I have enabled the "User Reputation System" for the forums. Each member now has a reputation based on points which can be given or taken away by other members. Reputation may be positive , negative or neutral . The easiest way to give reputation points is by Thanking someone (using the Thank button) for their post. 1 Thank = 1 Reputation point. The other way to give someone positive (or negative) reputation points is to click on the reputation icon above their post and fill out the very brief form which pops up. Members must have at least 3 forum posts and 10 reputation points in order to give or take away another member's reputation points. Everyone starts with 10 reputation points :smile:. _______________________________________________ Why have a reputation system? The purpose of the reputation system is to acknowledge contributions from various members. While other boards "promote" members based on the number of their posts, this is a way to promote members based on the quality of their posts. What does a high reputation get me? Members with a reputation level of 500 or greater will be given a user title of "Senior Member" Members with a reputation level of 2000 or greater will be given a user title of "Leading Member" Reputation Levels will be assigned according to the following table: How do I know what reputation I have received? You can view the reputation that you have received in your User CP (User Control Panel) where it is displayed at the bottom of the User CP page. Here you will see the latest reputation points that you have received. Your total reputation will be shown as series of reputation indicators in your posts and profile. The more positive your reputation, the more positive icons will be shown. The more negative your reputation the more negative icons will be shown. What is reputation power? The amount of reputation that each user will give (or take away if negative) with each click of the reputation icon is 'Reputation Power'. To begin with, each member has a reputation power of 1. For every year of membership, 1000 posts, or 500 reputation points gained, reputation power increases by 1. Reputation points given via the Thanks button are unaffected by reputation power. What if I don't want to play? You can decide not to display your reputation by editing your options here. Note that you can still give and receive reputation if you choose not to display your reputation.