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MGB@D
09-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Can someone explain to me just what reputation is or means on these forums I have 180+ post and had a reputation of 0 for the longest time and suddenly now I have a reputation of 2 and I dont know how or why :confused: .............ANYONE KNOW ?

coqRapide
09-16-2009, 12:15 PM
If you make a post that someone likes, they can click the 'scales' icon at the bottom of your name to give you reputation.

I have yet to find a way to lower someones reputation, which is too bad, because I've found many posts that made me want to punch my monitor.

MGB@D
09-16-2009, 12:25 PM
Thanks man I must be blind I never seen that scale before lmao :o

Pande
09-16-2009, 12:28 PM
i just gave you more rep :P

Nazarov
09-16-2009, 01:21 PM
Is it a popularity scale?
What is it used for?

coqRapide
09-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Is it a popularity scale?
What is it used for?

E-peen waving.

Guyver.
09-16-2009, 03:04 PM
If you make a post that someone likes, they can click the 'scales' icon at the bottom of your name to give you reputation.

I have yet to find a way to lower someones reputation, which is too bad, because I've found many posts that made me want to punch my monitor.

You could disapprove peoples' posts on the old DoD forums, which would lower that persons' reputation. I'm not sure why you can't do that now.

Kiff
09-16-2009, 03:47 PM
I just gave coqrapid more rep!

Ohh almost on 100!

Brooker
09-16-2009, 04:33 PM
I just gave coqrapid more rep!

Ohh almost on 100!

I tipped him over the edge... he sails close to the wind but usually is at least interesting to read, even if his opinions aren't to everyone's taste...

Given my postcount vs rep, it's safe to say if you want a big score (for all the good it'll do you), you won't get it from coasting down the middle of the road (like me) ;)

Kiff
09-16-2009, 04:59 PM
My post count gives you big fat rep!

MGB@D
09-16-2009, 11:01 PM
i just gave you more rep :P

You da Pande ! :D

Dradz
09-21-2009, 08:03 PM
Ahh, BAD, I tried to give you some more points, but it said I have to spread my points around before I can slap you on the back again! LOL

OatmealMan
10-30-2010, 03:22 PM
Woah where did I get all my rep

Splatt
10-30-2010, 05:40 PM
Woah where did I get all my rep

Hax lol ;)

The-Night-Fox
11-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Haha if someone has a lot of posts they give more rep... I'm guessing Kiff repd you.

Zeathy
11-11-2010, 02:05 AM
Is there a limit to how much rep you can give? I tend to give the stuff out like candy...

Ustwes R. Dewo
11-11-2010, 10:31 AM
Only to the same person twice in a row

Zeathy
11-11-2010, 06:02 PM
Only to the same person twice in a row

Cool, thanks. Have some candy.

Ekstrom
11-14-2010, 08:23 PM
Gimme candy and I shall give you too. A turtle shaped candy bar, please.

Mr. X
11-19-2010, 02:27 AM
Quick question, there was a page where you could see all your posts where you got reputation on. I can't seem to find it now. Does someone have link to it? Thanks, +rep for the first one to find it! :D

Also: I guess it's better the have an higher reputation then postcount is it?

Suomis
11-21-2010, 08:39 PM
Note that this is an unofficial thread, and all answers & policies are subject to change without notice.
-Matt
Note that the Steam forums are not responsible for the actions of your cat.
-Blinxx


Since there are a lot of rep and infraction related threads etc. so I decided to make this rep and infraction FAQ.

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What is rep?



Reputation is mainly given to helpful posts.
Reputation itself doesnt do anything at the moment other than show how "reputable" a user is.


How do I add to others' reputation?


Press the silver scales underneath the poster's username.


How much rep do I give?


+1 rep power for the first 50 posts you have given
+1 rep power for every 1000 posts you post
+1 rep power for every year you have been on the forums


Can mods give out negative rep?


No; only admins can.
However; moderators can arrange for your rep to be reset to 0 if you abuse the system.

Full list of mods and admins. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showgroups.php)


How do I check how much rep I have?


Your reputation is displayed underneath your name; between your join date and post count.


How do I check how much rep Ive got for a certain post?


You click the scale on one of your own posts that has been repped.
There you can see how many people have repped you. You can not see how much has each person given.

Example of single rep on a single post (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/reputation2.jpg)
Example of multiple reps on a single post (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/repwnage.png)
Example of a post with a rep with 0 rep power. (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/reputation.jpg)

How can I see who gave me rep?


Go to your User CP (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/usercp.php).
It displays the last 5 counts of reputation that you have been given.

