Here's an idea... Send Bob a few bucks by becoming a Supporting Member and I'll promise to rep you the first time I notice that the Supporting Member banner is on your posts.Ok, so I'm still a little confused on how it works so could someone leave me a positive rep namely Bob H, Rich, Stick or someone of equal status.
It's for the benefit of all humanity and a poor College student, if I don't get that positive rep I may be out of food and lodging and maybe worst of all tuition...
So please find it in your heart Mr. Bob H. to leave me a pos rep.
And a few dollars or a sandwich. (remember the approve button, not the disapprove)
Bob. I was simply answering the OP's original question: "What are Reputation Points and how do you [meaning me] get them?" My bad!LOL!!! That's how you get em. Sneaky!
Speaking as a mentor you don't HAVE to leave anything for positive or in your opinion outstanding posts... that is all up to you... same with neg repping someone... YOU decide if it's worthy enough to ding them or ping them.Bob. I was simply answering the OP's original question: "What are Reputation Points and how do you [meaning me] get them?" My bad!
Being a little more serious, it was months before I even knew that reputation points existed and found that people had been leaving me comments. I was mostly a little embarrassed that I hadn't been leaving positive rep for many terrific posts.
This -may- change at some time....haven't really played with it much yet.
User Absolutely Totally Hopeless -1,000,000
User Totally Hopeless -99,999
User is definately Hopeless. -500
User is starting to seem Hopeless. -300
User is most definately Lame! -200
User is bordering on Lame -100
User can only hope to improve -50
User has a little shameless behaviour in the past -10
User is an unknown quantity at this point 0
User is on a distinguished road 10
User will become famous soon enough 50
User has a spectacular aura about 150
User is a jewel in the rough 250
User is just really nice 350
User is a glorious beacon of li450ght
User is a name known to all 550
User is a splendid one to behold 650
User has much to be proud of 1000
User has a brilliant future 1500
User has a reputation beyond repute 2000
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It's somewhat arbitrary, but yes. In general, the more "rep" you have, the more recognized you have been for writing quality, well thought out posts. It's very subjective, and I don't think it should be considered more than a "feel good" kind of thing. It really has little bearing on the worth or value of a poster or a particular post. For me, it's just a way to say, "Hey. That post was terrific!" Or, "Hey, that was completely inappropriate."Now this is what I was looking for, although I'm still not sure what exact PURPOSE the rep system serves. Belts means you posted a lot. Does rep relate to the QUALITY of those posts?
Now this is what I was looking for, although I'm still not sure what exact PURPOSE the rep system serves. Belts means you posted a lot. Does rep relate to the QUALITY of those posts?
That is the idea, yes. It's like the thanks button, sort of. Thanks for a good post. Rep for an excellent post.