Reputation

TerrorFox1234 Created Sep 12 2016 - Updated Dec 7 2016 Mod picker

Reputation is a representation of a user's standing and influence in the community. It's meant to be a guide for trust to encourage users to trust experienced community members over inexperienced ones. Reputation is also used to control what actions are accessible to a user on Mod Picker.

Mod reputation

Mods on Mod Picker also have reputation. The reputation of a mod is computed from the average review rating and weighted (logistically) against the number of reviews submitted. The theoretical maximum reputation a single mod can have is 450.

Reputation sources

There are four major sources of reputation on Mod Picker, listed below:

Author reputation

Reputation is given to users based on the mods they have authored. The reputation you recieve for a given mod depends on your role. See the mod authors help page for more information.

  • Author: You recieve 50% to 100% of the reputation of the mod, depending on the number of other authors on it.
  • Contributor: You recieve 5% to 30% of the reputation of the mod, depending on the number of other contributors on it.
  • Curator: You recieve 5 reputation per mod you are curating. You can recieve a maximum of 100 reputation from curating mods.

Contribution reputation

Reputation is given to users based on their contributions. You recieve a flat amount of reputation is given to each user for each review, compatibility note, install order note, load order note, and correction you make. This reputation is weighted by how many other users mark it as helpful/not helpful.

  • Review: 2 reputation on creation. 0-4 reputation when weighted.
  • Compatibility Note: 2 reputation on creation. 0-4 reputation when weighted.
  • Install Order Note: 2 reputation on creation. 0-4 reputation when weighted.
  • Load Order Note: 2 reputation on creation. 0-4 reputation when weighted.
  • Correction: 1 reputation for each open correction. 3 reputation for each closed/passed correction.
  • Mod: 1 reputation for each submitted mod.
  • New Tag: 0.2 reputation for each new tag.
  • Tagged Mod/Mod List: 0.1 reputation for each adding a tag to a mod/mod list.

Site reputation

You recieve a small amount of reputation for your membership on Mod Picker and sites you have linked your Mod Picker account to. You can recieve a maximum of 50 reputation this way.

  • 3.65 reputation/year on Mod Picker
  • 1.825 reputation/year on Nexus Mods/Lover's Lab
  • 4 reputation/1000 posts on Nexus Mods/Lover's Lab
  • 1 reputation/10 submissions to the Steam Workshop
  • 5 reputation/1000 followers on the Steam Workshop

Given reputation

Users on Mod Picker with sufficient reputation can endorse other users on Mod Picker. Depending on a user's reputation they can endorse up to 5, 10, or 15 other users on Mod Picker. An endorsement is a statement that you trust a user and feel they know their stuff when it comes to modding. Users you have endorsed gain an amount of reputation equal to 5% of your reputation. Endorsing a user does not reduce your reputation.

Progression

Users are rewarded a title and may be given new permissions at different reputation milestones. Each game will have it's own set of titles. Here is the title list used for Skyrim:

  • Less than -40 reputation: Slaughterfish
  • -40 reputation: Skeever
  • -20 reputation: Mudcrab
  • -10 reputation: Draugr
  • 0 reputation: Prisoner
  • 10 reputation: Beggar
    • Can use a custom avatar
    • Can create help pages
  • 20 reputation: Milk Drinker
    • Can create new tags
    • Can make curator requests
  • 40 reputation: Rogue
    • Can create, discuss, and vote on corrections
  • 80 reputation: Bard
    • Can give reputation to up to 5 other users
    • Contributions are automatically approved
  • 160 reputation: Adventurer
    • Mods are automatically approved
  • 320 reputation: Thane
    • Can give reputation to up to 10 other users
    • Can update contributions made by inactive users
  • 640 reputation: Dragonborn
    • Can give reputation to up to 15 other users
  • 1280 reputation: Custom user title

Purpose

This reputation system is valuable because in large communities no one person knows everyone else. Reputation offers a way for users to get an idea, at a glance, of how much a user has contributed to the community and how much experience they have. This can help you and other users to evaluate the trustworthiness of contributions from different users on the platform.