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11-13-2015, 01:11 PM
After examining the last 11 months of reputation being given, the moderation team has verified and identified abnormalities and proof of gaming the reputation system. After providing the VIPs with evidence (with usernames redacted for privacy/fairness) they have voted to punish only the ringleader and to otherwise leave the system alone. Other options included removing the reputation entirely if the members were not going to use it how it was intended to be used, to limit the amount of thanks/rep able to be given out, and some other ideas.

Seeing as it was a small group abusing the system, the VIPs decided to not remove the system or to put limitations on members but rely on punishment to prevent future abuse of the reputation system.

In the future reputation abuse will be handled in a similar fashion. We will remove all reputation, the ability to give or receive reputation temporarily or permanently, and it will be applied to all involved and not just the ringleader. Therefore, the moderation team cautions you against abusing the system. "Reputation-for-Reputation" plots and begging users to get involved in those plots is not acceptable behaviour. The integrity of the system and the forum is hurt by these sorts of actions and it won't be tolerated.

If you have questions or concerns please contact a moderator.