Wow, that's actually more than a little embarrassing! I never thought of it as a contest, or as a matter of "beating" anybody. When I reached the point where I had actually gained some knowledge to share, I just wanted to "pay it forward" a bit as countless others have helped me over the years.
Hopefully, the activity (besides the occasional lively debate ) on these forums is a valuable resource for, and is helpful to, other Dreamhost users. That's why I hang out here as much as I do, and answer posts when I can.