I don't really look too much at the rep system anyway. I already know most of the people that I can trust.
But for those that do not know too many people on here yet, two better barometers than the rep system is how many posts a member has and how long they have been around. Even if a member has only a hundred posts, if they have been around OCN for more than a year they are probably not a noob anymore, and certainly not in it for some rep points.
I also seen a post last week where the OP stated "help will be rewarded
". People need to understand even statements of this nature is borderline against the TOS because it obviously implies that the responders will receive rep in return. After all, what else are they going to reward you with?
Anyway, after this stuff combined with all the drama last week with a certain long-term member I am starting to get concerned that we need more mods.