As of 10/10/13 we've removed the Reputation rating system from the forums. It's been a rather long road to reach this decision but ultimately we feel "Rep" doesn't serve much purpose for members/staff or improve our user's experience on the site. At one point it was considered a somewhat useful metric, but more recently it's been a hot button for abuse and arguments among members - and it's time to move on. We encourage you to continue to use the "Thanks" feature to acknowledge great content and helpful posts around the forum and "iTrader" to rate business transactions (that originated on BHW) between you and other members. We're confident this change will improve the overall experience for ALL members on Blackhatworld and we're looking forward to the future rep-free.