Yes, anyone must at least have posted a "meaningful" or "entertaining" or "dreadful" threads and posts.
So, my suggestion is, how about every member has a reputation pics? I recently join Gunzfactor.com and their forum has reputation pics.
Reputation pics is about other people who respond to your posts. If they fell that your post is worthy, they can add a reputation or vice versa, your post is annoying and dreadful, they can report you for bad post.
The reputation pics in Gunzfactor.com first will be a Knife. After 2/3 reputation report, it will change to a sword.
I think it is a good idea, since StopTazmo has a lot of intelegence and worthy post ( not to mention funny and creative), so why don't we use this method?
Oh, and I think I deserve a reputation report for this idea if accepted :D
We used to have post bars (similar to my avatar) to determine somebody's reputation. Those post bars main goal was to reach "completion" (1,000 posts) or "community builder." (2,500 posts).
VBulleting DOES have a reputation option/commands. Whether or not Kane decides to implement them is another option. As of now, your reputation is determined by the amount of posts you have. (Well Known, Regular, Always Around, Ect.)
And some of the other issues your talking about (like report bad thread) are already in effect. Though, reporting one of Chit Chat's bad threads to me will be useless cause it gets tossed into my spam e-mail account. =P
Very nice idea, i would love that.
Ill have to take my posting pills regularly now =P
Reputation can be a fun thing to have on a forum, but be ready for all the people who'd complain about loosing reputation or not having enough if you implement this. =P