A writeup has neutral status; it says Reputation: 0. This means that no one cared, or that just enough people cared, in opposing ways, to cancel it back into nothingness.

This is so harsh. It makes me think of teen exploitation movies:
"I'd go out with you, Spud, but you've got reputation zero. I can't afford another geek boyfriend, so I'm going to fuck the basketball team. OK?"