Figured it was time to start a new thread since the last one hadn't been touched since 4-11-17 (apart from a random necro)

My suggestion is to remove the -REP button (or make it's impact 0).

This is due to the fact the REP is only used for getting REP races and some people use the -REP as a disagree button. This promotes circle-jerking and impedes open discussion with people who have a different point of view.

To me all the -REP button says is "If you don't agree with us, you will not get access to these races". I found this to be a big turn-off when first coming tot he forums to start the REP grind (the main reason new people will come to the forums).