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    I have noticed that when I get a user rep addition, sometimes it is a single point increment (my rep "score" goes from n to n+1) and sometimes it is bigger (example: my rep "score" goes from n to n+10).

    When I add to someone else's rep by pressing the button under their name in the post, I don't have the option to say how much I want to add. I get two choices: (a) I Approve of this posting or (b) I Disapprove of this posting.

    I have seen several posts that were REALLY helpful, where I would like to give the author more than just a one point bump. How do I arrange for the author to get multiple points?
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    OK, may have answered my own question. I went hunting for posts about the User Rep System, and it seems that the size of the bump a user gets when someone posts a user rep rating is a function of how long the person giving the rep has been on the forums, how active they have been and so on. It is an attribute of the person giving the rep, but not one that they can control on a rep by rep basis. Have I got this right?
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    Yep.

    The more rep you have, the more rep you give or take away.


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    a good example would be me and baggss. if i were to give you + rep I would guess you get +1 or so.. if baggss gives you rep i would guess you get 10+.

    I hardly ever see anyone that has high rep give it out with the exception of DB.

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    I do quite a bit but don't always remember to give it out as much as I probably should. Baggss is correct, the higher your rep, the more rep it gives out.

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    I gave mac57 some for his last post, he can tell you how much I give I suppose.


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    Thanks for the rep, baggss. Since you mention it, I had a look. It looks like I got 9 points added to my score. I am not sure, since it doesn't show you how much got added each time, but I think that this is what was added, if I remember my previous score correctly.
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    I noticed that some psycho added a comment "I don't like you" in the Comment section of my points thing? I don't even know what that means, and I have a whole 3 posts. Who would have said that to me?

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    I added a rep to nullify the bad one.

    Stick around: not everyone here is like this. There are some very cool people here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I do quite a bit but don't always remember to give it out as much as I probably should. Baggss is correct, the higher your rep, the more rep it gives out.
    Dude, give me some REP cuz you have more "Rep Power" and it will count more than somebody with very little "Rep Power"...Yea!!!

    First, what do the terms and numbers mean?

    • Reputation power = the amount of 'power' you have when you give reputation to others

    • Reputation level = the amount of reputation others have given you

    The whole purpose of the reputation system is to reward members for having a good take or doing something for the forum that represents something over and above the call of duty so to speak. An example would be running a contest or something like that. If someone makes a nice post another user can give reputation points to that user. Alternatively a user can disapprove of a post and take away reputation points for bad posts. Never abuse the system.

    The more a user is online, the longer he is a member, and the more a user posts, the higher the reputation points will be. And based on their reputation they can get more or less points on top of that.

    The amount of reputation points that you can give is directly related to the number of reputation points you have.

    If you have 500 reputation points, you can give another user more reputation points than if you only had 50 reputation points. The better your reputation, the more important your opinion of other people's reputation is.

    Register Date Factor, Post Count Factor, and Reputation Point Factor are all multipliers. So the more reputation points you have the more reputation power you will have eventually.

    The reputation system is somewhat complex and there doesn’t seem to be a detailed explanation of how the system works. What I outlined above is, however, in general terms how it works.

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
    I added a rep to nullify the bad one.

    Stick around: not everyone here is like this. There are some very cool people here.
    Hi MacHeadCase--thanks for the explanation! I DO plan to stick around. This is an awesome place and I've learned so much already. Thanks also to Schweb--I found his "Switchers" thread to be of much assistance. I am a PC convert, although I have to use one during the day at work

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    Great! Glad to have you on board! :girl:

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    By the way, bob@plueger.co, I had someone once get quite offensive in a rep post against me - no substantive comment on what I had posted, just ranting at me. I reported them to the moderator. You may wish to do the same thing. I lost a few points in that one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    By the way, bob@plueger.co, I had someone once get quite offensive in a rep post against me - no substantive comment on what I had posted, just ranting at me. I reported them to the moderator. You may wish to do the same thing. I lost a few points in that one too.
    This is one thing that forums dislike about the rep system. It's generally abused by people who dislike another poster and go crazy with the "negative rep" option. Many forums disable the negative rep option and only allow for positive rep. In a lot of ways that makes sense. If a poster is abusive that is what moderators are for and the "bad post" button!

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    I need to use the rep point system more, sometimes simply dont think about it when I read good information provided by someone.
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