I sent a Chat Message to margarita about this issue, but got no reply.
I noticed that a few users seem to be going through the Feature Requests thread and downvoting every other post. None of these users have any posts to their names. I wonder if they are just confused about how the system works, or is it something more sinister?
It would be good to disable downvoting on the Feature Request thread, and remove all downvotes, then the visible vote count would be accurate.
If a post is in the wrong place, contains multiple feature requests, is too long, contains distracting animated images or large images, or is a discussion about another feature request, then just flag it for moderation, and let the moderators edit it or delete it.
As I hinted at earlier, If a user's long-winded rant or long list of feature requests gets reduced to a single line, they might read the first thread before posting again.
Difference between eliminating reputation points and preventing up/down votes. No reason you coukdn't allow votes on replies but somehow lock the reputation. Maybe not currently, I'm speaking in principle.
Up/down votes can help guide users to more useful replies - you don't want to prevent that.
It's just the sum of votes an user got for his comments, if helpful people will upvote to say "thanks".
If one gets a lot of reputation points, he could be even asked by admins to become a moderator.
And a moderator should also move this topic to https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/33/vivaldi-community as All Platforms is not the right subforum to talk about the forum itself.