It should look like this (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/CP.png)

Why does it say I have been given rep but I still have 0 rep?


The person who repped you would have had 0 reputation power.


Can I see comments on rep given?

Yes, click the post you got rep for.
It should look like this (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/reputation5.png).

How often can you rep?

You may rep 5 times per 24 hours, and each single reputation unlocking exactly 24 hours after giving it.

Do I lose rep myself for giving rep?

Of course not, that'd be silly!


What happens if the post/thread I get repped for is deleted?

The User CP info is deleted, but you keep the reputation points the post/s recieved.
http://i.imgur.com/v4p3o.jpg



What is an infraction?

An infraction is a warning for behavior that is not allowed. You will get banned for 10 infraction points.

What can I get an infraction for?

Advertising
Bypassing the “Word” Filter
Re-posting Closed / Moved / Deleted Thread or Post
Repeatedly Posting in Incorrect Forum(RARELY used.)
Abusing or encouraging the abuse of the Reputation System
Abusing the post reporting system
Inappropriate Language
Insulted Other Member(s)
Posting Spoilers(If the thread has no clear title on what it's about it will count)
Trolling / Flamebaiting
Offensive Post
Promoting Illegal Activity / Violence / Self-harm / etc.
Admitting / Advocating Software Piracy
Promoting Cheats / Exploits
Spammed Advertisements
"Backseat" Moderating
Bumping old threads
Spam

(a few are missing since a mod didnt tell me them)

Where can I see my infractions?

In the User CP, linked above. If you have infractions, it should look like this. (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/infractiomn.png)

How many points can be given for a single infraction?

The mods may choose from anywhere between 0 and 10, 0 being just a warning and 10 being an instant ban.


Are all infractions the same length?

Lightest one is 1 month and that's for signature rule break. Most are 6 months and some are Never expiring ones. Mods do have a custom time though, but the 6 month one is the standard.


Who can give out infractions?

Only moderators and admins can give out infractions.

May mods check normal users infraction situation?

Mods can see anyones infractions and even for other moderators as well.


Can mods edit infractions even after giving it out?

Mods can reverse an infraction but not edit them. Admins might be able to edit them but not normal moderators. The infraction will still be visible but it'll say "Reversed".
It looks like this. (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8978/86010502.jpg)

Do infractions reset?

Your infraction points expire, meaning that the points are not valid anymore, but they will always stay in your infraction history.

What can you do if you feel that an infraction you received was not justified?

Contact the moderator/admin who gave you the infraction.

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Please pm me if you want a certain question on the list.


Thanks to:

Blinxx editing
Zefar for answers
>X2< for testing some things
and the rest of you who have suggested questions and told answers

beware728
02-05-2011, 01:42 AM
Note that this is an unofficial thread, and all answers & policies are subject to change without notice.
-Matt
Note that the Steam forums are not responsible for the actions of your cat.
-Blinxx


Since there are a lot of rep and infraction related threads etc. so I decided to make this rep and infraction FAQ.

-------------------

What is rep?



Reputation is mainly given to helpful posts.
Reputation itself doesnt do anything at the moment other than show how "reputable" a user is.


How do I add to others' reputation?


Press the silver scales underneath the poster's username.


How much rep do I give?


+1 rep power for the first 50 posts you have given
+1 rep power for every 1000 posts you post
+1 rep power for every year you have been on the forums
+1 rep power for every 100 rep you have yourself


What is the maximum rep power?


None at the moment.


Can mods give out negative rep?


No; only admins can.
However; moderators can arrange for your rep to be reset to 0 if you abuse the system.

Full list of mods and admins. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showgroups.php)


How do I check how much rep I have?


Your reputation is displayed underneath your name; between your join date and post count.


How do I check how much rep Ive got for a certain post?


You click the scale on one of your own posts that has been repped.
There you can see how many people have repped you. You can not see how much has each person given.

Example of single rep on a single post (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/reputation2.jpg)
Example of multiple reps on a single post (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/repwnage.png)
Example of a post with a rep with 0 rep power. (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/reputation.jpg)

How can I see who gave me rep?


Go to your User CP (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/usercp.php).
It displays the last 5 counts of reputation that you have been given.

It should look like this (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/CP.png)

Why does it say I have been given rep but I still have 0 rep?


The person who repped you would have had 0 reputation power.


Why can't I see the comments on my rep?



How often can you rep?

You may rep 5 times per 24 hours, and each single reputation unlocking exactly 24 hours after giving it.

Do I lose rep myself for giving rep?




What happens if the post/thread I get repped for is deleted?

