I've noticed that there is a reputation number associated with each user id, but I see no place to add reputation. I assume only posters with higher post counts gain this ability? I must say the system seems counter intuitive, because I currently have a -5 reputation number. Usually, positive reputation is associated with positive numbers, and the inverse relationship here has me confused. I know I haven't received negative reputation, because I am so overwhelmingly charming and everyone wants to be just like me.
This is not the point of my post, however. I must say I find anonymous reputation ratings to be rather spineless and juvenile. If someone has a point, they should make it publicly. If they are not comfortable with making their point, why are they giving reputation, and why are they in law school?
On a side note, I'm curious; how does it feel to not be the smartest person in the room? Everyone feel free to answer in your own words.