Reputation should only be given to reward exceptional posts, and I mean posts which are really above and beyond the fold. Smites should not be used unless a post clearly violates the rules, policies of the site, or the spirit of the community at Susan's Place. Being awarded reputation should be a relatively rare event, and something to treasure. All reputation is reviewed, and any reputation that was given for inappropriate reasons will be removed. Inappropriate smites will result in warnings and other penalties being given.
exceptional - adjective
Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary: extraordinary, magnificent, outstanding, preeminent, rare, remarkable, singular, towering, uncommon, unusual. Informal standout. Slang awesome, out of sight. See better/worse, usual/unusual.
Administrators have been given a starting reputation of 100, other staff have been given 50 reputation. The Members have been given reputation based on their post count.
Visitors (less than 15 posts) - 10
Newbies (less than 49 posts) - 15
Neighbors (less than 99 posts) - 20
Friends (less than 499 posts) - 30
Family ( more than 500 posts - 40
What you do from there on is up to you.