No matter what your political bent is, or your favorite theme for posting on this board, I guess you have the right to be heard. For the most part I find this board pretty open for just about anything. That is good. However, I have seen several instances when people are attacked, sort of on a personal level for expressing their points of view. That is not cool. Also, what would happen if their was no "points and rep"??? I understand that the system is part of this board. Fine. But,, just for argument sake, does anyone else believe that the tone, or content would change if no points would be added, or subtracted for what one posts? Would no points to gain or lose allow people to post more freely without fear of losing a favorable "peer" response??? I accept this board for what it is, and as it is. But I am currious if anyone has had this question answered, or asked before.