When your fellow users vote up your questions and answers, you earn reputation.
Reputation is a rough measure of:
- How much the community trusts you
- Your communication skills
- The quality and relevancy of your questions and answers
As you earn reputation from your peers, you earn the community's trust – and will be granted additional privileges on this site.
The complete list of privileges is listed on the right, in ascending order. The most basic privileges are at the bottom; the most advanced at the top.
Click on any privilege to learn more about it.