This is a little off-track, but I just had an idea about
the "XP-growth" problem. How about assigning monk
titles based on an XP curve for all levels above scribe (or
some other arbitrary level). (I made up the percentile
numbers, just using them for example)
This has the downside
that people could go down levels
while still gaining XP. Of course, it also punishes
high level monks for not contributing by dropping them back.
But it does keep everything in proportion,
preventing us from having a site where everyone is a saint if
they hang out long enough.