Someone just asked this in the drawing site, so I will repaste info on OVATIONS here..... as most do not understand this... OVATIONS need to be used wisely https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/699980/announcing-the-new-byc-reputation-system-ovations please read this link.... here is a short paste from it. When should Ovation Points be given? Ovations should be given to members who make posts that are beneficial to the forum and its membership. When you give points, keep in mind that members with a high ovation level will be perceived as "top members" in the forum. Give points wisely! When should it NOT be given? Ovations SHOULD NOT be given for matters of personal gain. This includes giving points to friends just to boost their level, for non-helpful purposes, or anything else that does not benefit the membership as a whole. NOTE: If we find that a member is abusing this system for their gain or to falsely boost another member’s ovation level we may remove their ovation points. Ovation Etiquette Do not beg for points Do not create multiple accounts to give points to yourself. You will be caught and all your points removed. Do not give points to a post of a member just because you like them. The POST itself should be worthy of the ovation points.