Welcome to the RtD forums' repository of Frequently Asked Questions and lessons learned. We hope you have a pleasant stay aboard Citadel Station Roll to Disbelieve. Frequently Asked Questions We've not been around long enough for that many questions to be asked. Ask questions below and see your answers show up here if lots of people go "hey, now that you mention it, I've got that question too!" Reacting To Posts You may have noticed that in the bottom right hand corner of every post a little string of icons appear, allowing you to react to the post: things such as "Like," "Dislike," "Agree," "Optimistic," and so forth. These are tied into the user reputation system, which rates users based on the reactions their posts get. Here's my (current as of 19 July) reputation; the bar at the bottom is actually a graph, so there's a sliver of neutral grey that's almost impossible to see: User reputation doesn't have any mechanical effect; no one is going to get autobanned if their reputation is 95% negative. Anyone who bothers looking at the profiles may start making judgments, though, so it's worth knowing what we're actually doing when we're reacting to posts. The reaction icons are your judgment of the content qua a reflection of the user, not qua the content itself. These may not map intuitively, so here's what each reaction does to someone's reputation, found scientifically by me kicking around @RtD Bot and seeing what happens. "Positive" reactions that improve user reputation: Like Dislike (therefore, you are showing sympathy towards the user while disliking the content) Agree Funny Winner Informative Feels Useful Creative "Neutral" reactions that just add grey to the graph: Disagree (therefore a bit harsher than "dislike") Optimistic (so consider it as "that's a bit optimistic" rather than "I like your cheery attitude!") "Negative" reactions that damage user reputation: Old Bad Spelling Dumb Again, negative and neutral reactions do not have a mechanical effect on users, but it can have an effect on social reputation. React wisely!