Since I can't make a thread about no more negative rep and since I apparently don't visit the appropriate channels to learn about it either -> Probably should have stickied something to the top of every board instead of deleting threads about it. In order to stick to the guidelines and make this a political thread: Question: Will the removal of neg rep from free users be a failed experiment? I think so. We went from being able to poorly police ourselves to not being able to police ourselves at all. Now only the people who can pay for the service are allowed to decide what posts are worth negative rep. As a result we will see an influx of trolls and insults and for some reason we are made to assume that because someone is able to pay for a forum subscription that they are better equipped at discerning which threads deserve negative rep. Also, we will see an increase in the number of threads and posts that are being reported, as that is now the only method of handling harmful posts. Anyone have anything else? I should note, 90% of my rep easily came from the politics board. It is not hard to be tactful and disagree. I do it all the time, now I just don't have any incentive to not be a total asshole, I just can.