10 years ago
Look forward to seeing that Clem. :)
We can also innovate further and add something like achievements with negative points:
3 or more ideas with a negative score: -5 points.
These are achievements you don't want... and that can keep people from posting bad ideas, or at least push them in deleting them when they're not popular.
Just to give an example on the idea module, some of the achievements could be:
Submit an idea: 5 points
Comment an idea: 5 points
Promote an idea: 5 points
Have an idea reach a score of 10: 10 points
Have the total score of all your ideas reach 200: 50 points
You "unlock" achievements, i.e. you keep them permanently and you only get them once. They show a record of how far you went in the game, i.e. using the module. So in this example you can see achievements for getting familiar with the system (commenting an idea, submiting an idea..) but also achievements for bringing something to the community (for instance, reach a score of 10, etc..).
Where it gets really interesting is when you can not only see people's overall score, but also the breakdown of their achievements, when they got them, and do theirs compare to yours, and on the ones you have and don't have, what's the proportion of users having/not_having them :)
It's completely ridiculous but if you're even just a tad bit competitive this is going to get you completely addicted :)
This is planned. The implementation will be different though, and inspired from the Xbox 360 achievements system. Modules will be similar to games under the xbox and each module will provide a set of achievements which in turn will provide a number of points. This system is proven to be one of the best community motivation system and it'll be a lot of fun using it (and implementing it :)).
but any points scheme must be carefully implemented so as not to deter people from submitting their ideas
Mdyter makes an interesting suggestion points for Ideas implemented.
Considering that Linux and specially Ubuntu is all about community and sharing, we must be very careful about these "competitive" activities. Users should be stimulated to help others, and not to promoting themselves somewhat selfishly. But I like the idea to identify active users and to stimulate participation and sharing.
I think users should be thanked for suggesting ideas, even if they are bad, and given extra points if the idea gets positive reviews. In my eyes points shouldn't be removed.
would it be enough if score depends on how many implemented ideas that user had wrote?
maybe people will not give an idea because they don't want to damage their score, just like ebay used to be