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    Question What is Rep, and Why Does it Matter?

    If you view your Profile via your settings you'll see a section for "Recent Rep". Every member on the forum starts with 10 "rep points", and that number can only increase.

    All rep is is a small forum feature that allows users to "give props" (positive only) to other users for a post they think is funny, well-written, well-thought out, etc. There is no criteria for why you should or could give rep to another user, but those are generally the reasons why.

    The small green bar beneath your Forum Title will eventually grow the more rep you accrue, and the more you accrue the more "points" you can give out when you rep others in the process.

    None of it has any meaning, really, and no one can see the rep you receive but you (and me), but it's a fun feature that can actually be useful.

    For example, if you wrote out a great thread and someone thought it was a good idea, they can "rep" you with a comment like "Awesome thread idea!", and it'll show up in your recent rep, and you'll receive whatever the points value that member has at the time. The more rep you receive, the more you can give out.

    Please note: There is no "update" for when you receive rep, unfortunately. The only way to check to see if anyone has sent you any is to view your profile via the Settings tab in the upper right corner. Your rep will show up in the "Latest Reputation Received" field.

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    • For every 365 number of days, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 2000 number of posts, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 200 points of reputation, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • User must have 10 posts before his reputation "counts" on others.
    • User can only give out 10 reputations per 24 hour period, and you must rep 2 users before you can rep another again.
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    Rep was universally adjusted, so you likely "lost" points if you're viewing your profile.

    The reason for is due to the fact that Admin rep was set too high, so I adjusted accordingly so all rep is of equal value. There's no reason for my rep to be worth more than anyone else's.
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    Phil was mad that my rep was so high.

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    LOL. It's still higher than anyone else's. I ain't even mad, yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    LOL. It's still higher than anyone else's. I ain't even mad, yo.
    well, with averaging 100 posts a day the law of averages would suggest that you said something either funny or intelligent at least 5-10 times.
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    Sure, but saying something funny or intelligent doesn't always translate into rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey37 View Post
    well, with averaging 100 posts a day the law of averages would suggest that you said something either funny or intelligent at least 5-10 times.
    No rep for you.

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    Nevermind... just saw mine was sliced by 66%, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    Sure, but saying something funny or intelligent doesn't always translate into rep.
    lol ... i was kidding.
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    yea, i just went from 33 points to 20

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    Question about rep. At what intervals of rep does the green bar increase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash or Czech? View Post
    Question about rep. At what intervals of rep does the green bar increase?
    • 1 bar of rep for every 100 points you receive.
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    • For every 365 number of days, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 1000 number of posts, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 100 points of reputation, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • User must have 10 posts before his reputation "counts" on others.
    • User can only give out 10 reputations per 24 hour period, and you must rep 10 users before you can rep another again.
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    Was wondering what the hell the rep meant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    • 1 bar of rep for every 100 points you receive.
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    • For every 365 number of days, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 1000 number of posts, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • For every 100 points of reputation, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power.
    • User must have 10 posts before his reputation "counts" on others.
    • User can only give out 10 reputations per 24 hour period, and you must rep 10 users before you can rep another again.
    What's this "green bar" of rep that you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizz

    What's this "green bar" of rep that you speak of?
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizz View Post
    What's this "green bar" of rep that you speak of?
    Bar that sits below your "Pee-Wee Division" title. As you acrue more and more rep, more and more bars will show.
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    There's something wrong with rep. I haven't gotten any since April

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash or Czech? View Post
    There's something wrong with rep. I haven't gotten any since April
    Here, have some pity rep.

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    peeps getting stingy on the rep

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