in reply to Determining who is worthy of ++ votes

I have to say that I rarely even look at the name of a poster so it makes no difference to me what level they are.
I have one and only one criterion for ++ voting: Does it make me laugh?

Well ok so I vote ++ on some insightful posts too, but most of my votes go on funny posts. Just in case you were wondering, voting -- is reserved for obnoxious or downright humourless posts/comments.