The User CP info is deleted, but you keep the reputation points the post/s recieved.

What is an infraction?

An infraction is a warning for behavior that is not allowed. You will get banned for 10 infraction points.

What can I get an infraction for?

Advertising
Bypassing the “Word” Filter
Re-posting Closed / Moved / Deleted Thread or Post
Repeatedly Posting in Incorrect Forum(RARELY used.)
Abusing or encouraging the abuse of the Reputation System
Abusing the post reporting system
Inappropriate Language
Insulted Other Member(s)
Posting Spoilers(If the thread has no clear title on what it's about it will count)
Trolling / Flamebaiting
Offensive Post
Promoting Illegal Activity / Violence / Self-harm / etc.
Admitting / Advocating Software Piracy
Promoting Cheats / Exploits
Spammed Advertisements
"Backseat" Moderating
Bumping old threads
Spam

(a few are missing since a mod didnt tell me them)

Where can I see my infractions?

In the User CP, linked above. If you have infractions, it should look like this. (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/Suomis/infractiomn.png)

How many points can be given for a single infraction?

The mods may choose from anywhere between 0 and 10, 0 being just a warning and 10 being an instant ban.


Are all infractions the same length?

Lightest one is 1 month and that's for signature rule break. Most are 6 months and some are Never expiring ones. Mods do have a custom time though, but the 6 month one is the standard.


Who can give out infractions?

Only moderators and admins can give out infractions.

May mods check normal users infraction situation?

Mods can see anyones infractions and even for other moderators as well.


Can mods edit infractions even after giving it out?

Mods can reverse an infraction but not edit them. Admins might be able to edit them but not normal moderators. The infraction will still be visible but it'll say "Reversed".
It looks like this. (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8978/86010502.jpg)

Do infractions reset?

Your infraction points expire, meaning that the points are not valid anymore, but they will always stay in your infraction history.

What can you do if you feel that an infraction you received was not justified?

Contact the moderator/admin who gave you the infraction.

-------------------

Please pm me if you want a certain question on the list.


Thanks to:

Blinxx editing
Zefar for answers
>X2< for testing some things
and the rest of you who have suggested questions and told answers

Thanks!!! I've always wondered what is the reputation and now I know! I would + rep you if I am able to

Trenchgun
05-12-2011, 03:12 AM
Is there a way to see what older sources of rep are? I'm curious what the first 5 were. I never looked.

MrNeutrino
05-12-2011, 03:24 AM
For the time being i have been here i have seen only people giving rep to individuals who give away games :cool: coz for that time they are Gods.
Others are the more helpful ones :D who reply to problems.
-ve rep comes in form of "report" , hope no one gets that :)

Marcinator_2
07-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Hi!
I want to give somebody a +rep, but i dont know where to click...
I can only see a scale below my own name. Can someone please make a screenshot? I think im blind...

Col.Krust
07-02-2011, 02:24 AM
You may have already given 5 rep in 24 hours. you will regain each one 24 hours from when it was given. also, I am not sure but you may have 0 rep power anyway since you have been on the forums less than a year and made less than 50 posts.

Marcinator_2
07-15-2011, 01:16 PM
Ah ok. I only have 6 posts^^ so i have to be more active ;)

kouples
07-24-2011, 11:22 AM
Alright i must be blind, where is this scale and what does it look like?

Suomis
08-22-2011, 08:57 AM
I think you have to have atleast 10 posts to be able to rep... Or 20. I'm really not sure.

tomyan112
09-14-2011, 03:22 AM
add rep

underwriter7
09-28-2011, 06:03 PM
I think you have to have a certain # of posts in order to give rep out. I've been on forums for awhile but I don't have enough posts. Lurkers are not cool enough I guess :)

DIMREAPER
10-13-2011, 06:59 AM
Ive been doing it all wrong...

I like to keep my posts up to date and delete them when they expire.

(DOH!)

blanchflower
10-25-2011, 09:40 AM
If you make a post that someone likes, they can click the 'scales' icon at the bottom of your name to give you reputation.

I have yet to find a way to lower someones reputation, which is too bad, because I've found many posts that made me want to punch my monitor.

Seems strange that this long time member got himself banned..........

:eek:

Skajwow
01-01-2012, 02:53 PM
I think you have to have atleast 10 posts to be able to rep... Or 20. I'm really not sure.

Tyvm, I was looking for this information.

gabrieldrs1
03-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Tyvm, I was looking for this information.

some...

Arouxayis
07-30-2012, 03:36 PM
i'm glad this post was up, helped me to figure out how it works, thank you