I don't really know how this rating system works. I'm level 10, which makes me barely a member who can vote on MOTY. Yet, here are my contributions:
1) A former staff member with three articles, who participated in a MOTY, and worked as both a Game Auther and Forum Moderator (with three stickied threads).
2) A group in the Top 20 (and was in the Top 6).
3) A tutorial that was at one time the third most viewed tutorial on the site.
4) A member on the site for over 4 years with over 12,000 posts, belonging to 24 groups and having 37 friends and starting (granted, never finishing) several different mods.
5) I have posted 20 different news articles, 8 since v4 came about.
6) Holding userbars as Ex-Staff, Senior Member, and Old Timer, which are labels not chosen by me but by INtense.
So I don't know how things are calculated, but doesn't this amount of activity account for something a little more?