What are all the things you can do here, besides read reviews and talk on forums? Can you be banned or suspended? Whats the whole points thing? How do people have colored names? Sorry for all the questions, im just curious. Also are there moderators here?
My understanding it that you get points for any contributions to make to the site, not forum posts but actual contributions to the "wiki" type part of the site.
The only thing I know about points is that getting 1000 let's you bypass moderation so you don't have to wait for your contributions to get submitted.
Points a i believe are awarded for editing the Wiki sections of the website. You can basically edit, improve and add sections to the site relating to games. So if a game is missing information about a specific character then you could add that character and their details to the website.
GiantBomb to me basically is a wiki dedicated to games and community relatded interaction. It's like a big mass of information in one place, awesome idea for a website in my opinion.