OK, I was kind of hoping that members would play around and find all the little nuggets themselves.
an explanation follows
About User Reputations
ClanRam Forums user reputation system provides a way of rating users based on the quality of their posts. Users on our forums can add or subtract reputation points from other users by clicking the reputation link in their posts.
User reputations allow the users in our community to tell the ClanRam Forum which users are quality and which users are not. And in response to user feedback, the ClanRam Forum has the ability to label and reward users for the quality of their posts, as is indicated by their reputation.
User reputation levels work very similar to user titles and user ranks in that they are an indicator of status that are displayed next to names in posts.
If you use your mouse and Hover over the coloured box, you will see a coment as to your reputation, this gives you an indication of how other ClanRam members feel about you and your posting.
hope this helps :helmet: