Damn, I almost forgot about the system rep thing.
Ok, so you remember the fall-out with Kratos being announced, how for some time, it was me, you, Aldo and bbblp againts it.
People lashed out even more than that, and started abusing the system giving -Reps with flame messages attached to it.
I alone got about 6 -Reps in the span of 2 days just for stating my dislike for the idea of "NRS whoring out the MK franchise," like you just said.
Well, it got out of control, to the point that Pat took it out completely after handing out some necessary bans, in the hopes of putting out the fire left by Freddy Krueger.
Pat, at the moment it contemplating bringing back ONLY +Rep, but he's trying to find a way to implement it, where people won't abuse it in THAT way, either.