Posted Dec-22-2016 7:33 AM
Since I introduced an up-voting system (suggested as a neat feature by Svanya) many members have taken a liking to it - up-voting posts they enjoy. Each time a memeber up-votes another member's posts, whether they be forum topics or front page editorials, the author receives one rep point. Members can not up-vote the same post more than once and authors can not give themselves Rep points by up-voting their own posts. Basically, it is a means of showing how the community values one another and their work.
Another neat feature which I discussed with our co-admin Gavin was a game-style leaderboard, where members would be ranked within the community. Since the up-voting system has had time to kick in and populate, I've launched the Member Leaderboards page - which displays the Top 50 members based on REP value.
Now, of course older posts can be up-voted but before the up-voting system was in place, none of these members gained rep. Rep will require new up-votes, but as admin I can appoint additional Rep points to veterans who have contributed to the community over the past 5 years.
If you want to see where you rank, check out the Leaderboards page! If you're a veteran member and wish to have your Rep reimbursed to improve your community rank, simply PM me. I know who all our regulars and veterans are and will be happy to boost your Rep.
As always, feedback is welcome!