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FAQ : Reputation

Reputation is a number which indicates the familiarity of the user with the website and the expertise on the topics discussed. Your reputation is increased or decreased as per the following criteria

When one of your questions is published in the site:+4
When one of your answers is published in the site:+8
When one of your comments is published in the site:+2
When one of your questions is voted up (marked as useful):+4
When one of your answers is voted up (marked as useful):+8
When one of your comments is voted up (marked as useful):+2
When one of your questions is voted down (marked as not useful):-2
When one of your answers is voted down (marked as not useful):-4
When one of your comments is voted down (marked as not useful):-1

If a user reverses a vote, respective reputation changes will also be reversed. All users are given a reputation of 10 initially and the reputation will not fall below this level. You cannot vote up/down your own post.