First off, I apologize if this doesn't make as much sense as it should- I'm a bit sick, on some whoozy medications and its 4:30 in the morning.
Now, that I'm past the preface, I want to briefly discuss points, leaderboard and this game in a pretty simple matter.
#1) The game ends with an EVOKATION. That takes work, effort and time. Point hoggers, hundreds of picture rankers, people doing other scamming I'll rank yours if you rank mine stuff cannot win the game even if they are thousands of points ahead. No evokation, no plan to change the world = no winning.
#2) Leaderboards: Yes, I'm high on the rank list, I will not lie. But- someone with few points can win. They can come up with a plan, post it and it be absolutely amazing. Just because one is quiet does not mean their intellect, vision and power is not great. The mouse can do great things in the presence of lions.
#3) My Inbox: I cannot read all my mail. I am 183 messages behind, adding a job, fulltime school, and actual game play-research and reading I am working hard just to keep up with those I am personally following. Everyone is important to me, I just simply am doing a bit random and a bit of EVOKING according to interest. Please forgive me. If there is something you absolutely positively want me to see: its probably better to leave a comment on my main page with a brief explanation of the topic and why. Much more likely to take a look.
#4) Value: People do rank more based on value. I see it from my posts, I see it in how I rank others. I do not rank everything, but I do take time to rank things that stand out as important, knowledgeable and generally awesome. Power and complements I do not take lightly.
Overall- breathe. Points and ranking and the politics of friendsharing, inbox, all of those things... it is a part of the structure but not a part of the final point.
If you are working with others, if you are planning a vision, if you are finding a vision to help, if you are dedicated to helping others, if you are providing resources and ideas to others- you can do well. You may be a mouse, or you may be a lion... but in the end, you will have won in your own way.
Making a difference is the point. Discovering, creating and making allies is the ultimate prize.
So relax, enjoy and do what you can do.
The secret is the power is there no matter what the numbers say. Everyone is innately powerful. All the important people know that.