Posted by Andrew Burnett-Thompson on 06 July 2022 10:11 PM
We had a little bit of a spam problem recently on the SciChart Forums, so we’ve enabled a reputational based system for posting questions, answers and comments. This article talks about the changes and what permissions you will have and how you can earn better permissions through earning rep!
The Rep Scheme on SciChart Forums
Similar to StackOverflow, by asking questions which get voted up, answering questions which get voted up or accepted, or accepting answers, you can earn reputation. Below is a table of the actions you can take and what rep you can earn.
What Reputation do you need to post / answer or comment?
Actions everyone can do with zero rep
Everyone starts off with zero rep but you can quickly earn rep allowing you more permissions. Here’s what you can do with zero rep:
Note that if a question or answer is marked as spam you will quickly get -100 rep and it will be a while before you can post again.
Actions that require earning rep
Some actions will require you to earn rep before you can carry them out. These include:
When your questions (posts) or answers require moderation
As a completely new user to the SciChart forums, you will still be able to post questions & answers, but they will require moderation.
An email will be sent to our team who will approve a question or answer as soon as possible. If the question is well formatted and valuable they will also vote it up! This will start you on the journey to unlocking privileges by earning rep.
How to Earn Rep quickly to unlock privileges!
To earn rep quickly all you have to do is ask a few good questions, our moderators will vote up the questions giving you +5 rep per question asked.
If you answer a question and this is voted up and accepted as answer, you will earn +10 and +25 respectively.
Lastly, if you do have +15 or more rep you can vote up other people’s questions or answers in order to encourage the community.
Thanks and happy forum posting!