Not much. It's like a popularity contest I guess. This rep system has existed since the beginning but stopped at the end of 2005 and now it's brought back. That's why all the "old" memberrs have all these points.
lol, but I wouldn't be able to find like 50 of them because they were just really occassional posters like my friend or some guy up in the gold coast...whose username is entirely forgotten by my poor memory.