nudeI don't know where I stand on the whole thing right now, to be totally honest with you... Rep sort of lost its meaning to me after becoming a mod, since I have limitless reputation power. Personally, I don't think it should be removed until there is a new 'game' of sorts to be played. I do believe the reputation system has brought a lot of people together here on the forums, and that cannot be denied. When you look at the larger picture though, there is such a small percentage of people actually using it so most new users show up here thinking that the users with the colored dots no more than everybody else does. Now while that may be the case with some of them, most of the rep around here was gained by whoring.
I truly believe that anybody that is willing to self-adios themselves from NotebookForums because they lose all their rep, should leave. This community needs more dedicated people willing to spend some time making the site better. Honestly though, I don't really believe anybody will leave permanently for losing their rep.
Every single one of you guys in here are very intelligent people, and you all have a lot to offer the site. It's been my pleasure to sit and chat with all of you over the years. You all can be certain that the threads won't be killed, because there is a lot of good fun and conversation to be had.
I wonder if a chat room wouldn't work for the lot of us who are looking for casual conversation. I know the site had one at one time, but they got rid of it because it wasn't being used.
My mind is everywhere right now, I just got to Little Rock Arkansas on my way to Irving Texas. The wind is blowing like a bastard right now, it's a little distracting.
I apologize if my thoughts were exceptionally random