Overhauling the Points System
I was going to put this in a blog entry but decided that it would look more community-oriented if I put it in a forum post. V and Manoki, especially the former, have been beating me over the head in email about the points system--how I'm never going to be able to keep up with the points stories at this rate. I fear that V is right.
Now let me say this right off the top:
NO ONE IS GOING TO LOSE THE POINTS THEY HAVE NOW, NOR THE RIGHT TO REQUEST STORIES WITH THE POINTS THEY HAVE NOW.
What we need to change is the way points are awarded. Right now, you get a point a post. People also get 5 points per referral.
This is what I wrote V and Manoki:
My original goal:
Encouraging participation, period
--I think we've achieved that goal, and as long as I keep writing and participating, that should continue.
My goals now:
1. Encouraging traffic
2. Encouraging referrals and widening the story base (see #1)
3. Encouraging me, but that's third by a wide margin.
So I'm throwing the floor open for ideas. What say you, gals and pals?