So far this is quite confusing, but I was referred here in relation to a suggestion I offered about a reputation-display feature. One of the features I would like would be background search support. In this case, as soon as I wrote the Subject it would show me candidate threads or comments that I might want to read or even help me add my comment in the proper place.
The feature I was suggesting would be to accumulate a person's reputation based on reactions to the things that the person wrote. I think there should be multiple orthogonal dimensions, with a bias in favor of positive participation. The accumulated reputation could be displayed in a small radar diagram. One way to do it would be to have two icons, the person's own avatar (linked to their self-generated profile) and a small radar icon (linked to a larger and detailed radar diagram and history of reactions). The dimensions should also allow for negative values, such as dimensions for interesting versus boring, polite versus rude, and happy versus sad. The positive-bias can be done by making it easier to give favorable mods. For example, if there is a dimension for consistent versus inconsistent, then you could just click "consistent" (because you think you remember this person saying similar things in the past), but if you want to click "inconsistent" then you'd need to reference a conflicting comment from that person.
As a user of this feature, I'd be able to filter out people who I don't want to see, so mostly this is a way to save time. However, it would also give me a relatively stable and objective snapshot of what sort of person I'm thinking about responding to. I'd prefer to tweak my setting so that it is easier for me to communicate with thoughtful and interesting people (and I would prefer to never see the trolls (based on negative politeness and negative sincerity) or waste any time on them).