We are experimenting with enabling user reputation. You may have noticed the green boxes under people's user names in the forums, and the blue check mark. It is our hope that reputation can be a tool for new members to gauge the advice that they get, based on feedback that user receives from their peers.
To add or remove from a member's reputation, click on the blue check mark
in the lower left of their post. A menu will popup with the reputation controls.
Basic reputation rules:
Everyone is starting with +10 rep.
You start with one point of rep altering power.
For every year you've been a member you get one point of rep altering power.
For every 1,000 posts, you get one point of rep altering power.
For every 100 reputation points, you get one point of rep altering power.
Your post count must be greater than zero to be able to modify another user's reputation.
New Members & Greenhorns will be unable to issue negative reputation.
You may only modify 10 user's reputations/day and you cannot go back to the same user until you have given reputation to 20 different users.
If your reputation falls below zero, you will be unable to issue reputation.
If you have any questions, comments, complaints, etc, please post them here in this thread.
The Admin & Mod team.