Good job of helping Mike out, everyone!
Mike, in your first post you wondered how to give your reputation points away. As Fluff showed you, click on the white scales of justice icon to give someone rep points. When you do this, you don't give your own points away.
Some of you may remember the old kudos system in place on the old software. When you gave kudos points to someone, you did give away your own kudos points to that person. With this reputation point system, you don't give your own rep points away when you add to someone else's reputation.