It benefits conscientious consumers because it doesn't penalize people as harshly for isolated late payments, but it's tougher than previous scoring methods on those who have repeated late payments.
Since many bookmarking sites such as Digg and Stumble Upon will penalize or possibly ban you for constantly submitting your own work, allowing your readers to do this might be a good idea.
Additionally, some search engines will actually penalize you in the ranking if it appears you are posting spam rather than informative content of use to visitors.
There were no government standards to adhere to and they didn't need anyone to tell them much less penalize them for not treating their animals humanely.
This was ratified on the 1st of February 1903, subject to a declaration by Great Britain that she did not consent to penalize bounty-fed sugar from the British colonies.