What is reputation? - Reputation is a fun feature for Premium Members. By clicking the 'scale' icon, you can 'rate' by approving or disapproving the post. You can also leave a message with it. How do I become a Premium Member? - Check this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=868547#post868547 PM Prancer for Snail Mail US Donation Enquiries Allez Fred for Euro Donation Enquiries Sharpie for any other. What are reputation(aka reps) points? - The points are set automatically and are based on how many reputation points you have. The higher your reputation, the more reputation you have to give. - Reputation points starts out with ten points. - You need more than 10 posts to have reputation power. - A grey blob means the person who gave you the reputation doesn't have enough reputation points to give or take. It's just a comment. (Read above) - If you approve, you are giving points to someone equal to your reputation power. Disapproving reps take away half of your reputation points from the poster you disapproved. How do I check reputation? - Go into User Control Panel (User CP). You can see reputation you have given/recieved. If no one has given you any reputation, you won't see anything except maybe a number, which is your current reputation score. Why do I get 'You must spread some reputation around before giving it to insert poster's name again' message? - You have to give reputation to 20 people before you can give reputation to them again, and you can only give reputation to 10 people in a rotating 24-hour period, so you basically have to wait a minimum of 2 days before you can give reputation to someone again. - If you get the 'You must spread....' message, no need to post this on the board. Just wait and catch up on it. Similarly, if you can't rep someone for any other reason, there's no need to inform the whole board that you would if you could. - If you put your cursor over the 'blobs' (green for approved/red for disapproved), you will see your current 'reputation' level. - Posting comments about having been repped or planning to rep someone on the board is frowned upon. Rep is nothing to be taken seriously. - Reputation level is named by Our Sekret Rep Creator. - If you don't like it, disable it. - Admins will not moderate reputation comments.