Not sure if this is the correct group for this, but I have a suggestion for the forum.
What do you guys think of having either a vouch group, or a click-vouch system?
In a vouch group, a person who wants to know the reputation of someone can start a thread asking for vouches for them, and if non-newbies know and trust that person, do a +1 in there or something saying that they trust them.
The other option if the forum can be altered is to have a vouch built in to every profile, which shows a person's vouch value (maybe similar to karma some forums use)...non newbies can click/vouch a person only once, of course, but it's a running total of how many people consider them trustworthy.
Would help loads imo, not sure if it already exists.