Quality over quantity my friend. Don't worry just b/c you lost the special number under your name, that doesn't mean squat. Its the quality of your posts that count. You will find that you will be able to express the fact that you have been on this forum for a long time through the maturity and wisdom that you express through your posts. I've learned that my responses have gotten better over my short time here.
Some people will be able to have numbers over 1000 under their name but a good 3/4 of that could just be irrelevant nonsense. And then their are others who make good use of their posts and it shows through their responses.
Half my posts fit into the "irrelevent nonsense" section
but I'm still learning.
I feel really weird saying that and almost feel like I don't deserve to, being so new and all, but its just something I've realised.