After many years, I've finally enabled the Reputation function for our forum system.
Look at the little green dot right under my username. That's my reputation. Hover on it - that's the description of my reputation. You all have one (so long as you're a public poster).
In order to give someone reputation (positive or negative), you must be a TONMO Supporter (as such, you must now also be a Supporter to "like" a post). When you give someone Reputation (click the "star" icon below any post) you can choose to give anyone positive or negative reputation, along with a comment for the reason why. You can see your own reputation and comments by others on your member profile page. You can only give up to 5 reputation clicks per day, and you can't give reputation points to the same person more than once per day.
What are the reputation levels?
I'm open to input on this:
User sleeps with Cthulhu -999999 User is in Cthulhu's crosshairs -50 User has caught Cthulhu's attention -10 User is floating in the open water column 0 User is known as a merry little cuttlefish 10 User has a nice den shell collection 50 User squirts lovely plumes of ink 150 User is bioluminescent 250 User is a master of mimicry 500 User accurately predicts soccer matches 1000 User is a cephalopod's best friend 2000
What controls my reputation?
There are many factors. You get 5 points just for registering. When someone clicks to give you reputation (by clicking the sheriff badge icon), the more "powerful" they are (more on this below), the more weighty their judgement. So someone who is a highly "powerful" member giving you positive or negative rep means a lot more to you than a more junior Supporter doing the same.
You also get positive reputation when someone "likes" your post.
Your "power" is also determined by many factors, including number of days you've been registered on TONMO, number of posts, and your own reputation.
In addition to being a Supporter, you must have at least 5 posts and 10 reputation points in order to give anyone else reputation.