Is this part of the current trend where everything of society has to be placed in league tables and provoke a competitive spirit amongst the membership?
For myself, I have no interest where I sit in any nominative league. I come on here and look around. If I can make what I consider a useful contribution, I make it and that's it as far as I'm concerned. I don't expect any laudation or bouquets.
I've joined a couple of other forums lately, both of which were based on the same software (vBulletin I think) and the both had statistics for each user stating how many posts they had made, with rankings like "Frequent Contributor". It makes it look like a competition. Just not appropriate.