I haven't worked my way through this whole thread, and I am, generally, not happy with these A2K changes that seem to be solely for the sake of change (Hey!I'm a conservative), but I cannot ignore an rare opportunity to align myself with Cyclo.
This rating/reputation shite is too similiar to Abuzz for my liking. It can be and will be abused.
I don't really care what my Rep score turns out to be, but this whole scoring business is just a Middle School imperative masked in elitist BS.
We don't need scoring to bypass a thread by Ramafuchs, and the notion that scoring protects new members from Rama is utter BS.
I haven't had the time to explore all the changes but I couldn't agree more with Cyclo - the rating mechanism is an unnecessary and bad addition.
The eventual result will be homogenized (and probably Liberal) circle jerks.
(Pardon my French and please don't rate me down as a result)