I think you should get rid of the # of posts all together. I suggest you should make up two titles, but don't put the number of posts. So, the post count is an internal thing, and then when it reaches a certain number in your database, you give a title. For example, from 1-500, everyone is a "LSD Newbie" and if someone reaches 500 posts, you label them as "LSD expert." And no more levels after that. There are only 2 titles and that's it. This way the # of posts is irrelavent, because no one can see them, and you only have one level. This will prevent frivolous posts to jack up the count. You probably will scare away some people but it wouldn't matter. You will be kind of getting rid of the excess fat. The people that really care about this board will stay.