I was wondering why OTN does not offer free online training vouchers as a reward for forum participation. People invest time and effort to contribute to the Oracle community and help Oracle in various ways.
People may become more seriously about points, but perhaps also more serious about providing better answers. I think Oracle has nothing to loose but all to gain by giving away written awards combined with a voucher for online training. I cannot imaging that Oracle would loose any paying customer over such a strategy.