Quite interesting question. Points are attributed when users find your post helpful or correct or when someone likes what you say. For the rest, points are pointless at least after reaching a certain level.
ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer
Everything that John and Abambo said, plus if someone with 1 point answers your question and someone with 30,000 points gives you a different answer, which advice are you more likely to follow in a user-to-user forum?