First, I want to apologize to any readers of my earlier post with a similar title. I was both unclear and woefully incomplete.
Mea Culpa. Mea obscura. Mea afinituda.
Second, mea fixa.
Many important posts/comments by me or anybody else will necessarily contain a lot of (or exclusively) social protocol, personal history, or other personal information. This is required to make person-to-person contact, to establish rapport, and credibility, and many other things that are too subtle for my limited social intelligence to articulate.
I was speaking of posts and comments whose sole and only purpose was to gain points. Let me give one example, this time. On at several forums/topics they count down numbers, or merely post their points. The count down is completely worthless, IMCUHO. The points posting is already handled by the SP software, and the omission of intelligence about the points by the posters averts a step of actually making contact with the other members.
I also was NOT denigrating the points system per se. It is the point system that got me to: publicly post blog articles, and comment on others blogs. I've learned a lot from each.
In any event, I've concluded that some of the things that I've been doing are not worth the effort towards my goals. So, for example, I will stop listening to SparkRadio, because all I get out of that is that the Radio jockettes have great voices, but I still will participate, from time to time in the oldies (music) fora. I also like the quizzes and trivia features because they actually cause me to think about things related to nutrition, fitness, and health, that I wouldn't otherwise think about. I also will still read articles, others blogs and comment. Etcetera.
BTW, I think that Coach Nicole and Chef Meg's videos and articles are great resources, And, I'm sure there are other things at SP, that I'm failing to recommend, here, as well.