You properly have all seen it. The Points field show next to every member and with all forum posts.
Previously said about the Member Point System:
“Seriously though, I think the points system is good, because if implemented correctly it should give newmebers the ability to quickly asses the value of a reply they get to a post. In the configuration though, one thing is for sure, there should be no points for replying to your self. And of course there is the odd curiosity that you get more points for asking a question than for answering it. Personally I woud prefer a system where users votes count more than just volume. i.e. use the stars.” and
“the idea of the points system shoud be that if you search for posts, then a post from a user with more points should count more than form a user with lower points.” by David Singleton
"I for one does not agree with an automatic point-system. I belive in QUALITY and not QUANTITY.
As David are sayng, it would be good, if one could rate the individual posts and replies. I have having to browse thrugh 6182 messages, stating they also have the problem - but other than that not add any more detail." by Henrik Helgesen
You get points for new posts, points for answering and your post points increase depending upon the replies, but also, and that’s more interesting, upon the rating of your posts. You also get additional points if your posts are selected as a Favorite, or if you are selected as a Favorite.
Changed from our previous setup is that you now get more points based on how your post (Forum, Blog og Download File) has been rated.
And in order to get more members to Rate, the rater will also get points each time he/she is rating a posts. It’s also QUALITY that a members is taking the time to rate another members post, even if they rate it as not so good (you can rate a post as: Poor, Fair, Average, Good or Excellent). For each star you are giving, then more points the post gets. You don’t get any points for rating your own posts!
Each time you set a post or member as a favorite, then the post get 25 points, or the member 100 points. You are doing this to help you self (you have your favorites list under your own profile) and to “reward” the poster or the member for being a good community member.
And that really rounds it up:
The Member Point System is a way to give the community members a “reward” for their contribution to the user group. It’s a way of the members to thank the other members who are trying to help the other members.