Each Author is awarded 1 point on the Leaderboard when a Curator submits a news link they created.
To do this, we automatically pull the 'author' metatag from the link submitted. If no 'author' meta tag is found then we look for the 'twitter:creator' meta tag, and if that isn't found we'll look for the 'article:author' meta tag and then finally the 'og:article:author' meta tag.
If you'd like to test and see how your article is attributed, you can copy/paste its url into the "Add Link" form. The form will auto-detect and display the "author" attribution per the rules above.
There are some publications and CMS's that make use of the 'json-ld' standard. For those publications there are special rules in our code for handling them.
If you have any questions or requests around author attribution in the Leaderboard feel free to DM via Twitter (@CryptofilterXYZ) or email hello [at] cryptofilter.xyz