@zandertrek if you are not going to change those settings frequently, fine, keep them the same
if you want to experiment, I would set one to zero and just change the other one to simplify
cause like you said, the most restrictive setting will take precedence
at least that is how I test it
if you have any suggestions let me know cause the idea behind the plugin was to make sure that reputation could be trusted but how that is achieved is very tricky
the rules that have been implemented should help, but I am sure there is more that could be done
One thing I would like to have is a log where I can see how a user got his reputation. All the votes, with their weights, the link to the post and the link to the user who voted for him.
Would be useful to tune the settings and maybe think of new rules.
Maybe in the admin panel, maybe public not sure. Anyways, I think it would be useful but it is just an idea at this point.