^^^ I'm starting to think that this thread needs to be merged with the conspiracy thread! I'm glad you didn't get involved with the Illuminati PKM.
I like to use the rep system for a quick and easier private message.
We should be able to buy rep power, bet it, sell it, trade it. I would like to see this thing get even more crazy.
Easiest way is for Mods to look into Neg Repping Records, this should easily catch guys who Neg Rep on a regular basis, and you can then keep an eye on them. I don't think there are that many anyway that are ruining it for most of us.
On the general topic, the board has not changed that much since we instituted rep, moved off RealGM, moved on RealGM, etc. Bullies will use rep when it is available, but will find ways to bully when it is not available. I don't see rep making a big difference.
Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell