What is the member or file quality level?
Different measuresMember quality level or file quality level is a figure that represents how connected each G1 co-creator is to the rest of the network of G1 co-creators.
Depending on the G1 tools or software you are using, the quality level is labelled either as a number between 0 and 1,25 or as a percentage between 0 and 100 (where 80% = 1 and 100% = 1,25).
File Quality Level
The file level of a G1 newcomer is calculated using the number of referent G1 members that are located within less than 5 steps of this newcomer.
As a newcomer, to become a G1 co-creator, you must have a file quality above 1 (or above 80%). This file quality level is verified at each membership renewal (every year). Someone who doesn't reach this file level, won't be able to become a G1 co-creator or will loose their status as a member, after their membership renewal.
This can happen if one of their certifiers that has a good file quality level loses their status as a member. In this case, this person will then have to find other certifiers, if they want to keep their G1 co-creator status.
The member quality level of a G1 user is calculated using the number of referent members located within less than 4 steps from that person.
If a G1 newcomer is certified by a member with a file quality level of 1 (or 80%) or more, he or she will automatically have the required file quality level needed to become a G1 co-creator, no matter the file quality level of their other certifiers.
Having a certifier with a good file quality level (of 1 or more) is enough to have a good quality level that respects the distance rule, therefore to become a G1 co-creator, but it's not an absolute necessity. When your certifiers have a poor file quality level, you can still have a file quality level that is higher than 1, if your certifiers are from various places or various local groups of G1 users. ( still confuses me!!)