sorry noob here… What are these Karma points I see some forum people have?
So posts have a Vote Up button you can use if you found a post helpful, interesting, funny - or whatever. The Karma system is just an indication of how many times a person’s posts have been upvoted. Sometimes in Technical Support someone may need to ask you to download software onto your computer, and knowing that they’ve been around for a long time and are trusted by other community members can help some people feel confident following that advice. Some forums (e.g. Diablo III’s and Path of Exile’s) have a Valued Poster program which is a similar take on the same idea.
It’s just to offer some recognition to people who are consistently helpful and pleasant.
Nice. That kind of system is always appreciated. On the flip side is the user able to block/mute another user. For instance user accounts created just to spam nonsense which is common as a game rises in popularity and forum account creation is basically free.