I like this change. It would have been too big of hassle punishing users who abuse the system. That is, checking to see what post it is from and which user did it.
I'm for a reputation system, but unfortunately its difficult if not impossible to work as intended. Especially on a large forum.
I used to moderate a small private forum that had moderators give users reputation score based on post constructiveness. So the users would look to a user's score rather than post count as a gauge of how much contribution a user did.
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+Rep if you find my/another's post helpful, thanks.