Thread disruption avoidance is a benefit of the rep system? I gotta disagree Tex, the rep system has disrupted many a thread. The comment value has been reduced to simply commenting without bumping a thread. It is not a reliable indicator of quality posts. If anything it tends to be an affirmation of the existing cliques on WF. Perhaps Wordforge has outgrown the rep system, it was fun for a while but now it seems little more than disruptive. A side to be taken, a substitute for substance, a means of piling on without expression. Are you sure you wouldn't prefer removing the rep system altogether?