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I've seen a number of people talking about rep, requiring rep for asking, changing downvotes to cost different amounts of rep, etc...

What about if we just decide reputation points were a bad idea and drop them altogether?

No more rep shows up. Anywhere. COuldCould be done pretty easily using CSS. Combined witha blog post about how wrong we all were this whole time, and our new grand vision for an "everyone is equal, every question and answer equally good!" StackExchange.

To clarify, that's the joke. Rep doesn't actually go away, it's still here and works exactly the same as always. So I'm not proposing to change how Rep works, just pretend it's gone.

I've seen a number of people talking about rep, requiring rep for asking, changing downvotes to cost different amounts of rep, etc...

What about if we just decide reputation points were a bad idea and drop them altogether?

No more rep shows up. Anywhere. COuld be done pretty easily using CSS. Combined witha blog post about how wrong we all were this whole time, and our new grand vision for an "everyone is equal, every question and answer equally good!" StackExchange.

I've seen a number of people talking about rep, requiring rep for asking, changing downvotes to cost different amounts of rep, etc...

What about if we just decide reputation points were a bad idea and drop them altogether?

No more rep shows up. Anywhere. Could be done pretty easily using CSS. Combined witha blog post about how wrong we all were this whole time, and our new grand vision for an "everyone is equal, every question and answer equally good!" StackExchange.

To clarify, that's the joke. Rep doesn't actually go away, it's still here and works exactly the same as always. So I'm not proposing to change how Rep works, just pretend it's gone.

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I've seen a number of people talking about rep, requiring rep for asking, changing downvotes to cost different amounts of rep, etc...

What about if we just decide reputation points were a bad idea and drop them altogether?

No more rep shows up. Anywhere. COuld be done pretty easily using CSS. Combined witha blog post about how wrong we all were this whole time, and our new grand vision for an "everyone is equal, every question and answer equally good!" StackExchange.