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[–] chags 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'll give a counterpoint. This is kinda neutral, because I couldn't care less about my imaginary internet points. Points for submissions are good, points for comments are very good, points for users are not important, IMO. Ok, my counterpoint: a message submission is like a super comment. You're not submitting your opinion to people reading that particular post, you're submitting it to the scrutiny of the entire subverse, or even to the frontage. I'll not try to evaluate if submission points are more our less valuable than comment points, because I would prefer if users didn't have points. But if a guy likes his points, he can feel a lack of incentive submitting messages. He can keep just commenting, instead of investing in a lot of thought and text editing. All I said is just to offer you a counterpoint, because one could say comment points are more valuable to people who likes to submit messages, and he would probably be right.

Edit: as AJ said submission is more appropriated to the current situation.

And since comment points are used to grant privileges, OP has a good point.

Points, points, points.