Moo, is there a way of determining how many +2s you have in the User CP section? I know I have at least one as the person that gave it to me wrote "well worth my +2", but it only shows as 1 rep in the list.

It should display as +X or -X if the score isn't a simple +1/-1.

This was bugged before, but should work now.

So neutral rep is actuality negative rep?

I got 28 total rep (counting all 3 colors) 21 positive, 3 negative and 4 neutral. At first I thought that neutral didn't matter and if that was the case I would be at like around .875 myself. With it I am at like .645 or so.

21/24 is indeed 0.875.

But... that isn't how rep is calculated.

You have 22 +rep, rather than the 21 you mention.

More importantly, the 'X' in the "X / Y" is

**not** your positive rep.

It is your positive rep

**minus** your negative rep.

In this case, X is 22 - 3, which works out to be 19.

19/24 = 0.791. So, just under the 0.8 requirement.

A single +rep, even a +1, will get you to 0.8, as adding one would make your case 20/25, which works out to be 0.8 exactly.

Good point, and I think it should be considered that neutral rep isn't always the choice of the poster. For example, I got a very positive comment from someone who was moderated, but apparently they aren't allowed to give + or - rep, so it shows up as neutral.

Again: neutral rep

**does not count** towards the ratio.

It never did. I designed the system to avoid this problem.

If you all want a simple formula on how to work out "how much positive I need"

this is assuming all negatives and positives are one, to keep things simple

Pos Rep needed = 9xNeg - Pos

as moo said, assuming you get nothing but positives and are all valued as 1. If more, you'll get there with less positives in theory.

Or, more simply... you need 9 positive rep for each negative one.

So, if you have one negative rep, you need 9 positive.

If you have to negative rep, you need 18 positive.

If you have three negative rep, you need 27 positive.

If you have four negative rep, you need 36 positive.

If you have five negative rep, you need 45 positive.

Etc.

Again, this assumes that you're getting +1s.

If, say, you had 3 negative reps, but 15 positive, you could use:

Twelve +1s (taking you to ((27 - 3)/30) = (23/30) = 0.8)

**Two** +2s (taking you to ((19-3)/20) = (16/20) = 0.8 )

Based on this formula, a +2 is roughly six times as powerful as a +1.

Perhaps I should reserve +2s for mods, or at least pay scorings +2 and higher, or -2 and lower, special attention when it comes to reviewing rep.