Don't ask me. I think it's just the forum defaults.
If it would be me, leveling should be disabled. And the post-count display should be disabled as well.
Leveling and post-count implies some kind of status, and that pure bullshit. Just because User A as xhundret posts and the other has just 20 does not mean a shit about the skill / experience / whatnot. It just sais that user A have more time to kill than user B
Nils \<---- forum anarchist