|What is 'Reputation'?|
|The Reputation system on The Student Room enables members to give and receive reputation points for good posts, bad posts, or to thank a member for another reason. This can be done via two methods; personal reputation and post rating reputation.
This system has been developed after much discussion between the member base and the Community Team to incorporate the best aspects of two contrasting systems, making ours unique amongst internet forums.
|The intention of personal reputation is to thank or acknowledge a specific member for something they have done, rather than a post they may have made. You can only leave positive personal reputations.
You may also leave a comment when giving personal reputation.
To give personal reputation, you simply need to navigate to your chosen user's profile and select the 'Give Rep' icon.
You will then be presented with a comments box to leave your message.
|Post rating reputation|
|When browsing the forum, you will notice that you have the ability to give a 'thumbs up' or a 'thumbs down' to individual posts.
Once you have rated a post, your choice will be highlighted either in green, if you liked their post, or red, if you didn't.
Post ratings will give also indicate how many times a post has been rated by other members, for example:
|What are reputation levels?|
|Each user will have their own reputation level, based on the number of good and bad ratings and personal reputations they've received. Your reputation level determines how much your rep is worth when giving it to other members.
Your reputation level equals your reputation points value. For example, if you have a reputation level of 4, the amount of reputation points given to another member will be 4.
Those with a reputation level of 0 or less will have no reputation power to give to others.
|What are rep' gems?|
|Reputation gems are those shown on a postbit that show the level of reputation a user has. Each gem indicates a level. So for example, the user below has a reputation level of 4.
Subscribers are able to hide their reputation gems, should they wish.
Those with a negative reputation level are shown with red rep� gems
|Is there a limit to the number of reputations I can give?|
Personal Reputation: 1 per day
Post rating Reputation: 5 per day
Personal Reputation: 1 per day
Post rating Reputation: 10 per day
For more information about becoming a subscriber, click here.
|Where do I view my rep?|
|You are able to see the reputation you have received, as well as that which you have given under the 'My TSR' tab. These will be shown in Reputation received and Reputation given widgets. You can customise your widgets here.
Members are then able to see certain pieces of information, shown below:
Subscribers are shown the same information, as well as the numerical value and who gave the reputation, shown below:
|Does reputation stay with you forever?|
|Reputation will stay with members so long as they remain active. If a member has not logged in for over 100 days, their reputation will start to decrease.
Once a user has not logged in after 100 days, their reputation points will multiply by 0.98 each day giving a gradual decrease should the user not log in.
This is to ensure that only active members can hold high reputations.