I'd like to state for the record that if anyone created thread that seriously entertained the idea of painting their GTI pink, not only would that thread be locked and deleted, but that user's account would be deleted, thier IP banned, hell, thier entire IP subnet would be blacklisted. I don't remember if there's a line in the EULA about such blasohemous comments, but there should be.
Unless, of course, the user happened to be a hot chick.
Obvoiusly there would have to be some kind of proof of her hot chick-ness. Preferrably in photographic form.
Also, a hot chick driver doesn't make cutting you off any better. But if wants to Beadazzle her frigging seats, what do I care? There are some things being a hot chick can get you out of, and there are some things it can't.
I've been to boards where you can only see who gives you positive karma. It has kept things mostly civil.
I, personally, am not a fan of karma in general. People tend to go out of thier way to get karma points just so they can be the user with the most karma. Thankfully no one here has started that crap, I'm assuming it's mostly because our users are smart enough to realize that a few bits of data don't make you better than anyone else.