Not sure if funny or sad that people start posting posts just to get +1 rep.
Sure, you'll say that you don't really do it for the rep, but in the end when you say something like "look at all this free rep!" and only that as a post then it's pretty much spam and you're only doing it for the rep.
To be perfectly honest with you, I don't give a **** about reputation but clear rep abuse like that should by all means be punished.
I'd rep you for this but I would feel sort of like a hypocrite for doing so.
However, if you haven't noticed the conversation has turned to **** when people started making spam posts (unquestionably spam) about reputation, and that has to be handled. Moderators take the wheel~.
wow i never really looked at it that way when i started doing it