I’m pretty sure they are still trying to fix the problem of getting points for posts. I for one really don’t care about points. No one should really care about the points or make that there major goal. The goal is actually caring and wanting to help animals etc. including replying to people in need of help themselves even without the points. Sometimes I do the actions and requests points but a lot of times even when I am prompted by the actions I won’t even bother submitting for points as that isn’t the point!
I rather forget what the old site looked like, however I do remember my reaction to the new site wasn’t a bad one (not like fb’s alternative site…which I choose to kept the old) so I would say it is pretty decent.
I do think if they still had points available for forum comments that it might be more of an assentive for individuals to use the site, which could help new vegetarians/vegans gain knowledge and have support.