wadie wrote:You can install a MOD for that,it isn't that hard. so no need to make it built-in phpBB.
That kind of reply is very annoying. Quick Reply was an easy MOD, but it got added to the phpBB core. Birthdays, RSS feeds and almost any feature that you can name could be done as a MOD (as phpBB is open source), but some things are better off in the core. There are also team members working on bridges (Drupal currently), which aren't really core features at all.
I think reputation is one of those things that is well within the scope of a bulletin board, whether I'd use it or not, and I could probably name ten or more core features in phpBB 3.x that I'd be less likely to use than reputation.
We all know that phpBB can
be MODded, so there's no reason to use that argument. Give arguments why it should not
be a core feature. For example, portals should not be a core feature because they're more about content management than bulletin boards, and therefore outside the scope of phpBB.