not a real frequent poster, i too get tired of the duplicate threads. Most of them i dont even read.
Never really saw the "point" in the whole point system. If you are going to have a point system there will always be ways to get around it and trolls are just a part of the internet.
There are some very high point posters here that contribute very little in the way of good solid posts. How about not awarding points for things like pictures, youtube videos and icons? How about not awarding points for comments that are 2 or 3 words? That would stop point awards for saying "wait, what?". Dont get me wrong....i actually think some comments like that are amusing...but do they deserve a point for it?
Just my thoughts...