Let's keep a nice black book with the nicknames of whoever disagrees with us. On the internet.
Then let's keep trolls doing their work.
The downrep button is not there to be used to underline disagreement, but -as I already stated- a bad behavior in the forums, like trolling, racist statements and so on. I disagreed with other users tens of times, but NEVER clicked on the "-" button unless it was for one of those serious problems (and even considering this, I did it only two times). It's not a matter of "like" and "don't like", and too many people are abusing it. A lot of "newbies" have been unjustly stigamtized as if they were beasts made of pure evil, and who does not know about the "downrepidemic" could think they are awful members of the community while, in fact, they are not. By making votes public, a lot of internet cowards should stop doing this, and maybe start talking their dissent instead of mass downvoting for fun while protected by complete anonimity. Pointing out the "rotten apples" is, in this case, better for everyone, as everything is quickly degenerating. I have been active on this forums since late december, and I can assure you that even in those few months I distinctly saw the decline.
4 - Posting rights: how about a limit of 1 topic (and x posts) for day? Not all the new users are bots, sometimes players have questions about a specific game before buying it.
But regular links should not be allowed. A non-bot can get around it.
I'm talking about people who did not buy even a single game
. While what you're saying is indeed true, I can't belive honest people can subscribe to GoG without the intent of buying at least one cheap game (and there is plenty of them, here). I'm suggesting this to get rid of "ghost" accounts, like those contributing to the above mentioned "downerpidemic" or the giveaway leechers.
5 - User Locked/Deleted thread. No please. In the past I've seen that widely abused by drama queens/kings. And it would be misused by all those thinking that the support thread they open it's only about them.
Might be true, but I think we should give this a chance. The GoG community seems a lot more mature than many others to me... if the feature doesn't work properly, it could always be removed later. No experimentation, no innovation!