Topic: New Feature: Reputation/Karma points
Like eBay. Like other message boards. Like life. You can get praise, you can get criticism. But, by making a game out of it, just like post counts and stars, your incentive is to raise your reputation up.
You can + and - others for any reason, but when you give them praise/smite, you and everyone else knows it's you plus you have to give a reason. If you give a point to someone (1 per person limit), they might return the favor as you post replies or start new topics.
You can also turn off the feature, so no one can rate you, but you can't rate others if you do so. (To do so, click "Profile" at the top, then click "Display" on the left, and note the new form at the bottom, "Display of reputation.")
Want to see what I'm talking about? I just gave props to "draco fett" for his topic on Boba Fett's theme music:
We'll display who's got the highest reputation, plus who gives the most praise/smite.
Let the ratings begin. Be generous, be fair and be good. Enjoy.
And, as usual, please add feedback below. If it's good, let us know. If we've crossed the line, let us know, too.