When a question or answer is voted up, the user who originally posted the content will gain or lose points. These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in that person.
For example, if you ask an interesting question or useful answer, it will likely be voted up. On the other hand if the question is poorly-worded or the answer is misleading - it will likely be voted down. Each up vote on a question will generate 1 point, whereas each vote against will subtract 1 point.
The following table lists the points gained per activity:
|One time points for all users:||+ 100 points|
|Posting a question:||4 points|
|Selecting an answer for your question:||6 points|
|Per up vote on your question:||+ 1 points|
|Limit from up votes on your question:||+ 10 points|
|Per down vote on your question:||- 1 points|
|Limit from down votes on your question:||– 10 points|
|Posting an answer:||4 points|
|Having your answer selected as the best:||20 points|
|Per up vote on your answer:||+ 1 points|
|Limit from up votes on your answer:||+ 10 points|
|Per down vote on your answer:||- 1 points|
|Limit from down votes on your answer:||– 10 points|