Fix Points System, especially about 'Mutual friends'

kazztan0325
  7 years ago
  6
  Considered

[1]
We community members should contribute to Mint Team and our Mint community.

I think we could contribute by 'adding hardware device' or 'adding software review'.

And I think we could contribute by 'adding new idea' or 'adding new tutorial'.

And I think we also could contribute by 'voting or adding comments to idea or tutorial which other members posted'.

But I don't think 'adding Mutual friends to oneself' is concerned directly with contribution.


[2]
What I wrote below are my feeling about the difficulty of our activities.

- 'Add a new Idea' and 'Add a new Tutorial' are not so easy.

- 'Voting or Adding Comments to idea or tutorial which other members posted' are not so difficult.

- 'Add a new Hardware device' and 'Add a Software review' are easy.

- 'Add someone as friend, and someone add oneself as friend, then become Mutual friends' is very easy.


[3]
I think about a part of Points System which is concerned with 'Mutual Friends' like below:

'Add someone as friend, and someone add oneself as friend, then become Mutual friends' is very easy; besides it is not concerned directly with contribution for Mint Team or Mint Community.

But it seems the relative density of 'Mutual friends' is heavier than other activities on Points System at present.


[4]
So I would like to suggest to fix the part of Points System which is concerned with 'Mutual Friends' like below:


Plan A:
one 'Mutual Friend' be added, just get 5 points.
(I'm not sure but it seems that one 'Mutual Friend' be added, can get about 20 points at present.)

By way of parentheses, the points of existent members would have to be re-calculated for doing justice to both existent members and new members in the future.
But I think it would be difficult to implement, that is a big problem.


Plan B:
Only the members who have exchanged comments with oneself on the thread of Ideas or Tutorials be able to become 'Mutual friends'.
Because I think it is strange that the members who have not exchanged comments with oneself on the thread of Ideas or Tutorials even be able to become 'Mutual friends'at present.

But I think it also would be difficult to implement, that is a big problem.


Plan C:, Plan D:,...I have not thought of them yet.


I would like to hear your opinion about this idea.
If you promote this idea, please share your plan (if any) with us.
If you demote this idea, please share your reason with us.
Latest comments
kazztan0325 6 years ago

@vincentv:
Thank you for your comments.

Fortunately, it seems no "pokemon game player" appears newly since I have posted this suggestion.
So I don't care about this issue any more.


dagon 7 years ago

So I actually get them "points" for one of them "friends". It kind of makes me feel a bit dirty... No seriously. There is a computer system to build and I get points for friends?... ;)
Plan X... No points for friends. I'm no collectible!


kazztan0325 7 years ago

Thanks all for your support and comments.

@bugz:
I agree with your opinion.
I also think the most important thing is how can we keep the 'quality' of contribution.
And I like your idea about the 'explanation' bar below Points, it's very nice.

@trollboy:
I didn't say Points System have unfairness.
I only would like to say "it seems the relative density of 'Mutual friends' is heavier than other activities on Points System at present. So what about making the relative density of 'Mutual friends' be lighter than the present state".

@compuman2004:
You are right.
We should contribute to Mint Team and Mint Community without concern for points.
But Points system has been an encouragement for members to contribute, this is one side of the fact, I think.


Tonya 7 years ago

I'm supporting Plan A.


efthialex 7 years ago

You got my vote kazztan0325.


trollboy 7 years ago

I fail to see the unfairness I'm afraid. We all get the same points for an action == fair. Whether you agree or disagree with the weightings given to each action is a different mater


bugz 7 years ago

I promote the idea of increasing `fairness` of the Points. However, if somebody is concerned and willing to have bigger Points Amount no matter of `quality` of contribution he will always try to gather more. That's human factor and I'm in doubt that it can be avoided. I.e. somebody writes the review for app like `great app` and other posts more detailed review.

I think that plan A can be strengthened by using the `explanation` bar below Points to have a visual picture how this Points ARE earned (i.e. share of mutual friends, tutorials, ideas etc).


Tonya 7 years ago

I agree that Points System concerning "Mutual friends" should be fixed.
Plan A is good as well as Plan B. The only thing is their implementation.