I don't understand the "points" either. I see them noted on various peoples' profiles, but haven't a clue what that means.
Jan from SE Iowa
Points are accrued as you start to post throughout the site. I'm not sure exactly how many you earn per post, but we'll get that figured out and announce to everyone in Community News & Updates.
Basically, though, the more you post the more points you have. We're thinking about how to incorporate those into the community somehow....perhaps over time high points folks could be moderators or some such thing. Any ideas, please let us know!