in reply to X-treme P-ondering

XP gained from casting votes really isn't all that significant.. Some of the more productive senior monks can easily make 50-75 XP or more on a good day on posts alone. An extra 10 XP is really insignificant (and that's assuming they even take the time to cast all of their votes--I don't; do you have any idea how long it takes to cast 40 votes?).