|I've noticed that we have a lot of members that are clraik rank. I think this needs to change, and we need more members getting into the ocK and even top cK ranks! A lot of members don't really know about rep or don't think to give it. Earning rep and getting to a higher rank in the site unlocks cool features not available to lower ranks.
Rep is basically an on-forum "currency" that grants you access to features. The higher the rank you are, the usually more well-respected/known/trusted you are. Keep in mind, there are other requirements to get into the higher ranks, but rep is the most difficult and required part of the criteria to get.
Taken from Bacchus' userbar/rank guide: (i'm 2 lazy to type it out myself)
100 reputation and either:
-30 Days registered
250 reputation and either:
-150 Days registered
1000 reputation and either:
-365 Days registered
-Be a wizard
How I get!?!?
There are many ways you can earn rep. Here are just some:
+ Answer other people's questions. This includes things such as homework questions, RL situation help, PCing, Neo-related stuff, and more.
+ Write guides. If you are knowledgeable about something, maybe consider writing a guide about it! You could also consider rewriting/updating an older guide on the site that isn't up-to-date or is non-applicable anymore. You could write a guide on virtually anything.
+ Offer a service. If you do something well, you might want to offer it as a service! This can include graphics-making, lending avatar items, homework help, middlemanning, PIN-cracking, and much more.
+ Posting thoughtful, engaging posts. Sometimes, members may receive rep for posts that may not be considered "helpful", but may contribute a lot to a thread or get members posting.
+ Host competitions. Hosting site competitions gets members involved in an activity and can be a lot of fun.
+ Make a video showcasing one of clraik's programs. You can earn 1-5 rep points here!
How I GIVE!?!?
If someone has been helpful to you or done something you feel deserves being repped, you can do so quite easily!
Go to the post which has been helpful to you. At the very bottom of their signature, you should see a star-looking thing:
Click on the star and this window should pop-up:
You can adjust how many points you'll give to that user using the "Points:" box. The max amount of points you can give per rep is shown in the brackets beside "Positive Reputation", in my case, it's 10. I believe the max amount non-staff can give is either 4 or 5. Your rep power increases 1 with for every 100 rep you have and every 1000 posts. There might be may be more, idr exactly.
Give rep APPROPRIATELY, don't give 5 rep points to someone for answering a really simple question of yours. Rep will be removed if it's found to be abused or used inappropriately.
Once you type in your reason, hit "Add to Reputation" and, voila, you've now given rep!!! go you
Please keep in mind that rep is NOT allowed to be sold or asked for. Likewise, if someone does a service of some sort for you, you cannot pay AND rep. It's one or the other.
What's in it for me?!?!
As you gain rep, you will eventually get into the ranks aforementioned. These ranks come with many perks:
+ Access to programs not available to people without VIP/lower ranks.
+ A cooler userbar.
+ Access to the ban list at official clraik!!
+ An official clraik+ subforum.
+ More PM storage.
+ Anddd more cool stuff!
There seems to be 10000s of guides to earning rep, so I'm not going too in-depth to all of the perks and ways to earn and give rep.
Start giving rep out to helpful people! Rank up!!
SPREAD THE LOVE! SPREAD THE REP!
thanks fam pce out