Ive been to a few forums before but the reputation thing is new to me.
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6/14/06 at 11:21am
Originally Posted by ledzepp14
Just a way to show people that you've been helping around, giving good information, and contributing to the forum. If other members like what you have to say.. then they can give you a positive rep. If not, then they can give you negative rep. There's also the Off Topic section where others just have fun with the rep system with the Rep Hitlist and Boosting threads. They rep each other to see how the different sayings, when you hover over your rep, change as you get higher reps. I never go to those threads, so maybe someone who does can give you more info on how each individual rep boosting threads work. Or you can visit OT and see for yourself.
Originally Posted by Cacinok
in the beginning, shaun, the programmer for nbf hacked the rep system and added different colors and labels to the rep levels. so the rep experiment thread was started just to boost each other up to the next level to see what the color would be and what the title would be. soon bastardized versions of the rep experiment thread were born *cough* the reppoint hitlist *cough* . those went by strict rules about exchanging rep and if you broke the rules you were out. other threads sprang up to exchange rep. for example, the dellies were constantly fueding w/ the alienware peeps so the dellies could repair their alienware damaged rep and vice versa. the rep threads, at least in ot, have become analogous to "Cheers" where you go and everybody knows your name. in other words just a hangout.
rep has hit the maximum limit, as was stated above and we can go no higher (something to do w/ 32 bit limit (?)).
now you know more than you ever wanted to about teh rep.
Originally Posted by Filippo
I wonder who gave DDDa that many reps and dangler, the thing about rep in these forums, is that you hit for about 0.5% of your total rep, and there is no cap in how much rep one can give. This is really hard for those starting out, you have 10 points right now. I have about 300 million. The top guys have reached the forum cap at about 2.1 billion. So after a while it's pretty insane