Giving "points for pleasant posting" defeats the information... not stated correctly, but close to where I want to go: The info can be found on this site via external search or the internal site search. The Library attached to the top of each forum has the "bible" and all of that has ALREADY been "voted" on via "recommend".
Touchy feelie "let's make it fair" whatever correctness is sought will not change a thing, and will only obfuscate a system that already finds, and elevates, valued content.
Personality massage is best served on social networks... and there are quite a few of those out there! (But try getting a straight webmaster centric question answered there!)