In case you haven't noticed, the board now features a reputation point system, which has been in place for several months. Most members have not used it yet, so I want to make everyone aware of the parameters for its use.
Each post that you make can have reputation points awarded to it by other members. The reputation tool appears in the lower right hand corner of each post, and it you click on it, one point will be awarded to the post. Before any reputation points are awarded to a specific post, the number in the lower right hand corner will be zero, and as points are awarded, the number will change. At this time, I am only allowing positive reputation points. Each member is allowed to award 3 reputation points per day, and those points cannot be applied to their own posts.
I have included everyone in the reputation point system. You can even apply points to the moderators, or me. Feel free to award me points, if you see fit, as I only have 2 at the moment.
If you want to see who has awarded you reputation points, you can click on the reputation point number in the lower right hand corner of your post, and the name of the person who awarded the reputation points will be displayed.
Just to clarify, points are applied to individual posts. (replies) The originator of the thread does not receive reputation points for the original post, unless you award points to that original post.
You can see how many reputation points a member has by mousing over their name. There are 3 levels of reputation currently:
0-19 Points: Neutral
20-49 Points: Good
50+ Points: Excellent
Please feel free to post any questions, and I hope that members will find this to be a useful tool.