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2.11. Reputation system

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2.11. Reputation system

The reputation system is a system to assess users of the community. You don't assess the user him/herself but rather his contributions to the community. (e.g. posts, guestbook entries, pictures) In this way you can express how useful or helpful contributions of the rated user are. Each user earns his reputation in the community through the reputation system.

2.11.1. What is 'reputation'?

The reputation is a measurement for your standing in the community. When other users award reputation to you, you receive reputation-points depending on the reputation-modifier (q.v.: "What is the reputation-modifier?"), if rated positive or...

2.11.2. What is the reputation modifier?

The reputation modifier is a value, which calculation is subject to various factors. Reputation modifiers affect the reputation you receive by ratings, as the value will be added or deducted from your reputation when you get rated. Initially your...

2.11.3. Requirements and Ratings

In General, each user can rate each other. To prevent abuse there are some requirements before a user can award reputation: You are not allowed to rate the contribution (e.g. post, picture) for multiple times. You need at least 10 activity points....

2.11.4. Ranks

Depending on your reputation you will achieve a reputation-rank. A small icon states your current rank, which will be shown as the usual rank graphics (e.g. in the message sidebar). There are the following ranks possible to achieve:...

2.11.5. Rules, abuse and privacy

Please be fair when awarding reputation. The whole purpose of this system is to assess the quality and content of contributions to the community and honor them. Please don't award negative reputation just as a "revenge" for previous reputation...

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