Another thread meant for newbie use and benefit, here and not in admin stuff, where it would be harder to find, and more quickly buried. Also, one can't look for a post if one doesn't know it exists, and wading through whacks of stuff to find what something sucks.
Curiouskid asked some important questions: but as she implied she was nervous about asking them I say to all newbies,
Feel free to ask anything about the site; and PLEASE DO NOT APOLOGISE for asking such questions. It is my pleasure to answer them. It is the staff's job to do so, after you've tried the asked the members on the forums and waited a day for responses
"What IS the rep system, what are its mechanics? Curiouskid cried" - to which Lukie and I replied:
Curiouskid then said, that while the MECHANICS of the rep system are now clear, she wanted to know what it DOES.
Curiouskid saidTo which I replied:Sorry for asking so many questions.