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    Thanks and Rep Power

    Looking at people's Thanks/Thanked/Rep Power numbers, it would appear that you earn more rep by thanking people than you do by getting thanked. Isn't that a little backwards? Surely one's rep should depend on how many people they have helped out, not the other way around?

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    I think you get more rep power depending on who thanks you, i.e. a member with more rep power thanking you is better than somebody with less rep power. If that makes sense.

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    and here is another thread discussing it: Rep Power?

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    Rep power ( the number ) and Reputation (green boxes) are different.

    Rep power is based on number of posts + reputation and is the value you can give other members. Reputation is the value based on reputaion left for you by other members / your posts that have been thanked by members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Rep power ( the number ) and Reputation (green boxes) are different.
    True, but what is confuses me is that I have been thanked more times than you, for example, yet have a lower score in both rep power and green boxes.

    Lee's answer makes sense though...

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    Thanks = People you have thanked

    Thanked = People Who have thanked you

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    Nick, I think this is because reputation can be added by clicking on the scales symbol bottom left of a post. This is different to thanks. It gives (for positive rep) or takes away (for negative rep) the person who made the post additional reputation points based on the rep power who is leaving reputation. (and doesn't show as Thanks?)

    Perhaps different words need to be used for rep poer and reputation to make it easier to distinguish between them?

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    Basically when you get thanked you get 5 rep points (NOT rep power) as its a fixed value.
    When you give reputation though its based on your rep power so if someone with high rep power gives you rep you can get a nice boost (beg Geoff for example )
    The thanks system can only be fixed values in its current form but the big benefit with thanks is you can get thanks from the same person in 2 different thread where as giving rep is limited.
    You can only give rep to the same person again once you have given out rep to X amount of people first aka spread the rep. Thanks can be given once per thread though.

    Understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Thanks = People you have thanked

    Thanked = People Who have thanked you
    Oh yeah. D'oh!!
    That makes more sense in that case :-)

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    Clear as mud.

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    ZH - any way of seeing who has added/removed rep from me? I know I can see the posts in which I was thanked, which is useful. Another nice feature might be to get notified when you are given rep/thanks.

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    I once got bad rep... can you believe it... ME?!?!

    you check by clicking on your avatar at the top and then scroll to the bottom of that page.

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    In your user CP, there is a box that shows your rep gains/losses under the thread subscriptions box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    In your user CP, there is a box that shows your rep gains/losses under the thread subscriptions box.
    Ah, okay; I thought that was just thanked posts as that was all that was listed in mine. I do now see the rep power in there too, now that some kind soul has given me some. Can't see who, though, which is odd...

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    Ha I never knew that the scales were there!

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