i like the idea of broker bot, and if it's watching my preferences anyway, that should be relatively simple enough for me, i think. maybe. i'll have to think about that.
i got excited when i read about the friends option on repbot. i had noticed it before, but it hadn't really registered on my radar. this is pretty useful and it does make me have to re-evaluate who i vouch for. as i've been checking the rep of every player who invites me, there have been a few considerations i've made. some players are newbies with just one complaint, some players seem to have attracted complaining droppers like flies, etc. and the friends option can serve to clear a lot of that up. not always, but it's another tool. nice!
but how are you going to get people to use it? with local proxy in effect, it may easily become more relied upon. think i'll shoot a note to klic who's working on the faq that he should include your notes on this.
i really like the auto vouch thing. i'd prefer it if repbot asks me, then again, if they were a headache, i'd have put it in my notes long before game #5. so, yeah, i definitely vote for auto vouch.