{start rant} I did not work hard to slowly, but organically build my influence in order to use it to boost people's ranks in silly contests, to hock bad ideas or to retweet stuff I don't care about! {/end rant} I really hate the activity that comes out of an obsession with numbers. Think QUALITY, people, not QUANTITY. It's a long term play. The other stuff is fleeting and meaningless. Really.