What are the Score & Reward Points showing beside user's posts?

APGvNext Sam
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2013/11/12 08:38:05 (permalink) Usage
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What are the Score & Reward Points showing beside user's posts?

The score system is tied to the rating of the posts. Your score increases / decreases when you get a thumbs up / down (+1 / -1) or a star rating (-2 to +2) for your posts from other members, and it affects the member title that shows below your name on the post page.
The reward points is something else: Reward points are gained when members join / sign in, and can be managed on the Registration / Login page in the AdminCP. You can also set different amount of reward points to gain for different User Groups.
It's important to understand that score (quality of posts) is in no way associated with reward points (participation).
Reward points allows you to post reward point threads by attaching a certain amount of points to your thread to reward the best answer you get. Reward point threads can be enabled by going to the forum management interface for each individual forum, and you'll find the setting under the Posting Permissions and Settings tab.
The reward point system is currently not a very elaborate system, which we'll be expanding in future versions.

How do I hide score and reward points on the post page?

Some people may find it insulting to have negative scores beside their name, and you can hide the display of score if you get complaints from users by going to AdminCP -> Basic Configuration -> Posts, List View & Search and check the Don't display score beside posts box.
There is currently no AdminCP display switch for reward points. You can however hide it easily by going to the template:
~/App_Templates/BaseTemplate (or your template name)/MessageDisplay/ItemTemplate.ascx
and remove this line:
<li><%#langString("profAvailableRewardDesc")%> : <%# MDto.AuthorRewardPoints%></li>


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    Lenny Nero
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    Re: What are the Score & Reward Points showing beside user's posts? 2016/09/29 16:19:50 (permalink)
    Hello Sam, been using this rating system for a while now, everyone's happy to accumulate "pluses", but many get nervous or offended by the "minuses". 
    Could you point out a js or other file that needs to be modified to remove/disable the negative rating, keeping the ability to use the "thumb up"? 
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