What is Reputation:
Reputation is for forum members and is generally not used by the admins or mods. It is just a way of fellow forum members to rate you and your posts.
Why have it:
It is a way for other forum members to see how you are viewed in the forum community by other members. For example if a new member joins and asks a question and two people answer, one with a 28 rep and one with a 0 rep, the rest is self explanatory.
How do you affect it:
First, there is a limited amount of times a reputation can be changed daily. By posting helpful, insightful, introspective, pensive and/or "sometimes" witty comments, others will rate your reputation in the below manner:
inside the contents of a post on the right hand side, you will see:
By clicking on the + you will increase someone's reputation, and by clicking on the - you will decrease their reputation.
Hope this helps!
Disclaimer - Abuse of the reputation function will require the site admins to remove it. Threads regarding reputation "boosting" will be removed and warning will be issued. So basically don't ruin this for everyone.
Last edited by meridam99 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:48 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : I like Monkeys)