Everyone will notice they have less turkey legs today than yesterday.
I've adjusted the algorithm that awards them, and the change is retroactive. Previously, you got turkey legs for posting new comments or starting forum topics. That is no longer the case now. The only way to earn them is from up votes, and the only way to lose them is from down votes. Everyone was accumulating way too many of them for simply starting a thread or leaving a comment.
You might think, too many of them... They're not a limited resource, rather bytes on a server that are readily available. However, part of the goal with the system was for it to help moderate the community. New posters were getting legs too quickly, before they could get a feel for the community and voting privileges. Existing posters, who were disrespecting the community guidelines, had down votes essentially offset by posting in volume. These have been partially corrected now.
The threshold for starting a new thread in the forum has been bumped to
I am working on enabling voting for threads themselves in the forum, as well as re-thinking a few other aspects of the system—hopefully for the better.