Have you ever wondered how to show someone that you said "Thank you"? Right in this very thread, I will show you, with pictures and words how to give someone a reputation point.
WHY: If someone has ever helped you, gave a great idea, or anything along the lines of kindness. You can leave a reputation point. That shows the person you gave it to that you thought they were being kind or helpful.
HOW: Now I will show you how to give reputation.
I took a picture of my post. Now, you must look under the avatar and there should be a bit of information. Then, below that, there are 3 buttons; a thumb, flag, and little light thing. To give reputation, you click the thumb which I circled for you.
Once you click on the thumb, a little box should pop up like shown above. In the box, under comments on this post, add like "Thank you so much" or "Helped Out" for what you thought of the post. I did Thankz for the Information. Then, you click Add to Reputation.
Great Job! You have just learned how to give reputation!
Now, I will show you how to look at the reputation that has been given to YOU.
First, click on USER CP at the top of page. It is on the Top Left side of the screen. Then, once you are at USER CP you must scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and you should see your reputation, Who Gave it to you, on what post, and why. It only shows the last 10 rep you have recieved.
Rep boxes are back! ♥ These help signify how much rep you have. The more boxes, the more helpful you are. Now, they were taken away last time because people took them as a popularity contest. Lets try not to have that happen again! Also, we are not sure how many points are per box; only Justin know that information.
When you recieve the bronze or silver star, you will then start again with the green boxes below it. But, the saying will still stay there.
Each new rep box also has a new saying! (DG= Dark Green LG= Limegreen G= Gold S= Star)
Unlit -- "Username has an unknown quantity at this point"
1 DG -- "Username has an unknown quantity at this point" or "Username is on a distinguished road" or "Username will become famous soon enough"
2 DG -- "Username will become famous soon enough" or "Username has a spectacular aura about"
3 DG -- "Username has a spectacular aura about" or "Username is a jewel in the rough"
4 DG -- "Username is a jewel in the rough" or "Username is just really nice"
5 DG -- "Username is a glorious beacon of light"
5 DG & 1 LG --"Username is a glorious beacon of light" ((Thx LilyRose)) or "Username is a name known to all"
5 DG & 2 LG -- "Username is splendid one to behold"
5 DG & 3 LG -- "Username is a splendid one to behold"
5 DG & 4 LG -- "Username has much to be proud of" ((Thx DKmagoo))
5 DG & 5 LG -- "Username has a brilliant future"
5 DG & 5 LG & 1 G -- "Username has a brilliant future"
5 DG & 5 LG & 5 G= "Username has a reputation beyond repute"
1 S & 1 DG= "Username has a reputation beyond repute"
If you click on the thumb of your own post, you can see the comments of reputation that was left. Once you get 4 reputation on your posts, it would be notified as "Positive" Less then 4 is "somewhat positive". There is also a "Very Positive" If you get a lot, it would be "Extremely Positive"
Once a thread is deleted, any rep you earned from a post on it will disappear.
(Bolded below is a special note from januarywebkinz)
On vBulletin sites, theres a programmed thing for rep. You know how Dixiecup and COWS have the little bronze stars? Thats part of it. Heres the list programmed by the creators of vBulletin (The kind of forum WI is)
januarywebkinz also noted that nobody knows what goes on beyond that point and that is only the default settings for the rep. Justin may have set it for more bronze stars.
Reputation Points are not something to brag about. They are there to show people you are helpful, and kind. You can be proud of them, but bragging would just be plain rude.
REMEMBER: No offering or asking for reputation points. You have to earn them.
Congratulations! Now you know a lot about reputation! If you have any further questions, remember, you are free to ask.