What is points?
You are awarded points when other members Praise your post. You are deducted points when other members Dislike your post.
Your number of points determine your Rank in the forum.
What is Praise and Dislike?
When you find a post useful, you should Praise it. This will increase the points of the poster. With more points, his rank will increase
The inverse is true for the Dislike function. If you find a post offensive, useless, off topic, etc, you should Dislike it. This will decrease the points of the poster. If the poster ends up with negative points, his account may be suspended or fall under moderation.
How do I praise or dislike a post?
The 2 buttons are available on each and every post. Once you click the Praise of Dislike button, you will be prompted for
1) the number of points to award/deduct
2) whether to leave your usename (optional)
3) reason for the action (optional)
Only the poster can see this information.
What is Power?
The Power is the number of points you have left to award or deduct other members. It replenishes every 24 hours. The higher your rank, the more Power you have per day.
See below table for the relationship between rank, points and Power.
What is the limitation on the Praise/Dislike function?
Each Praise/Dislike action has a maximum limit of 5 points to award or deduct. There is a Point spread figure. If your Point spread is 20 meaning that after giving points to user X, you have to give points to 19 other members before you can give points to user X again. As your rank increases, your point spread is reduced.
Clutched - 3rd Gear = 20 Point spread
3rd Gear - 5th Gear = 15 Point spread
6th Gear - 2Fast2Furious = 10 Point spread
Does number of posts affect rank?
The ranking system used to be based on your number of posts. But we have scraped that, and rank is based solely on points.
My points is zero? Can I praise or dislike?
No, you can only start to praise or dislike when you have 25 points
What if my points is negative?
When your points is negative, you can’t praise or dislike and your account will fall under moderation.
- If you have more than 5 posts and -150 points, all new threads that you start will be hidden until they are approved by moderators.
- If you have 5 posts or less and – 25 points, all of your existing threads will be hidden and all new threads that you start will be hidden until they are approved by moderators.