1 point per asking a question, 2 per log in, 3 per question answered, 10 per best answer, 1-5 per star on each question you ask, and something I'm sure I'm forgetting somewhere. Oh, one per 'up' arrow you receive.
LOL, I wouldn't worry so much about it...Just answer & be yourself. :) But yeah, I mean, if you WANT ups & downs...then I guess you could try & get them? Really all this place is is info/help/advice/ Q&A... that's it! :) Oh, and sometimes making friends. :)