How The Reputation System Works

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  1. Jerlene

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    How The Reputation System Works & Why You Should Use It

    You've probably noticed little green "blocks" under your username that look like this [​IMG]. These blocks indicate a user's reputation on the forum.

    Every user starts off with 10 reputation points and as time goes by other users can add or take away from that.

    The more blocks you have, the more reputation you have. With BAF, you get a block for every 50 reputation points after reaching 100 reputation points.

    You give reputation by clicking on the Thanks button or the star button located at the bottom left of every post.

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    Every time you click the Thanks button you are giving a user 1 reputation point. Every time you click the star button you are giving them 1-10 points. This varies with the amount of reputation you personally already have.

    When clicking on the star button you will notice a popup. This is how you give or take away reputation.

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    Click the reputation(star) button and select I approve or I disapprove.
    (Approving gives reputation; Disapproving takes away reputation.)
    After selecting one, write a comment.
    ("Great post. -Your Name", etc.)
    Then all you have to do is click the Add to Reputation button and you're all set!

    You can see how much reputation and your 10 latest reputation comments in your user control panel. Just click settings:

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    Then scrolling to the bottom of the page:

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    No one can see your reputation points and comments but you and the staff. Also, you cannot see all of the reputation points/comments that you have ever gotten, only the latest 10.

    You may see a grey block when you look at your reputation points in your user control panel. Don't worry about this, it just means neutral and doesn't affect you at all. It's only grey because the user maybe new to the forum and hasn't gotten any reputation points himself.

    Make sure not to go into the "red"! Your green blocks become red blocks once you reach a negative amount of reputation points so remember to keep it above 0, which shouldn't be hard, because a red user determines someone not worth working with.

    If you have any questions regarding the reputation system please leave them in this thread.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just a small question
    Can you choose how mcuh rep points you are giving to another user when you click the star or is it randomly chosen for you by the system?
     
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  3. Jerlene

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    You cannot choose it. That's a feature that MyBB has and would be fantastic if vB, or at least BAF, had it as well.
     
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    Wow. I guess that means that you are loaded with reputation points >.>
     
  5. Jerlene

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    Nah. It's under 400 points.:) I'm going for a thousand.
     
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    I have one bar.. does this mean I have over 50?

    EDIT: No, I have 23 total. But, do thanks count?
     
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    This is mentioned in the guide.
    and...
     
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    by clicking thanks button, does it mean a point is deducted from me?
     
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    No, not at all. By clicking the Thanks button all you're doing is giving thanks and a reputation point to the user. It doesn't affect you.
     
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    I need to rake up my thanks
    I MORE BARS
     
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    lol Ok, I will start thanking people more often. You will be the first in a while.:)
     
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    Great thread, thanks Jerlene... and yes, it's good to say thanks :)
     
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    Thanks. Glad everyone is enjoying it. I think I received like 10 thanks and more rep for this thread. Thanks guys!
     
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    Yeah jerlene I think most of it must be me
    Lol
     
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    lol Yeah, definitely more than half.
     
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    Well it helped me alot, try to get Fergal to stick these articles so new members can read this when they are stuck or confused.
     
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    If he wants to stick them he can but I'll just refer people to these threads if they ask questions that can be answered by them.
     
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    I will refer people to them as well
     

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