"Points? Quality instead of Quanity"
Seems to me that a huge quanity of points could possibly turn into a personal ego trip.
Please let me encourage the knowledgeable, experienced, well qualified in research, the historians, the genealogists to continue their tremendous help in assisting me to locate my ancestors and descendants. These wonderful people know who they are. Their journals have opened many doors for members who need you. I believe I can truthfully say that FamilyTreeCircles need you.
A well written, factual research journal about certain family, person, or area has sparked a familiarity that has led to members finding their ancestors.
All of our members, and I mean all, should contribute in journals. You may think, "I don't know what to say." "Write what you are thinking." Some member may very well pick it up and help you.
Do you have a story to share with members about a personal family member. An Aunt, An Uncle, Granpa, Granma. Please, give us the story! It's not all about dates, countries, deeds, wills, birth or death certificates. Of course these are very important when researching for an ancestor. Give as much information as you can.
Write from your memories. Write from your heart. Make us laugh, or shed a tear. What is more enjoyable than a human interest story?
Can the points! Abolish them! The points are empty anyway.
Let us concentrate on quality instead of quanity.