Right now the awarding of status points is based on a number of different types of activities: posting & responding, correct or helpful answers, creating information (docs, blogs), etc. We wanted it to be broad so that it would cover a number of types of contributions. Not everyone in a community wants to participate in the same way and we wanted to be able to give points for all types of contributions. However, we can certainly revise this and only give points for correctly answer discussion questions or helpful responses to discussion questions -- but we want to make sure this is what the majority of you feel would truly reduce the gaming aspect.
Everyone has a chance to weigh in and we'll move forward with the majority ruling.