I agree with Joe here. This will cut down on the number of points someone gets towards goods if others vote that the post is worthy of something. As it stands now, I can be a Post Whore and get the cozy within a day without having one valid post.
What about the little things on like TFLN or FML, just little thumbs up or down by things instead of stars, they're quite small and could fit in between the TIME posted and REPLY on the header of each post.
No worries Joe. We need the criticism to make it perfect! I told my wife yesterday that I don't anticipate this site being exactly where I want it until the end of the year. Developers has already started eating up my retainer money!