Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
Re-instituting the rep system is NOT on the table, but if you're interested in my two cents, I'll provide them. I think it was a good idea, but it more or less failed for the reasons Danny Serafini mentioned. People that had high reputation scores and/or had been members for a long time were easily able to affect the scores of other people due to their reputation power. This was made even worse by the fact that there definitely were organized efforts to use that power to get some people in the ORG and leave others out.
I'm not familiar with the reputation system Caveman Techie mentioned, but speaking only for myself, I'd potentially be interested in at least exploring it. As was stated above, the need for a system like this should be reduced since everyone will be sharing the same sandbox. However, I do understand the reason(s) why some people are in favor of one in order to identify the "good" and "bad" posters.
A few people have suggested something along the lines of the "Like" button Facebook uses. I like that idea (no pun intended), but unfortunately, the only way I've found to implement something like that involves tying your RedsZone account to your Facebook account, and we do not want to do that. If we could find a way for posters to recognize a post they find to be "good" or "bad" that does not involve an external site, I would definitely be interested in it.