Nicely addressed, Dan. And Jordan, thank you for bringing up this issue to public attention. You think like a true moderator. Unfortunately, you are involved with a hosting company, otherwise we would have invited you to join our mod team long time ago.
Returning to issue raised, not a lot of people see it, but we ARE keeping strict control over our content and we DEAL with each case individually. Such that if we notice a certain individual mass posting just to rack up the post count and get more points, we usually contact that person personally and make sure he understands the dangers of continuing such practice. Almost always they understand and slow down. As we've said numerous times, we will not tolerate such behavior and will keep the quality standards of this board as high as we can. Point system is complimentary, to say thank you to our members, reward them for their loyalty, it is not the "focus" of attention. Usually, those who see points as the ultimate reward and only that do not even get to the point of purchasing and eliminated much sooner. So far we were lucky not to have such concerns and only 2 members were banned for that, having multiple warnings behind their belts.
On a second note, look at it this way - those who are interested only in our Marketplace forums, they would usually calm down themselves once they purchase the right to advertise and it doesn't take many posts to get there to start with.