As it is well known I have never asked for nor intimated that anyone should give me rep - plus it is a fact under the forum rules that rep begging - in whatever form it is put is not allowed - I stand to be corrected of course.
I see asking or suggesting that people rep members if they have helped as some sort of self importance / low esteem issue and I personally will not rep unless I think someone deserves a thank you in that manner.
Does it really matter that rep is given at all if one is here to help out others in strife and if a member is here on the forum just to big name themselves then they are here for the wrong reasons. I know there are far cleverer people on this forum than me and it sticks out like a sore thumb that they are but it doesn't alter my views on rep even if I think they have been brilliant in what they have done - I will not rep them given those views.
So one has to as I said think of why they are taking part in this forum to be a friend or a hero??