posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 07:09 AM
Personaly speaking, I only value points in as much as they are an indicator of my input to the site, and the value that is placed upon that
contribution. For instance, when I recieve applause and a 500 point bonus, it is not the points I value, but the fact that someone took the time to
congratulate me on a post. This time spent, suggests that my time here is valuable, and that my contribution is not going un noticed, or un
I have said this before , and I will say it again:
This website is a place where a person can share thier veiws, and access a wide range of other veiws, on world affairs, science, faith, and politics
among other things. I come here to sharpen my intellect against the anvil of debate and discussion, and post my thoughts on the off chance that
someone here will benifit from my own take on the issues at hand.
Now, I know that being here benifits me greatly, and I truely appreciate the opertunity to advance myself, that this website, and my participation in
the discussions therein provides. This firmly in mind, it is helpful to know that I am capable of giving something back to this community, in return
for the keenness of mind that I have aquired since joining. Without a running number, it would be difficult for me to know, week to week, month to
month, wether the quality of my posts was at an acceptable standard, and if there is one thing I would hate to happen, it is to find that after a time
I become one of those who writes much , whilst saying nothing. Points , for me, are no more than a barometer which helps me avoid that fate.