I don't know about the tecnical issues and it may be a mute point but it seems like there is a rather rebelious group hear trying to thwart the admin/mods of the site. Thought I understand and even sympathize in some instances, I think it shows a major flaw in the rep system. Essentially we are seeing people rewarded for pushing the limits. I know that the admin/mods think that it will settle down and it may, but I suspect that the vast majority of rep is thrown out in the GD forum. I am not convinced that this will change.
I can only think of 2 things that may help.
1. to allow members to decrease or request decrease in rep.
2. not allow rep to be given out on the GD forum.
I suppose as mentioned several times the GD forum could be eliminated. I'm not sure I like that because there are relevant issues that don't fall into any specific forum.
I like the ability to give people a pat on the back for being helpful so I don't realy want to see the rep system gone, but I think some thing needs to change to make the system function as desired.
any way what do people think? are there any better way to handle this?