Many updates have been done on the forum lately, including new Forums, Bug Fixing, New Statistics, Points Donations and other stuff I don't want to bother you with.
But I took my time to post this latest update I made today and to explain how it works.
As you've all probably noticed by now, in all forum posts and topics (under the Avatar), there is a Reputation category and a Points category.
TUTORIAL FOR DUMMIES.
1. When a new Post is created on the forum, each member can choose (if they want) to Vote "Positive" or "Negative" the respective Post.
As you can see, the Red Arrow on the Picture shows that you can either vote Positive "Green +" or Negative "Yellow -"
2. If you place your mouse over the +, it will turn blue.
3. If the button is pressed, the Member who Posted will receive +1 Reputation and +1 Points, which will help the Member earn special rewards on the forum later on. The + and - will disappear and a green bar (for Positive) will grow.
4. On the other side, if you hold your mouse over the -, it will turn violet.
5. If the - is pressed, the Member who Posted will receive a -1 penalty on Reputation and Points. The + and - will disappear and a red bar (for Negative) will grow.
This system is not to be abused. It is not a race, therefore it is not recommended to Vote Negative on all Posts to make other Members go down, or Vote Positive on all Posts to make other Members go up.
A member can vote how many times he wants, but the Vote must be honest every single time.
Enjoy the update.