Trossen Robotics Community FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

What is the User reputation system?

The reputation system has two distinct ratings: Reputation Score and Reputation Power.

Reputation Score is an attribute of each member that indicates the quality of the member's posts as rated by other active members. A member's Reputation Score increases when other members who have reputation power approve posts by that member by clicking on the "Rate this Post" link in the upper right hand corner of the post. A member's reputation score can be seen by the number of small green squares in the upper right hand corner of any posts by that member. Comments given to a member can be viewed by that member in his or her profile.

Reputation Power is the amount by which a member can affect another member's Reputation Score. Reputation Power takes into account length of membership, number of posts, and Reputation Score. A member's Reputation Power can be seen in the upper right hand corner of any post by that member.

The green, blue, and red squares in the Latest Reputation Received table on the My Profile page denote the effect of the comment on your Reputation Score. If the rater approved the post, and at the time of commenting had a positive Reputation Power, the square will be green. If the rater had no Reputation Power the square will be blue. And if the rater disapproved the post the square will be red.

How do I add to a member's reputation, ie. say "thanks"?

Adding to a user's reputation is easy and is a excellent way of letting them know that you really appreciate the thread/post that they've created without clogging up forums with "thank you" posts.

To add to any user's reputation, go to any thread and click on the circled icon in:

Don't forget to add to member's reputations!!

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