How do the reputation points work

Reputation points are a reward system that helps keep our site humming. Rep points help to distinguish great reviews from good reviews and even worse reviews. We need profile submitters and reviewers to vote on recommendations to :


  1.  Ensure that the profile submitter is getting good, reasonable recommendations
  2.  Reward good reviewers for their effort, and correct bad reviewers for posting harmful or otherwise incorrect recommendations
  3.  Set a good example for new reviewers, on what a good recommendation looks like

High rep reviewers get promoted to moderators, to help keep the site content clean and on-message. The following actions provide the respective amount of points (to the author of the content):

  • Voting up a recommendation  +5 points to the author, +1 point to the voter
  • Voting down a recommendation -2 points to the author, -1 point to the voter
  • Selecting a profile recommendation as best +20 points

Conversely, reversal of any vote results in a reversal of the rep points assigned as a result of the earlier vote