Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

#1
I have been apart of Royal Road for about 5 or more years now and my level is 11 (I take lots of breaks from the site that's why its not higher) and my reputation has just reached level 12 today and I received a blue version of this https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FCXMiO05.jpg while I have seen people who have a reputation of 3 have https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FNt7urgD.jpg and another who had a reputation of 5 have this one https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FKrZNkmm.jpg so can some one explain to me how it is that I have a higher reputation level but I am flaunting a lower reputation gem? 

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

#2
Reputation is literally something other users give to you.  Each user has a certain amount of reputation they can give to others every day.  Note at the bottom of my post it says +Rep?  Click that, enter the amount of reputation you want to give me, enter a comment telling me why you gave it then press ok.  That's how reputation works.  

The best way to get it is by going around new fictions and telling people "great chapter" as new authors who are incredibly grateful will dump rep points on them.  

In other words, it doesn't mean much.  

You can see what you gained reputation for by clicking the link under your avatar that says "Reputation : 100"

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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DarkD Wrote: Reputation is literally something other users give to you.  Each user has a certain amount of reputation they can give to others every day.  Note at the bottom of my post it says +Rep?  Click that, enter the amount of reputation you want to give me, enter a comment telling me why you gave it then press ok.  That's how reputation works.  

The best way to get it is by going around new fictions and telling people "great chapter" as new authors who are incredibly grateful will dump rep points on them.  

In other words, it doesn't mean much.  

You can see what you gained reputation for by clicking the link under your avatar that says "Reputation : 100"

I understand how to get reputation point and how to give them that was not my question. I was just confused as to why I had what is I am guessing the 2 level gem for reputation when I am level 12. Though just a couple minutes ago I think I figured the answer out myself. I believe that when they rolled in the new system for reputation I think I was already sitting around level 10 for reputation. So instead of dropping my reputation back to level 1 they just gave the me a colored version of the first level gem and now that I reached level 12 which would equate to level 2 if they had reverted my level I get the the second level gem. Anyways its not that I care what gem I have since I do know that it does not mean much on this site, its just that I was confused as to the reason. 

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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Jon Wrote: So instead of dropping my reputation back to level 1 they just gave the me a colored version of the first level gem and now that I reached level 12 which would equate to level 2 if they had reverted my level I get the the second level gem.


There are five styles of gem that you cycle through. You move into a new colour tier every five levels, so level 6 would be the level1 gem with the second tier colour. Blue is the third tier colour, so level 12 you get style 2 (mostly-visible gem with some stone on it) and colour 3 (blue).

 1:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray1.png  2:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray2.png  3:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray3.png  4:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray4.png 5:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray5.png

 6:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green1.png  7:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green2.png  8:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green3.png  9:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green4.png 10:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green5.png

11:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue1.png12:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue2.png13:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue3.png14:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue4.png15:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue5.png

And so on.

Personally, I like styles 2 and 4 the best, and I miss my purple jewel, but alas. Progress marches only onward.

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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Asviloka Wrote:
Jon Wrote: So instead of dropping my reputation back to level 1 they just gave the me a colored version of the first level gem and now that I reached level 12 which would equate to level 2 if they had reverted my level I get the the second level gem.


There are five styles of gem that you cycle through. You move into a new colour tier every five levels, so level 6 would be the level1 gem with the second tier colour. Blue is the third tier colour, so level 12 you get style 2 (mostly-visible gem with some stone on it) and colour 3 (blue).

 1:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray1.png  2:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray2.png  3:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray3.png  4:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray4.png 5:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fgray5.png

 6:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green1.png  7:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green2.png  8:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green3.png  9:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green4.png 10:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages...green5.png

11:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue1.png12:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue2.png13:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue3.png14:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue4.png15:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalroad.com%2FContent%2FImages%2FGems%2Fblue5.png

And so on.

Personally, I like styles 2 and 4 the best, and I miss my purple jewel, but alas. Progress marches only onward.

Thanks this cleared up all my confusion!

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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arashifufu Wrote: What I don't understand is why I can only +Rep a single point of reputation, but sometimes I get gifted multiple reputation points at once from a single person...?

Like if it's Minimum: 1 and Maximum: 1, why does that field even exist.



The Maximum amount of rep you can give to one post increases by 1 point every, I think 10 reputation levels. Plus, you can adjust the amount of rep given by choosing between maximum and minimum.

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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arashifufu Wrote: What I don't understand is why I can only +Rep a single point of reputation, but sometimes I get gifted multiple reputation points at once from a single person...?

Like if it's Minimum: 1 and Maximum: 1, why does that field even exist.

Because your own rep-level is too low. To be able to give max. 3 reps under posts you need to be at least rep-level 20. I think for max. 2 you need a level 11, but I am not sure.

The +rep you can give on comments under chapters is independent of your rep-level and is at max. 5.

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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Ariana Wrote:
arashifufu Wrote: What I don't understand is why I can only +Rep a single point of reputation, but sometimes I get gifted multiple reputation points at once from a single person...?

Like if it's Minimum: 1 and Maximum: 1, why does that field even exist.

Because your own rep-level is too low. To be able to give max. 3 reps under posts you need to be at least rep-level 20. I think for max. 2 you need a level 11, but I am not sure.

The +rep you can give on comments under chapters is independent of your rep-level and is at max. 5.

I am level 12 and can only give 1 rep so I think its higher for 2 rep

Edit: I just hit level 13 and still can only give 1 rep point

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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Sharing something I put in a comment of a chapter because someone asked (with some minor formatting changes for the forum):

Quote:1) Everyone can only ever give rep twice in a 24-hour period to any one person.
2) Rep levels determine how much times you can give rep in total within a 24-hour period (from rep level 21 onwards, otherwise your limit is 20).
3) Rep points (not levels) determine how much rep you can give at any one time:

Over 200 rep and you can give 2 rep
Over 500 rep and you can give 3 rep
Over 1,000 rep and you can give 4 rep
Over 5,000 rep and you can give 5 rep
Over 10,000 rep and you can give 6 rep
Source: Axolot kindly provided most of the information I used to list the rep points needed to give x amounts of rep. Occasionally you can find some quite useful information in the forums.

Point #3 seems most relevant to the current discussion. If you have any other questions, I will try to answer them. 


Also, I have heard that Point #2 is slightly different for authors who can give rep 30 times in a 24-hour period. Not 100% sure about this, but leaving it out there in case this semi-confirmed information is useful/interesting to anyone.

Re: Supper confused when it comes to reputation on this site

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msng Wrote: Sharing something I put in a comment of a chapter because someone asked (with some minor formatting changes for the forum):

Quote:1) Everyone can only ever give rep twice in a 24-hour period to any one person.
2) Rep levels determine how much times you can give rep in total within a 24-hour period (from rep level 21 onwards, otherwise your limit is 20).
3) Rep points (not levels) determine how much rep you can give at any one time:

Over 200 rep and you can give 2 rep
Over 500 rep and you can give 3 rep
Over 1,000 rep and you can give 4 rep
Over 5,000 rep and you can give 5 rep
Over 10,000 rep and you can give 6 rep
Source: Axolot kindly provided most of the information I used to list the rep points needed to give x amounts of rep. Occasionally you can find some quite useful information in the forums.

Point #3 seems most relevant to the current discussion. If you have any other questions, I will try to answer them. 


Also, I have heard that Point #2 is slightly different for authors who can give rep 30 times in a 24-hour period. Not 100% sure about this, but leaving it out there in case this semi-confirmed information is useful/interesting to anyone.

Thanks that helps out a lot!