5 votes

Reward system?

Could a reward system be added similar to Reddit coins but instead of buying them you earn them from being active on the website and from the quality of your content maybe by using the voting system and you could buy rewards for posts with them, it could be a bit like tildes own currency in a way, I’m personally a big fan of the Reddit coins but just don’t like how you have to buy them I think they should be something that is earn from using the website

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  1. [3]
    joelthelion
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    I'm very wary of systems that reward "being active". That's how you end up with a circlejerk of point-hungry drones like StackOverflow has. Tildes already has the "exemplary" tag, isn't that good...

    I'm very wary of systems that reward "being active". That's how you end up with a circlejerk of point-hungry drones like StackOverflow has.

    Tildes already has the "exemplary" tag, isn't that good enough?

    34 votes
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      Five
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      I think as long as the system works in a stable manner you wouldn’t have a problem

      I think as long as the system works in a stable manner you wouldn’t have a problem

      1. vakieh
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        There is literally no case on the internet where this hasn't gone terribly. Why not just reply to someone saying you like their comment/post? Why would an icon be any better a reward than a human...

        There is literally no case on the internet where this hasn't gone terribly. Why not just reply to someone saying you like their comment/post? Why would an icon be any better a reward than a human saying thankyou?

        5 votes
  2. EscReality
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    The original reddit gold, as it was released, was a great idea. I personally have nothing against users using gold as both a way to fund the site and reward great content. But as it stands now,...

    The original reddit gold, as it was released, was a great idea. I personally have nothing against users using gold as both a way to fund the site and reward great content. But as it stands now, it's just a bastardized version of what it should be and frankly it would be awful to see something like that here.

    14 votes
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    Bauke
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    Given that we have votes, and there's an issue to add the Exemplary label to topics that might do what you want. My only question is, why?

    Given that we have votes, and there's an issue to add the Exemplary label to topics that might do what you want. My only question is, why?

    9 votes
    1. [6]
      Five
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      I think some parts of the Reddit system are very good I like how people can get a reward for a post and I think the coins are a good idea but don’t like how you have to buy them think you should...

      I think some parts of the Reddit system are very good I like how people can get a reward for a post and I think the coins are a good idea but don’t like how you have to buy them think you should earn them over time

      1 vote
      1. [5]
        Bauke
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        Right, that's what you said in the original topic. I meant, why do you think it's a good idea? What makes you think giving people a pseudo-monetary reward (using the example of Reddit Coins) will...

        Right, that's what you said in the original topic. I meant, why do you think it's a good idea? What makes you think giving people a pseudo-monetary reward (using the example of Reddit Coins) will improve Tildes in a way?

        I think if we incentivize people to post by giving them this kind of reward, it would rather make people want to post more for the sake of posting (thus giving them a higher chance for this reward) instead of posting because they have found something interesting/post-worthy. Votes already do this but to a much lesser extent because they are almost completely meaningless, their only value is ever shown when compared to other comments/topics. Exemplaries are the same but just ever so slightly more rare (and they're really not that rare to be honest), and the real gain from an exemplary is that someone can commend you with a message.

        10 votes
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          Five
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          You wouldn’t get them every time you post depending on how many votes you get if you get say 10 votes you would get a coin or something like that like I said if the system was done right it would...

          You wouldn’t get them every time you post depending on how many votes you get if you get say 10 votes you would get a coin or something like that like I said if the system was done right it would be a good thing it wouldn’t be a thing to encourage people to post or comment just be active on the community

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            Bauke
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            Even if the intent isn't to encourage people to post more, that's what it will end up doing. Let's use your example of 10 votes for a coin, it would be easier for me to post 10 times and hope that...

            Even if the intent isn't to encourage people to post more, that's what it will end up doing. Let's use your example of 10 votes for a coin, it would be easier for me to post 10 times and hope that each one gets 1 vote than for me to post once and hope to get 10 votes. Designing systems with arbitrary limits like this is a very difficult thing to do because no matter what, it will get gamified and affect the quality of the entire site. (Something that the trust system will also suffer from when that starts getting fleshed out)

            I think I'd rather just have votes and exemplaries that carry little meaning and have a functional effect than a specific reward for some kind of arbitrary activity.

            9 votes
            1. Five
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              It’s not for everyone

              It’s not for everyone

          2. Nexu
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            surely: post or comment = active in the community

            it wouldn’t be a thing to encourage people to post or comment just be active on the community

            surely: post or comment = active in the community

            2 votes
  4. NaraVara
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    I am very much not a fan of systems for incentivizing or gamifying participation. In a well functioning forum, the enjoyment of finding interesting stuff online and having discussions should be...

    I am very much not a fan of systems for incentivizing or gamifying participation. In a well functioning forum, the enjoyment of finding interesting stuff online and having discussions should be its own "reward" and having some sort of incentivizing proxy for it just shifts the focus to the wrong places. To the developer, suddenly it becomes about having a "fair" reward system that works instead of ways to design the intended purpose of the site to feel rewarding and delightful. To the user it shifts activity from engaging with the site in a way that's emotionally satisfying to you to engaging in a way to get "points" or whatever.

    In some cases it's a necessary evil. Like you might need to prompt people to participate just to keep a steady stream of activity and content coming in. But for that I think votes and the "exemplary" labels are good enough at achieving the goal without losing sight of the essence behind what it is we're trying to do here.

    3 votes
  5. Halfloaf
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    I just stumbled upon the Glowforge user-level system, and think it may be appropriate to this conversation. I like that the system has a learning curve, specially because the forum revolves around...

    I just stumbled upon the Glowforge user-level system, and think it may be appropriate to this conversation.

    I like that the system has a learning curve, specially because the forum revolves around the use of a physical system, where experience can be necessary for safe usage and advice.

    2 votes
  6. stickman
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    Terrible idea but we could use some gold system to support the site, and 1 month later the quantity of gold won disappear and say something "received gold", and in the profile never show how many...

    Terrible idea but we could use some gold system to support the site, and 1 month later the quantity of gold won disappear and say something "received gold", and in the profile never show how many post it has with gold. This last part I think is important so we don't have nothing similar to karma.