CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > Site News & Announcements

Tests of Reputation Settings on Discussion Forums

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   March 21, 2009, 06:21
Default Tests of Reputation Settings on Discussion Forums
pete's Avatar
Peter Jones
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 676
Rep Power: 10
pete is on a distinguished road
The new forum software has a system to keep track of user reputations. We are now testing different settings in this reputation system. Please help us to get this system going by giving users, who have written good and helpful posts, positive reputation. It is also currently possible to give negative reputation, but please be careful with this since other users might well do the same to you and if we see this being misused we will disable it.

What is reputation?

Reputation is a way of rating users depending on the quality of their posts. A users reputation icon is visible in posts.

Reputation may be positive , negative or neutral . Neutral reputation is only given when the person giving reputation does not meet the criteria to affect someone else's reputation.

How do I give reputation?

To give reputation, click on the reputation icon () in the relevant post. This will reveal a form to complete with the reputation type and the reason for giving the reputation. You may not give reputation for the same post twice.

How do I know what reputation I have received?

You can view the reputation that you have received in your User Panel (User Control Panel) where it is displayed at the bottom of the User Panel page. Here you will see the latest reputation that you have received and whether this is positive, negative or neutral. Your total reputation will be shown as series of reputation indicators in your posts and profile. The more positive your reputation, the more positive icons will be shown. The more negative your reputation the more negative icons will be shown.

How much reputation is given? What is reputation power?

The amount of reputation that each user will give (or take away if negative) is shown in the user's posts as 'Reputation Power'. The value of the reputation power is determined by the administrator settings in this forum and we are currently trying to find the best balance. Your reputation altering power is increased based on several factors, like number of own posts, own reputation, time registered, ....

What if I don't want anyone to see my reputation?

You can disable the display of your reputation by going to your User Panel and selecting Edit Options. On this page you will find a check box labelled 'Show Your Reputation Level'. Un-checking this box will remove the display of your reputation and replace it with the Reputation Disabled icon. You can still give and receive reputation while your reputation display is disabled.
pete is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guide: Getting Started with the CFD Online Discussion Forums pete Site Help, Feedback & Discussions 6 July 20, 2015 07:20
Close to Final Preview of New Discussion Forums Peter Main CFD Forum 9 February 26, 2009 09:34
Discussion forums on Theoretical FD? Nomad Main CFD Forum 4 March 16, 2004 13:58
Keyword Search of Discussion Forums Jonas Larsson Main CFD Forum 0 June 28, 2000 03:08
Forum News: Two new discussion forums launched! Jonas Larsson Main CFD Forum 2 November 25, 1999 17:31

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34.