The little green boxes are 'rep' points. Rep is given by other members when they click on the scales icon below your avatar in a post, usually to say thanks for help or for a hot deal. Each time you are repped you are awarded some points, the number depends on the reputation of the person giving you the rep. You get a new green box each time you pass a certain 'rep score' (think its 100 per box for the first 5 then 150 per box or something like that...). You can see your rep score and messages on the ]User CP page.

There are loads of other threads on reputation, including ]here where this will no doubt be merged!

You could always bookmark the feedback page I guess - the site is supposed to be getting an upgrade soon (think its meant to be may 2007 :)) and the feedback system may well be one of the things being improved.


surely theres a link somewhere else, should be one on a persons profile … surely theres a link somewhere else, should be one on a persons profile if you view it but i cant find it.

That would be a good idea, I've seen that implemented on other forums

][SIZE=4]Reputation – What is it? (the little green bar)[/SIZE]– Described by duckmagicuk2


You click on the http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/reputation.gif button underneath somebodies username if you find their post helpful. You are encouraged to spread it around as much as you like. When you click on the button you can leave positive rep (for helpful deals and things which have helped)

You can also leave a comment. Reputation is anonymous, however the recipient of the reputation will be able to see the comment and which post was made.

You can view your reputation points and comments people have left for you >>][COLOR=blue]HERE[/COLOR]10[/COLOR] comments are available for view, and the points are in the top right of the page.

What the different coloured boxes mean:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/reputation/reputation_pos.gif Green lights in your rep mean that you have received positive reputation from someone with a positive reputation score. This will have increased your points.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/reputation/reputation_balance.gif Grey lights are also positive rep, but have been given by someone with no reputation, and therefore does not have the ability to affect your reputation score. This will have had no effect on your points.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/reputation/reputation_neg.gif Red box, this was a negative reputation, meaning someone reduced your points. However, we have now removed the power to negative rep from the forum, so you shouldn't see any more of these

More info on reputation in this thread:
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