You won't get thumbs down if your content doesn't suck. If you pop into a thread just to make a random unnecessary post, you'll get what's coming to you.
you actually think people would use it correctly?
karma systems have no merit when people can just smite you cause they don't like you. not to mention, posters circle jerking with it and constantly "repping" each other.
I'm glad this site doesn't have that shite going on and I hope it stays that way.