in another message board i am participating in, we have a system to give us 'karma-points' for each posting we find valuable. the system works along the following rules: - you give karma for each post you find very valuable by clicking on a link in the message's box you find so valueable. - you can give up to 5 times 'karma' per 24h - you must have to give karma to 9 other people on the board until you are allowed to give 'karma' to the same person again. - the amount of 'karma' you give is measured by the amount of karma you already have. the system works quite well to reduce noise and encourages valuable posts. to take a look at it head your browser to http://www.apfeltalk.de/ wouldn't it be nice to have a similar system on this boards, too?