Votes and experts
Vote up and down
Votes enable users to indicate whether they found a question or answer helpful, and to build user reputation.
Up vote useful questions and answers, down vote the ones that are not helpful.
Earn points by contributing to your Q&A community:
- 15 points when your answer is accepted
- 10 points each time your question or answer is upvoted
- -2 points each time your question or answer is down voted.
You're not awarded points for answering or up voting your own questions!
Become an expert
Users can track their reputation on the Experts leader board. This is a great way to motivate users to answer questions and build a great community.
The leader board recognizes the top experts for the current week, and the top experts of all time. There's also a leader board for each topic, to recognize experts in specific fields.
Topics that a user has expertise in are listed in their user profile. You can also see how their reputation has grown over time as a chart in the reputation tab.
Use experts to help curate your community
If reputation based permissions is enabled experts can earn the right to perform some administrative tasks such as converting an answer to a comment or changing the topic of a question.