For the most part, I echo MWMs post regarding the quality of posts. The gamethreads were becoming a constant pain to read through with the likes of "Rich Aurilia Sucks!" and the Non Baseball Chatter was a constant problem with the political threads.
When the reputation system began and the two forums were split, the difference became noticeable. Some people began changing their posting habits so they could get back into the circle, while others either left or continue their style of posting, not really caring if they ever made it to TORG.
Are there problems with the reputation system? You bet. Team Clark was dinged in a thread because he refused to give up his source on Danny Graves getting released. There have been other situations as well. But while the system isnt perfect, its a WHOLE lot better than what we had.
I can tell a major difference by just looking at the Non Baseball Chatter. We havent had near the political arguments that turned absolutely disgusting because people have a reputation to maintain. The quality of the board overall has went up.