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Reputation is a way to measure rank of users in a forum.
Rather than using the antiquated and easily abused method of ranks based on number of posts reputation allows the users of the forum to decide how valuable the input of other users is.
All users start with 10 reputation and 0 rep power. Reputation is the number of reputation points you have earned, rep power is how much a reputation vote made by you changes another users reputation. Once you have 10 posts you will have a rep power of 1, at this stage if you vote for the reputaion of someone that vote will change their reputation by 1 point. Rep power grows based on reputation, time you've been a member and number of posts.
Voting for reputation is limmited to 10 votes per day.
There is a minimum of 15 votes in between instances of voting for the same user.
These two measures are designed to stop people from just voting for mates to build up reputation without actually contributing to the forum.
If a user is found to be exploiting the reputation system they will loose a minimum of 10 reputation points, this is the rep power of an admin. If the user is found to be exploiting reputation again they are likely to have their reputation set to 0, this will happen along with the relevant change of access and rights on the forum.
Voting for reputation is very important due to the fact that if you are not a member of the Toymods Car Club you will need to earn reputation to be able to do some things on this forum.
Users who are not members of the Toymods Car Club must get up to 40 reputation before they are permitted to post parts for sale or wanted ads. There are other restrictions in place as well for these users such as not having an avatar.
The other point is that if there is someone making a nuisance of themselves voting negatively for their reputation may put them into a group with less rights to the forum. An example of this would be someone who has been a bad seller in the for sale section may recieve enough negative votes so that they are no longer able to post for sale threads.
|1st year Apprentice:||5 posts|
|Grease Monkey:||51 posts|
|Backyard Mechanic:||201 posts|
|Domestic Engineer:||501 posts|
|Automotive Encyclopaedia:||801 posts|
|Carport Converter||1,301 posts|
|Conversion King:||2,001 posts|
|Cheif Engine Builder:||3,001 posts|
|Too Much Toyota:||5,001 posts|
|-250:||User is a labrador selling clown|
|-75:||User About to be on his bike|
|-20:||User Needs to wake up to himself|
|0:||User On a slippery slope|
|10:||User Neither here nor there|
|50:||User Getting there|
|150:||User Knows what he's talking about|
|250:||User Been there and done that|
|500:||User Listen to this one|
|750:||User is a name known to all|
|1000:||User has much to be proud of|
|1500:||User has a brilliant future|
|2000:||User has a reputation beyond repute|
Once you have a rep power you can vote to change another users reputation. This should only be done for valid reasons based on forum usage not on who your mates are etc.
In order to vote you click on the balance icon in the users post, this will open a new windows where you can choose either positive or negative feedback. You can also put down a comment to tell the user what you think or why you voted the way you did.