I am curious as to what the point is in earning badges and accumulating points?
I enjoy joining in discussions and it has garnered many contacts. However, I don't see the purpose to the points and badges. I had hoped that they would benefit me in some way, like receive free swag or maybe earn tuition and reduced cost invites to Dude conferences, etc...
As a Campus Champion I earned 50 points to use towards things in the dude shop, but other than that, there is no purpose to the point system.
So I am asking what do I earn by attaining so many points and badges (Detective, Oracle, Guru, etc..)
Looking forward to an answer. I know this is nota thought provoking question, but it is a valid one.