Re: broken system
People were complaining that people were giving each other profane comments in the rep system. I fixed that by making the reputation system public and thought that had fixed that problem. I then saw that people were giving people rep because they liked or disliked the person and pleaded for suggestions of how to fix this, but no one ever gave me any suggestions of what about the system to change - simply that it was currently not working. Finally I got the idea to remove rep points from counting in the Coffee House. No one ever mentioned that the carousel of requiring 5 people before hitting the same person would be something that could be abused by a bot. If that idea had been suggested, I would have done something about it.
We did mention the DevShed system. I was lax at mentioning the timeout.
The GD/Coffee House thing had been mentioned elsewhere that rep has been discussed, perhaps I missed in quoting that as well.
I had just, perhaps erroneously, figured you had been visiting other sites that used other variants.
I'd like to believe I had been posting links.