I didn't really know where to post this but I remember all the problems that we had here when people would post just to get their post counts up so then the post counts were removed. I have been talking the Australian WhirlPool Forum and they have a Karma system. The way it works on Whirlpool is flawed, IMO, but could be developed into something quite useful. I think people should gain karma for posting but then lose karma for negativity or off topic discussion. This would keep people on topic, stop the race for more posts for the sake of posting and give a better reflection of how useful someone is to the forum.