The last thumbs up I gave had a weight of 3.29444444 (repeating). Forum posts are given a weight of 1 (gallery images are given 0.25, reviews a weight of 1, wiki articles 0). Newly registered users start with 10, but you need 11 for your votes to count. You get an additional 1x voting power for every 360 reputation points you have (this is where the fractions come in, I believe). Finally, moderators get a boost of 1 (not admins though, so it doesn't apply to me).
Wow, I think NASA landed Curiosity on Mars with a less complicated algorithm.
Aw, shucks, thanks! If I had known that I was actually in the running for such an award, I would have gladly stepped aside. I find that these awards really do change a person, and usually not for the better. Pretty soon I'll be insisting that the studio sends a driver for me, demanding the finest table at any restaurant in town, having an entourage....you know, the usual things that accompany award winning success. One day I'll have an "altercation" with one of the paparazzi that will find me standing on the hood of a police car in my underwear screaming "Get away from me, mother f______'s!!! I'm a f_____ing Member of the Month on The Sand Trap!!!" After a well-publicized court case, I'll then being taken away to rehab.
Alas, Jetfan, my friend, I suspect you would handle this fame far better than I shall. You would likely find yourself in the running for the next Pope (hey, the last guy resigned, right? There's a chance for you), while I on the other hand will slide rapidly down the Lindsey Lohan Walk of Fame and soon find myself sleeping on the sidewalk in a pool of my own urine. Curses to all of you who voted reputation points! You're the root of my downfall!!!