Just thought I'd throw in my opinion here. As pokemaster said, most of the points go to the receiver of the upvote, rather than the giver, so even if they vote everything up, they still will be behind everyone else. the scale of what is considered a lot of points would raise because all of our points will go up. By this, cheating the system by voting everything up ends up working against you if you want to get a higher rank. I think it's fine the way it is with the 1+ point for voting up answers. The alternative would be people voting down other answers for no real reason, and since the receiver loses more points than the person who voted it down, it would lead to a lot of needless downvotes. That being said, the points really aren't that important aside from mod/editor privileges which Pokemaster could easily reset the standards for. If a ton of people end up getting points by voting up, rather than answering good questions and proving that they are reliable, pokemaster could easily just choose not to give them editing power.