hang on a sec.
edit-I honestly have no idea what your original point is.
Just saw this edit and wanted to follow up. My original point was that the rep system is working as it should, and that we should stop focusing so much on it. I made this clear in multiple posts. I'm not sure if that edit was sarcasm or not.
I do not think it works as intended, when for example a thread asking why all games are in English gets seriously downvoted... what is wrong with it? There are several other examples also, but this one of the most recent, any whiff of something that may be seen as a criticism of anything gog may stand for = downrep...
"thou shalt not question nor bring in doubt any of GoG's doing, as this is an abomination in the eyes of our lord"
this is the easiest example. There are also examples when someone gets downrepped no matter what they are posting, in this case the person get down ripped for who he is, not for the posts he makes - also not right in my opinion - so no, it do not work as intended. The problem with the rep system is that it is to easy, and that we are dealing with people ("A person is smart. People are dumb" -K)
But most importantly - rep do not really have any impact over anything except your own perception of your e-peen (but that is as intended... or is it?)