In the latest version of vB, you can set it up many different ways.
For example, here's some ways it can be used:
- Only positive points given by the general membership.
- Negative points only given by Mods/Admins.
- The amount of points given in a day can be limited.
- Member's reputation can give them more "giving" power.
- Some members can be excluded from giving points.
- Etc., there's lots of ways that it can be used.
One thing that I really like with the newest system is that Mods/Admins can give negative points and when/if a member hits a certain level with negative points, the system can be set up to do a temp or permanent ban.
As we move forward, this still might be something that we use.