Re: You rep me and ill rep you
Even though rep is abused, I think it will gradually get better, because the only people who will return to 'rep me and I'll rep back' are people with little rep themselves, and as such the power it gives will be minute and make little difference, and considering the posters with more rep have said in this thread they red rep people with it in their sig, it will even out, and the better posters will have more power.
I hope they keep the rep system, the closing of the rep above you thread should make things better, and I like the fact you can use rep to compliment someone on making a nice post, or to be complimented, rather than having to spam up a thread to say you like the post, or PM someone to tell them when it uses up storage.
I know many people want to see rep abolished, but I believe it has more positives than it has negatives.
Credit: The aforementioned irresistible girl Allyson <3