Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
The rep system was hopelessly flawed. It put too much power in the hands of a few select posters who had managed to build their rep up high. Once the numbers got big enough you could almost single-handedly call someone up to ORG in a short period of time. I distinctly remember one troll getting the call up that way while perfectly good posters languished behind. On top of that, one dumb comment could get someone's rep cluster bombed into oblivion, putting them in such a hole they could never get out of it. It also led to some people just blatantly begging for rep points, which was annoying.
Not everyone was abusing the system, it was probably a small percentage, but there were just too many holes that could be exploited. And since the main purpose of the system (identifying posters who had earned their way into the ORG) is being rendered moot, there's simply no point to bringing it back.