What is reputation?
Your reputation score is the sum of collected votes that illustrates the dynamically changing feedback from your more recent engagements based on up/down votes received from the rest of the Snapzu community.
A good way to visualize reputation is to imagine a literal pool that holds a limited amount of up and down votes instead of water. As time passes incoming votes will replace (spill out) the oldest votes and thus change the ratio within the pool. Your reputation score is the number of up votes vs the number of down votes currently in that pool which changes daily.
Because reputation needs to be contextual, it cannot be a forever increasing number where the user with the most reputation has the highest score, this wouldn't really be considered reputation as there is no benchmark to compare it to and would be useless in the context of what reputation should represent.
Because reputation is calculated from a ratio (up vs down votes) and then converted into a number represented by a percentage it can never truly reach 100%. In addition, as Snapzu's community grows, the benchmark score (currently 99%) will decrease as the number of users and their general approach to down voting increases.
This means that a peak reputation today will not be attainable a few months down the road. Don't panic however, this is all relative to the benchmark score which is dictated by the ever changing landscape of the Snapzu community!
You can locate your reputation score in a yellow circle when mousing over your own avatar (in place of the green circle showing your level). You can also view other member's reputation scores in the same manner.
How exactly is reputation calculated?
Your reputation score is calculated using an algorithm that keeps track of other user's up and down votes on content and comments posted by you.
How often is my reputation updated?
Your reputation score is updated once per day, after all votes are tallied for that particular day.
Is reputation a lifetime calculation?
Your reputation score is not a lifetime calculation, and can be increased (or decreased) drastically over short periods of time. Up to approximately 2% can be changed in a single day, however the amount is usually much lower.
Can other users see my Reputation History?
No, other users can not see the history of your reputation score.
Why did my account start at 65% reputation?
65% is a practical number that we've decided on that seems fair to new members. To keep it at least at that number, you would have to receive 2 up votes for every 1 down vote.
How do I increase my reputation?
Because your reputation score is dependant on other user's votes of your social activity, the best way to increase your reputation is to ensure that you post things that people will up vote and not down vote. This includes creating high quality snaps and placing them into the correct tribes. When commenting, avoid simple comments that don't add to the discussion, such as “LOL” or “haha”, and try to focus on posting insightful comments that add to the discussion.
What is a good reputation score?
A reputation score above 85% is considered a very good reputation score, showcasing members that share content of the utmost quality. It is however important to note that as Snapzu's member base grows, the average reputation score may drop slightly as the number of up votes vs down votes may change. This is normal and should be expected.
What happens if my reputation drops below 50%?
If your reputation drops below 50% you will be given a warning, and any further drops may result in your account being temporarily unable to post comments or snaps. Unwanted activity such as spamming and trolling is a guaranteed route to a sub-par reputation score.
If you have any additional questions you feel need to be answered in this FAQ, please post in the below comments section. We are constantly looking to update this section!