Q. What are Reputation Points?
A. They're a user defined rating system based on your helpfulness in the forums. Users rate each other based on their postings or private messages. You must be a registered user in order to give Reputation Points.
Q. What are they good for?
A. They let you know which users can help you and perhaps which users to avoid.
Q. How do I get Points?
A. You get points by posting helpful information. The opposite is also true, you can get points taken away.
Q. How do I give Points?
A. Click the scale icon under his/her avatar picture. It will say 'Add to (user's) Reputation'.