you are right
- Jan 15, 2008
- MBTI Type
So, perhaps the "rep" system has become a sort of currency. Those with a lot, are like investment banks, encouraging new members to spend a little of their currency to buy a long term benefit...
Others are using "rep" to barter for friendships, for influence, for clique-forming, and subsets within a wider crowd.
Some, use it just to give feedback on something they enjoyed reading and want to mark that fact.
Interesting, isnt it?
I don't know. After 2000 you get the "god(ess)-status" which is pretty soon. After that, nobody sees the difference between 2001 and 200000. So what is the profit? It is about compliments, true, but you would get those without the rep-system as well, through reactions on the forum or in PM...