I suppose it’s a tradeoff then. But I think it’s better to only award amps for buying things (lots of online stores do this). Do we really need these amps to encourage us to post on these forums? Most of us would probably say no. We’re fans, so we’ll post whether we get something out of it or not. I feel amps should be more exclusive and not something that is given so easily as they are now.
Like I said earlier, I think it’s better not to get amp for creating threads because people won’t be tempted to make threads solely for amps. So far it doesn’t seem like a problem but I think that’s because most – if not all – of us are not spammers. It may get worse as more people join this site as many of you may be aware of this. You go to any forums and you’ll see several spammers making multiple threads for no reason at all (and they aren’t even bots).
Another thing they can implement, when the rewards system is announced, is to put a limit on how many amps you can spend per month. That way even if some people abuse the system to get tons of amps they wouldn’t be able to use it freely.