Just noticed this will be my 100th writeup, so I'll just make something up.
I've been here only for about three months, but XP has become the most important thing in my life, more than perl, programming, career, family, and life (the order is the result of perl sort using the Schwartzian Transform). I can't help to notice that as soon as a post of mine gets front-paged, I'll be awarded lots of XP. Of course some nodes get exactly the opposite effect (e.g., Perl::Improved Volume 0, Number 0, or may be this one, oh, please, please!) So the game is how to get to the front page. Incidentally this is what the search optimization engineers do for their clients in such battle grounds like google and yahoo.
Given that google is a 30B company and it made its fortune by deciding who they want front-paged, I think it only fitting that the fortune of PM lies in allowing sponsored posts for people like me whose lives go up and down with their XP. The posts should indicate how much they paid for and how much XP they desire, the monks are required to contribute their XPs. So the Monastery Gates can become the gate to prosperity rather than monks' begging bowl.
On a more serious note, the XP is similar to Page Ranking used by the likes of google, shouldn't the results of search/super search be ordered according to XP?
Thus ends my 100th writeup. Thanks for putting up with all the junk in my first 99 posts.