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    Does anyone know what the little green/yellow etc tic tacs actually relate to under the names?

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    And while I'm here is there any way to see what posts you were thanked in or rep given (without trolling through all your posts) so I can see what kind of thing people find useful?

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    Well the 'tic tacs' relate to how much rep and thanks you have received. So depending on the user it reflects how many helpful they are at helping people with problems, or how many amusing videos of cats playing piano they have posted. So what it actually means is open to interpretation

    You can only see the last few posts you have received rep for by clicking 'settings' at the top right of the full website and scrolling down. You can't see this in mobile app.

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    Sparkeh's explanation is as good as any. There is a formula behind the scenes that works out a combination of your rep(thanks) received, the rep you give out and the length of time that you have been posting. Only ZeroHour knows what it is and he doesn't tell

    You can see the last 6 lots of rep that you have received on the browser version of edugeek by clicking on settings and scrolling down.

    You can only give thanks in the mobile app; in the browser version you can also add to a user's reputation. The points counting towards your 'tictacs' could increase dramatically if this is given as you get more depending on the rep of the person who has given it to you.

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    What about the stars above them - or more specifically the colours of them - I notice some are grey and some are bronze or copper colour
    I know that when you get to certain rep levels, the 'tic-tacs' disappear and a star appears.. - just not sure about the colours..

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    The tictacs go through green, bright green and gold and then when you have the maximum number of those they are replaced with a single bronze star. The counter starts on the tictacs again until you earn another star. A full set of bronze stars and a full set of tictacs make a silver... what happens when you get a full set of gold stars, I don't know.
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    Ah that explains a lot

    Is it 3 Bronze = 1 Silver, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Ah that explains a lot

    Is it 3 Bronze = 1 Silver, etc?
    That's it

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    There used to be red, too, for those who had received more negative than positive feedback (i.e. trolls), but there was lots of petty squabbling whenever negative rep was left and it made partaking in any of the "big 2" topics (religion & politics) an almost guaranteed way to lose some rep. [I dare say I fell in to some of those squabbles, for shame!]

    It's better now that only positive rep can be given and sanctions are left to the mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Ah that explains a lot

    Is it 3 Bronze = 1 Silver, etc?
    Is it not 4 Bronze = 1 Silver, as you have 3 bronze and 2/3 showing.

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    Hmmm sure about that? I was able to give a few red dots out after the supposed neg rep wipe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Hmmm sure about that? I was able to give a few red dots out after the supposed neg rep wipe...
    How? I can't see any way of giving negative rep any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    There is a formula behind the scenes that works out a combination of your rep(thanks) received, the rep you give out and the length of time that you have been posting. Only ZeroHour knows what it is and he doesn't tell
    Interesting I didn't know that all those things were taken into account.
    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    what happens when you get a full set of gold stars, I don't know.
    I heard a rumour that you ascend to EduDemiGodhood, though that apparently that involves fanning @Dos_Box with Palm Leaves and peeling grapes for him.

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    About the forum-negrep.png

    (Don't worry I didn't press enter). :P

    Maybe @ZeroHour needs to confirm if something is up here and I am not supposed to have neg-rep super-powers for evil injustice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
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    (Don't worry I didn't press enter). :P

    Maybe @ZeroHour needs to confirm if something is up here and I am not supposed to have neg-rep super-powers for evil injustice...
    Yeah...I don't get that option :S

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    Hmmm might be because I am a news poster (who just ran out of stories to post on the front page!) and in a separate user group. Either way I shouldn't use it because I'm now number one suspect for any red dots that pop up.

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