Okay - so if we increase the posts needed to being voting (say 100?) and increase the time between votes (say 3 hours?) we should have a pretty good system.There will be lots of unjust defaming and commending, but these are matters of opinion. Someone that really hates me might log in every 3 hours to defame me, but someone that likes me can do the same. Over time a reputation will develop. We're working with small numbers right now so it's easy to move things in one direction or another.
Unfortunately I think the commending may turn into a popularity contest... Also, what about the people who should have been commended for their help over the year? (Like me and others)