Be nice. Or else.
I'd really like to see profiles actually. Hacker News does a terrible job of this. Let the influencers achieve credibility. In return they'll post more.
"Let the influencers achieve credibility"
Do you mean showing their rank or karma? Kelly actually has some interesting ideas about how ranking that's a little more useful than straight-up karma.
Something more than karma would be good.
What about a ratio instead?
+1. Would be nice if I could, at the very least, have some kind of link in my profile for people to follow-up with me if they don’t want to ask for my contact info in a thread.