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