First, yes I am apparently bad@searching. Bounced around in the wiki to no avail, then peeked and poked around here and I cannot come up with the answer to what is probably a simple question.
Only been play 4-6(?) weeks. Have a level 50 character goofing off in the Dyson Sphere. I see that I am gaining rep and Voth implants. Where/how does one spend these? I have not run across a vendor. I did not do any of the other rep grinding on the way up, just jumped into the sphere when I got to 50.
Next question, didn't see a forum title for fleets. If one was looking to join a fleet (best way to learn?) where would I look/post?
open your character page. Choose reputation. Choose dyson sphere. Click around in there and you should be able to "start a project". Once started, you can donate to it, it will want dyson marks (those things you been earning) and random junk (mostly, the playing card looking items you find all the time, and most of them can be made in replicator) , it will want some of your expertise (the points used to train officers), and some projects want dil, etc. Once you give all the stuff, a timer starts and the project will complete after that timer runs down. Repeat this process until you have access to whatever you wanted from that rep (research what you want to earn, don't just do random things).