All members of the community receive a reputation score that help identify their importance within the community. The member reputation score affects scoring of content written by those members, but it also affects other behaviors within the community. For example, if a member with a high reputation score flags content as abusive the moderation system automatically forces that content into the moderation queue for review by a community manager. The member reputation system is controlled through an algorithm that can be adjusted by the community manager.
The users in the top 50% have their community reputation featured in their user profile or profile hover.