Time to look at the 'Reputation System' properly. No 'comment-based' system like we had before available. Options on this software are: The up-Down buttons: Positive Reputation Points Only Negative Reputation Points Only Both Positive & Negative Reputation points. Can see who left rep. Can't see who left rep. A 'Like' System I liked the comment-based system, but there doesn't seem to be an analogous replacement. It was a good way of leaving little notres to people, though I suppose I've noticed already I'm sending a few more 'thanks' PMs than I did before, so maybe that's a good thing in some way. Both possible systems are focused on highlighting specific Content more than the User themselves Though everyone can also be given stars on their profile (felt odd typing that - personal stars a slightly 'girly' system?) The Up-Down Buttons: Each click on a post raises it's rating up or down by a single point. Bottom right of most pages there's a 'Highest Reputation Content' link: http://ww2talk.com/forums/best-content/ Which displays the best-rated posts - a sort of automatic 'threads people like'. Likes: Hit like for posts you... errrm... like. Generates the same sort of page, but 'Most Liked Content' (WW2F on this system: http://www.ww2f.com/best-content/) I think whatever system's chosen - it probably ought to be a clean slate with everyone's current points reset to zero. Two reasons for this: Old rep system was private, except for displaying the overall rating a user had reached. Clicks made with it have been converted to the new system, & If I open up letting people see who left rep, it obliterates that previous privacy. Someone might have quietly repped a 'controversial' post they liked, and now wouldn't want that approval exposed. Old system gave you points to give by membership time, post count & rep level. This meant points were built with some people giving 20+ rep points per hit. There would therefore be no level playing field once rep starts working at a simple point a time. So... A Poll. What Sort of rep system?