Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.
Reputation is a way of praising someone for contributing to a community atmosphere and posting worthwhile posts and content.
Underneath each persons name when they post is a little icon that looks like scales . By clicking that you can give a user reputation points for that particular post. But there's some rules. You can't just go blindly handing out reputation unless you really think they deserve it. The term for giving reputation is called "repping" or "giving rep". Try it, I'm sure someones made a good post today and deserves credit!
This website has customized settings for reputation power, here's the basics.
Default reputation: all users start at 0
Register Date Factor: for every 360 days, user gains one point of rep factor
Post Count Factor: for every 1000 posts, user gains one point of rep factor
Rep Point Factor: for every 100 points of rep, user gains one point of rep factor
Min Post Count: user must have 30 posts before rep hits count on others
Min Rep Count: user must have 10 points of rep before rep hits count on others
Daily Rep Count: users can rep 10 times a day
Rep User Spread: you must rep 10 different users before repping the same user again
How do I search for something?
The simplest way to search is to use the global search bar at the top of every page. This will allow you to search all available content types. If you want to use a more advanced search, you can use the Advanced Search option.
Advanced Search Operators
There are various search operators that will work when you search (you can of course use multiple operators in a single query)...
ANDThe AND operator allows you to search for documents that must contain multiple keywords.
ORThe OR operator allows you to search for documents that contain at least one keyword.
NOTThe NOT operator allows you to search for documents that contain at least one keyword, not not others.
GroupGrouping allows you to group keywords together with various other operators.
PhraseWrapping keywords in quotes will allow you to search for literal phrases.
ProximityYou can specify a proximity search that tells the search engine that you only want documents if a keyword is within xx words of another keyword. In the example below, we only care about results that have the word "hello" within 10 words of the word "world".
QuorumQuorum matching is a bit of fuzzy logic with your search. In the example below, the query is asking for documents that have at least 2 of the 4 words contained in them.
Strict OrderIf you only want search results that contain documents with a certain word before another word, you can do so with the strict order operator.
Exact FormTo search for exact forms of keywords, you can do so with this operator.
Start & End OperatorsThe start and end operator allows you to find documents that start or end with something specific.