Medals in the MSDN Forums .. what do they mean?

If you are a regular user of the MSDN Forums then you may (or may not?) that each user is granted a number of "medals" (they used to be stars, for the old timers).
Well, I’ve taken a sneak peak through the members list, and deduced that medals = points.
 
Exactly how many points you have depend on a lot of things, including posts, answers, "helpful" tags and how "popular" your threads are.
 
I have got the following list though:
  • 0 Medals – 0 points (1 or 2 posts)
  • 1 Medal – 10 points (usually 1-5 posts)
  • 2 Medals – 750 points (roughly 30 "answers")
  • 3 Medals – 2,000 points (roughly 150 "answers")
  • 4 Medals – 7,500 points (roughly 300 – 500 answers)
  • 5 Medals – 50,000 points (roughly 1000 answers)

To find your own account (and how many "points" you have) you can use the search page.