[quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1284639320"]QtK: You are aware that you get points deducted when tags you set are removed again? So just adding useless tags will just have people remove them again and your points are back to where they were originally. This is not a way to gain points.
I further doubt that people rate up stuff to gain points... I do rate up everything I read, but not for the points but as a kind of bookmark to show which pages I had already visited before. As far as I can tell there is no (other) way to find out whether you had seen pages already.[/quote]
Yes, I had observed that for Tags. So that is fine. But for rating if we start rating all the articles we read - then its a misuse of the feature.
Now we can have the admins ask about some feature to know which posts were read and which ones are not yet read. Like we can have some different color to the post.
But for rating I strongly feel that you should rate only if you like the rating - not for points or to know if the thread was read by the user.