Originally Posted by setishock
It's not a ranking system but rep system. You make a post or thread that people like or find useful they add to your rep and leave a comment only you can see. On the flip side if they find something you post to rub them the wrong way you may get a negitive rep. It's all BS if ya ask me. Don't sweat it.
The rep system is flawed in this forum. You're often awarded rep for doing cool things or taking an extreme side alongside another member in a discussion. People rarely use it exclusively for tech knowledge. In a way, it's like a popularity contest. As said above, don't worry about it. Once you're here long enough you know which members really know their stuff and which don't.