Okay so the staff has been talking about rep (yet again) and about how the prestige system combined with the caps on rep have made it significantly harder members to earn rep and climb the rankings. Not to mention it's nearly impossible for members who have registered after the rep cap to even have a chance of catching members who were around and active before it.
To quote Needa:
Now this thread is a poll to see what reputation system YOU prefer, the current, the one we have now, etc. etc.Of the 13,000 members who have joined since June 1 2011 and have 5 or more posts.
there is one with a silver star, 2 with a single brown star, and only 10 total with 1k rep or more.
We have less than 7 guys since then that are even showing a single gold bar..
There is something flawed in that...
Please keep in mind that this is just a general consensus to see what you all prefer, and if one 'wins' the poll, that doesn't mean that system is being enacted. We're just looking for opinions.
Personally, I believe the best reputation system to be the one that was here when I joined - Not regulated at all. No +/- cap truly let members get what they deserve out of their hard work or bad posts. The more effort you put into things, the more effort you'd get out of them. It promoted activity in my eyes, and that is how I would want it to be now. Rep boosters or people who exploit and abuse it would have a more harsh punishment.