I have been playing DDO for a long time as a casual gamer. Only recently have I joined the forums. Most of what I see is great people giving good/bad advice. Even some comedy.
However, there are some posters out there who seem to just dole out negative rep to people becuase you disagree with them. Truthfully I have made an error or two in posting, but have been quick to apolagize and fix my mistake. But there are others using their superior rep to beat down some people because they disagree. Now I don't argue that there are people that desearve it for rude comments and total abuse of the forums. I also see people who are forum friends with others and gang up on you to give negative rep for no real reason.
Just my 2cp on the whole rep system.