In an effort to further encourage the creation of quality content, we are making changes in point assignment.
When we decided to give these points a couple of years ago, we wanted to encourage feedback on meaningful replies and comments, but we see that the desired effect is not happening.
Please remember that SCN is a professional community and we are looking for added value. What is adding value? It's making contributions - a perspective, content, etc. - that are original, insightful and helpful to others in this community.
If we find that points are encouraging low-quality contributions in other areas (for example, copyright infringement in blogs), we will consider changing the points awarded further, and could consider eliminating points completely.
Whenever the Rules of Engagement are not respected, we will continue removing points and disabling accounts.
I hope we will all see value in this change. Thank you for your attention as always.