I am just thinking about the jackasses and nastiness going on on those boards lately. I'm thinking maybe adding the rep system will help solve some of the problem. It will enable us to rep people who help out or post good posts, and neg those who are being jackasses or nasty. It will also force people to consider their posts before posting. I think it would be a good addition to the forums. I am aware of the negatives, such as that it might limit people from expressing their true opinions. It can be open to abuse as well. But with most cases, I think it can work. Maybe disable reps for the politics forums, and maybe the community and the current news forums, so people can continue to feel free to express their opinions there, and also enable people to give reps to people who post good posts in the Mac sections, and limit the nastiness (which the majority of, happens in the Mac sections I notice). Just thought I'd throw this out there for discussion.