I noticed that I have 37 credits on this site. What does that mean? Are we rewarded with MR points if we reach a certain level? And why the badges? I seem to have accumulated a bunch, but don't quite understand the purpose? I use this site a lot and love the information you all give, so I am part of the community. I realize that there doesn't have to actually be a purpose, this can be just for fun, but still, I just wonder what it all means? Like the meaning of life, are these life quests for Marriott users ? Thanks for all your generous information and answers to questions. Bravo to all.
The points and badges you speak of refer to the gamification of the forum. This community's lifeblood is the degree to which folks are engaging with one another, and this provides a fun and interactive way to assess how active you've been within the site. From badges earned for certain activity to credits earned for consistent posting and presence, these things are a fun way to showcase how involved our community really is!
I hope this helps clarify.