Everone knows that the points system on Perlmonks is just a bit of fun, but it does give me a warm feeling to login today and get:
You have 20 votes left today.
You gained 15 experience points, isn't that nice?
Congratulations, you have been promoted to Chaplain!
You have 598 points until level 12 - Deacon.
That is from 272 writeups in about a year-and-a-half.
I wish there was a site like perlmonks for PHP!