So my two cents on the green rep bars. I agree with those here saying it helped to know a little bit about the person posting. But, -ahem- speaking as the person with the most ponies when that system bit the dust, I can tell you that when I gave a like or dislike, the person receiving it knew it. I always felt uncomfortable giving dislikes out for that reason. And a like? It was almost worth another green bar. It seemed like a little too much power. I also watched a particular group (no surprise, some are still here and contributing to what we're discussing) start giving each other repeated likes, resulting in each getting more rep power and then bestowing it on their circle, and and and. It was not the better side of human behavior. So probably the old rep system could do with a little fine-tuning. I always wished I could give out different levels of points to people. And I'd def flag people repeatedly giving the same people reputation points and consider slowing them down.