you will be intimated through a common post by editor if you have the requisite balance qualifying for a payment.
Normally, we advise the new members to concentrate in contributing in different sections and maintain the quality of the submissions and slowly the things will be in order.
Wish you all the best in your creative journey in ISC.
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