The thing is, people are downrepping more then uprepping. And showing people who's downrepping them is causing fights.
Then A mod abused the system.
Basically, this is a really bad idea but the mods on here are refusing to change it despite the fact we all hate it.
I tried to get a workaround to make the system more fair but that is not allowed.
I tried to face the problem head on but that is not allowed.
I tried to show the moderators that a majority of people do not like the new system by getting them to make a poll but they did not reply to my Pm.
I tried to make a manual poll but that is not allowed.
I tried to work around the problem again but that was still not allowed.
Soooo... Moderators can't have an opinion? And if they do, they can't voice it or make it known? That's a bit fascist, y'know...
As for your points :
I tried to get a workaround to make the system more fair but that is not allowed. - What can be fairer than a system that permits people to give positive and negative feedback? Unfair is giving ONLY positive or ONLY negative.
I tried to face the problem head on but that is not allowed. - What? What problem? And how did you try to face it? And what did you do that wasn't allowed? Without substantial proof this is just an absurd statement.
I tried to show the moderators that a majority of people do not like the new system by getting them to make a poll but they did not reply to my Pm. - the reasons for not making a poll have already been explained elsewhere in this topic. If you choose to ignore those reasons then that is not the moderators fault.
I tried to make a manual poll but that is not allowed. - Oh, it can be allowed, it just depends on HOW you do it. the community has rules and rules must be followed..
I tried to work around the problem again but that was still not allowed. - I repeat, WHAT PROBLEM? This really is just too much... you keep saying that "it is not allowed" but you fail to give any evidence of what you say. Obviously if you go against the rules of the forum, then you will have problems, but it's not a personal thing like you appear to be trying to make out.
Lol of course moderators can have an opinion! But they must also keep in mind that they are role models to the rest of the community.
The problem is primarily people voting down not just the post that they disagree with but other posts so as to amplify the negative rep. Also, troll attacking the system and voting posts down for no reason. That is very unfair.
Cruelty is stronger than kindness, unfortunately, negative votes hurt people.
I made a topic that allowed the community to iron out trolls by upvoting unfairly downvoted posts, it wasn't perfect, but it allowed everyone to eliminate the virus in a quick way that didn't put too much pressure on moderators to manually remove each negative troll vote. It required the entire community to work together to get rid of negative votes. It was promptly deleted without my knowledge, I worked out the topic was gone half an hour later.
Irritated, I asked in this topic and a mod replied that my topic was using corruption to fight corruption and that was not allowed. Ok then, I thought, I argued the case that the negative votes button encouraged trolls but it was become rapidly apparent that the simple arguing of one person was not enough.
I Pm'd a mod to make a poll so that the community could decide together on this topic, he ignored my Pm (which I worked out thanks to that helpful "last read" icon). I tried two other mods but failed to get into contact with them. A tiny bit infuriated I made a manual poll, In a separate topic which I agree was wrong but goodness I was wound up by then. I was told off by a mod who explained that there was a very good reason to not making a poll, I could not and can still not find this reason so I asked him what possible negative effects this poll could have. No reply.
Losing hope, I campaigned to get the rep system removed altogether, I made a topic in the suggestions place like you are meant to when you have a suggestion, I assume someone had already asked the rep system to be removed because my topic was locked.
I gave up and informed people so and went to bed.
I woke up and decided I was not done yet, my options for protest were being taken away from me but I could still try.
And so we end up here, All I can say is that I am aware of how irritating this is for both sides, I imagine your feelings are the exact same as mine and I suggest that before you make an0other change like this you consult the community and see how they feel.
I am very sorry for all the distress I have caused you, I see that my means of getting my opinion across have not always been the best. Because I don't give in very easily. But I am unsure of what to do.