Heresy Online uses the standard vBulletin reputation system to reward good quality posts and also punish or deter people from posting negative, inflammatory or otherwise questionable ones.
The reputation system uses two main components which you should be familiar with.
Reputation Level and Reputation Power.
Reputation Level is the total number of Reputation points you accrue. It decreases and rises each time someone leaves you negative or positive reputation. You can check your Reputation Level in your User CP panel or by clicking the "Give Reputation" button on any of your own posts. The default reputaion level for new members is 1 point.
Reputation Power is the amount of reputation you influence another poster's Reputation Level whenever you give it. When you positively rep someone you give them an amount of Reputation Level equal to your Reputation Power. Negative Reputation hits are for only half of your Reputation Power.
A user's Reputation Power is shown in their posting profile as a number in parentheses.
Using your user CP you can check to see the last five reputation marks against you. Green marks are positive hits to your Reputation Level, Red marks are negative hits to your Rep. Level, and black/grey marks are neutral hits from members who have no ability to influence your Reputation Level, typically due to having no Reputation Power.
How to give reputation
At the top right of every post there is a small +rep symbol -
Clicking this will open a new page where you'll be able to apply a positive or negative reputation comment as pictured below.
- You must make 25 posts before your reputation hits count on others.
- You're permitted to make 15 reputation clicks per 24hr period.
- You have to give rep to 10 different users before repping the same user again.
Reputation power is calculated as follows.
- 90 days’ membership equates to +1 rep power
- 500 posts gives +1 power
- 100 Reputation points gives you +1 power
Reputation in Threads
You can see a users current reputation by looking below their avatar in threads.
The reputation on Heresy is displayed as a numerical figure, mousing over the small green box will display a quick interpretation of how much reputation a user has.
Please be aware that these interpretations are subject to change without notice.
Its a simple and fun way to reward members you feel have been contributing or helping the community.