Yes, this is a good point.
Maybe that the current rating system should be a little reviewed. It does not mean that a newbye does not deserve getting points by asking questions, but I would simply add some "requirements" that would unify a little more the actual knowledge of the monks at each level. Just to point it out, a few days ago, a newbye was wondering how he could get Monk by simply voting and asking questions.
My propositions is to require postings that are not questions to go from a level to the upper level, and require also a number of reputation points that would increase along with the level.
to go from initiate to novice, require to have a post with +2 for reputation
to go to acolyte, two posts with +5 for reputations
and to get to the Saint status, having at least a post in each category with +50 or more for reputation (hey, not everybody could be a saint like that! :-)
Otherwise, I am pleased with the current grading/XP system. I like the fact that you get XP just by logging on the site several times a day, because it proves that you are an "active monk".
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