Alright, well I figured there are a few of you out there that actually care about rep points, so I thought I'd give a quick list on ways to go red to green and how exactly the system works..
Your user reputation is presented by little green squares under your avater, just below your post count. Each square represents 100 points. Each time you crossover another 100 points to your total score, another green square will show up. To look at your total point score, who repped you, and any comments users that have repped you, have left, go to the menu at the top of the page and click on User CP.
In case your wondering, trying to cheat the system isn't easy. You can only receive rep points from users who have good rep, meaning don't try to get your friends to create an account and give you good rep. This is against the rules and WILL NOT COUNT. The more rep that someone has the more they hand out.
Ex. If a Mod or admin ( all moderators and admins automatically receive the most rep points simply for their position in this forum(wanted to note, I wrote this before becoming a mod, so I wasnt trying to float my own boat) ) reps you, you will receive a crap ton of rep points
. This works vise versa. If they neg. rep you, this will subtract a crap ton of points. This vs some average joe with one or two green squares of rep, posi. reps you, you will receive points but not as much. If you want to get a lot of points, either impress the BIG guys of the forum, or make a sh*t ton of little guys happy. Here is a link to how the points work:http://www.newtiburon.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=115764
or simply follow this chart
Either way you gotta earn it. Here's the list to get on the good side
1.) Posting relevant USEFUL, ON TOPIC, information in a thread. The more useful, the better. I can't stress this enough. NT is constantly being cluttered up with dumb posts and people flaming for those stupid posts ( I too am at fault for this sometimes ). If you want to please members, stay on topic and answer questions in a nice manner with the correct information. Plus, if done correctly, you can metaphorically slap someone in the face who posted faulty information, especially if you do it in a nice way
2.) Avoid dumb interweb fights. This is one of the number one ways to get yourself neg. reputation, if not also banned.
It's the internet. If your getting offended by what someone is saying
A. Report rude posts to a mod or admin
B. DO NOT post in retaliation. You are only fueling the fire.
C. Try to refrain from getting offended. It's the internet for God's sake.
3.) Post very funny, non-hurtful, pictures or jokes that will ensure a laugh or two for all members. It's nice to read a few funny stories or see funny pictures. Just make sure it's clean and isn't offensive.
4.) In relation to guideline #1, If a newb asks an over-asked, dumb question. Simply post a kind remark on letting them know they need to search before they post, and if they do not know how how, there is a very helpful guide in the newbie section thanks to Takahashi240. While at it, you might as well answer the question the newb asked, just to be nice.
5.) DO NOT post threads
A.) with over-asked questions
B.) pointless statements
C.) without searching first
D.) In the wrong section
E.) With rude or vulgar attitudes toward another member
F.) DO NOT post ideas that are irrational, senseless, or pointless, unless you are talking in a hypothetical sense. NT members hate things that are not realistic.
Doing any of these will also ensure negative reputation.
6.) If you are creative and know how to create cool pictures, offer to make free signatures for people who want them. This is an excellent way of getting positive rep. It lets other members know you kind enough to put your time and effort into something for them.
7.) Making useful DIY guides. Creating guides that are creative and full of pictures and info are also an excellent way to receive posi rep.
8.) Make sure you know what your talking about in your thread and that you express it in a smart way. aka with correct grammar and factual statements.
So there you go. Many of you may say rep doesn't matter, and to an extent, you are correct, but having good reputation on this forum will benefit you. Reputation can come into play when selling or buying items. If you have good rep, members will see you as more trustworthy and feel more comfortable to do business with you.
Well there you guys go. Read it and keep it in mind. Hope this helps anyone who is wondering.
P.S. thank you all for the revision of this post