Originally Posted by Rodville
If somebody likes your post or helpd him out what you wrote to him, he can compansate you wiyh reputation points. The total amount is shown in the "User CP" menu on the menubar. But watch out...If you piis someone off he might neg rep point you and if you reach a to much neg level you can be banned. Also the red, green, pink dots show your rep situation! As many rep points and post you have the more yuor rep will worth.
...oh you rep starts the worth something only after 100 posts.\, and you have only 10/day.
More details on the "toshiba rep thread".