Way to edit your post while I'm busy replying to it
That's definitely possible for the future (awards and featured projects), and vaguely related to some of the "additional functionality" I was tempted to go into earlier. What I had in mind was more like...helping User A figure out if they actually want to work with User B. That is, does User B flake out on projects, does he code well, is he annoying...do projects User A start usually end up finishing, do they suffer from feature creep, do they get a lot of pageviews/attention, etc.
Thanks for the welcome! I admit I'm not a regular reader of this forum, but was looking for a service that did something similar to what I wanted to uh, streamline/optimize with a dedicated website.