Can pts be deleted, or can a user account be locked to not accept pts? I have noticed that users who obtain too many pts lose their turnips and get a pair of golden testes instead. I try to tell posters to read manuals, do their own homework, stop doing it wrong when they are doing it wrong but despite my best efforts I still get pts on my account. Hopefully I don't think I have any chance of getting a gray shriveled turnip or anything worse.
I would also like to suggest that the status is changed. Even if you turn the legend off as shown in this [most excellent tip|http://forums.oracle.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=3236109#3236109], the status shows up elsewhere. For Newbie which is both inaccurate and somewhat insulting can we use Pointless, since it is a bit more accurate and a useful commentary on the pts feature. Journeyman could possibly read Likely Cranky and Sarcastic instead.