How come most free hosts have forums to earn points on now?
I used to have a site years ago with <the name of some host which has been removed by wumingsden> and it was forever down due to a crap traffic limit.
Probably to keep people from making more than one account and taking up too much space, and it helps the administrators keep up with everything easier.
EX. would you want someone uploading a virus to your server?
With making it so you have to be active on a forum, not many people who want to screw something up will not mess with it.
Only people who really want hosting will get it.
stuff like that
To keep people posting for more of a reason than just post count. Many people are obsessed with their post count, now if you have a point system, they will be obsessed more with points, which will make them post more often, which is better for their forums, and keeps them active.
Its really quit a nice idea, I like the points, and you can buy and sell things with them which is awesome at some times.
Just my opnion on the point system of corse.