About the User Reputation System It is surprising to note that most members of this forum are not effectively using the User Reputation System! The User Reputation System is a great tool for showing your appreciation to a member of this forum by praising or acknowledging their thread or post. As human beings we all respond positively to praise/appreciation in a way that it brings out the very best in us. So if you read a post or thread which you appreciate then please express your appreciation by clicking on the weighing scale next to the post number. Please remember to do this for every good post or thread you read every day. As Ralph Marston once said: If you truly appreciate a good thing you'll get more of it! Alternatively the User Reputation System can also be used to criticize a member. If you feel that a member has made a post or started a thread against the spirit of the forum then please feel free to criticize him/her using the "User Reputation System". Since the User Reputation System does not reveal the identity of the member rating a thread or post I think it is a great tool to control the quality of a posts or threads in the forum. With the User Reputation System, members can collectively work together to enhance/improve all discussions made in this forum. Please note that members cannot see who left the ratings on their posts/threads. You can view a members reputation on the upper right hand side (under number of posts) of every post he/she makes! Reputation levels User is infamous around these parts: -999999 User can only hope to improve: -50 User has a little shameless behaviour in the past: -10 User is an unknown quantity at this point: 0 User is on a distinguished road: 10 User will become famous soon enough: 50 User has a spectacular aura about: 150 User is a jewel in the rough: 250 User is just really nice: 350 User is a glorious beacon of light: 450 User is a name known to all: 550 User is a splendid one to behold: 650 User has much to be proud of: 1000 User has a brilliant future: 1500 User has a reputation beyond repute: 2000 If you feel that a member's post/thread has violated the Forum Rules then you can immediately bring it to my notice by clicking on the "Report Post" icon (visible on the upper right hand side of the members post) for my necessary action. You can read more about the User reputation System here. You can read more on How to report a post that has violated the forum rules here.