re: Points policy change thoughts
Kneejerk reaction: I don't think that changing the international mooching costs is a good plan. At all. I'm from the UK, a good three quarters of people mooching from me are international, and nearly every single one of the mooches I DO are international. I agree with the others who've said that cutting the extra points would make getting books next to impossible - I just wouldn't have the points.
(I don't now, honestly. CURSE YOU HOARDING TENDENCIES.)
Honestly, I don't think the points system is broken. I think some of the users hideously abuse the system - I have a number of books on my pending list that have been there for a year because people JUST WON'T SEND THEM - but that isn't something that can be fixed by the management, really. I quite like the points system the way it is.