Hi All, Whether you like it or not, your rep level on BHW is a sign of how trustworthy and knowledgeable you are. Compared to a lot of forums, the reputation system is actually very good. The longer you are here and the more you contribute, the more rep power you have. This, however, can lead to problems... Whilst the system is generally a good indication of contributions to BHW, it is not foolproof. If you are new to BHW, do NOT automatically trust someone because they have rep. After doing some "research" the other day, it came to my attention that there are a number of members with a very high reputation level, but little to no justification for that (in terms of shares and contributions). It also came to my attention that there are a group of you who mutually rep each other and game the system. You know who you are... and we know who you are To all of those who rep people for no reason and hope to get rep back in return: STOP. Mods can see a history of rep and it's quite obvious who's been up to no good. Keep it up, and you'll get banned. To all those who blindly trust people with high rep: be careful. It is a good system, but it can also be gamed by unscrupulous members. Let's all play fair and continue to keep BHW as the best marketing forum out there. Thanks!