Do you not find this sufficient?
We're doing some initial research to potentially expand these!Do you not find this sufficient?
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I love that you mentioned Points, we are definitely looking into this and we agree, Points could be a vital part of forum engagement and activity-based pointing could be the way to go.Trophies are a mute point to most. But was resently in a conversation with a newer member who stated seeing a high trophy count on a member gave him confidence that the person had given good feedback on the forum. Yes, there are those who reply to just about anything, but on my forums that's a small amount. There's a group on almost every forum that give accurate answers to the issue or concern being posted, new member seek their input. I would actually like to see the thopies expanded a little to include points for time a member has been on forum, each year gets you X amount of additional points, and points for posts for each thousand posts, 2k posts give you an additional X amount of points, 3k gets you more, etc. Will most really care, no. But newer posters, at least on forums I'm part of, actually pay attention to this. Aren't new members normally seeking good feedback, yes. So let them at a glance see who the senior members are.
But how does one put that into code, to automatically award points?a simple click on user, then take a quick glance at a few of the member's replies, this answers the question if the poster knows topics or just posting to post. Takes all of about 10 seconds. Works well for me on VS forums.
Trophies/points can be a valuable tool creating engagement amongst members..So my question to all, do you feel points/trophies benefits a new user or just inflates a poster's ego that has a lot of post. After several conversations with new members, I see it as a tool to grow sites.
This can be an invaluable tool if built upon and used.Trophies/points can be a valuable tool creating engagement amongst members..
It can also be an ego booster to some.
Since the changeover, some of the older members in our community who ride under the "Seniority" rule are now seeing some younger/newer members' trophies/points going above them creating some commentary on it and creating a little more engagement.
When I am on I am seeing more and more dormant accounts coming back in and engaging in threads. Many of those old dormant accounts are first-time posters.
The engagement is definitely noticeable
Whilst I get the desire for discourse to keep forums alive, the trophies feel a bit FB to me.
Shiny veneer, but no depth.
Good thought, but how about likes received rather than likes given. A liked comment is one that normally help resolve a situation, shown in appreciation or is positive.Maybe a score that includes the likes given, amongst post count, and other factors, and shows on the persons avatar, or signature.
You are right, I was thinking as in likes given to a reply. But yes, likes received is a better way to describe what I was thinking. I'll put my brain to rest, and give myself a time out.Good thought, but how about likes received rather than likes given. A liked comment is one that normally help resolve a situation, shown in appreciation or is positive.