Point System Design Doc

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on 12/5/2012 5:51:34 PM (12/5/2012 5:51:34 PM)
SolidStache | Mr. Big Shot

I would appreciate some feed back on what I am thinking about how the point system would work.

Logging in: 50 points

An article getting published: 500 points

Commenting on an article: 10

Creating a discussion (only once per day): 20

Creating a link (only once per day): 10 

Replying to a discussion: 5

Every time a user comments on an article, they receive 10 points for the first; every other post will receive less amount of points til it reaches 1. Each post must have at least 10 characters. These rules also apply to discussions.

For the point decay on comments and replies, I was thinking it be divided by half  and rounded up for every other post. (1st post = 10, 2nd = 5, 3rd = 3, 4th = 2, 5th = 1) this allows the user to get 21 points for only 5 posts for commenting on an article. Discussions and comments would have separate decay.

I created a sample title tree for a single title type and it is as follows.

Lurker Title Tree

The lurker title shows the user that they prefer to read other people's posts rather than post their own. Thus, the user must have shown lurker tendencies at least once during their membership to be able to get these titles.

Novice Lurker

Has less than a post a day for at least a week and has logged in everyday during this period. As long as the user has had done this once during their membership, they can start on the lurker tree of titles.

Cost: 500 points

Lurker

Has less than 5 posts a day and has logged in each day for a month. As long as this has occurred once during their membership, they can get this title.

Cost: 5000 points

Veteran Lurker

Has less than 25 posts a day and has logged in each day for a month. As long as this has occurred once during their membership, they can get this title.

Cost: 10,000 points

Master Lurker

Has less than 25 posts a day and has logged in each day for a month. As long as this has occurred once during their membership, they can get this title.

Cost: 50,000 points

 

Any suggestions? I haven't really looked at how long it would take for a user to get an entire tree, but I would like for it to require an active user that has been around for a long time to be able to get an entire tree.

I was just thinking, maybe certain titles can be acquired to increase the amount of points the user gets, but require many pre-requisites to receive? I think it would be fun to have titles give certain perks... Brain storming will be required.

on 12/5/2012 5:52:33 PM (12/5/2012 5:52:33 PM)
SolidStache | Mr. Big Shot

Forgot one thing, user liking your article will give the author one point.

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