You know, I had always wondered why some people's names were on fire on the old version of the site. Well, now I know, and knowing is half the battle.
It was brought to my attention today that we may need a subject devoted to what these are. It seems every time we have a new member, the question gets asked so here ya go newbies!
As of right now they don't mean anything. You get them for posting, but right now you can't do anything with them. Before Webby had it so that you could buy new Avatars or make your name flaming with a certain color.
I'm sure eventually when things slow down for him he will make a use for them. Until then just watch yourself rack up the bucks and think how many you'll have to spend when they actually mean something!