Do you think that it is a wise idea to give prizes for posts, something like getting paid for writing articles ?
What will you offer in such cases ? Do you think you can tempt people enough with such offers ?
How about badges ? A lot of people like that. In fact, that is how community used to work since some time.
admin In fact, that is how community used to work since some time.
That has always been a motivation. I still love it. Not in the sense how a kid likes one. But people like recognition, awards.
Abhi Not in the sense how a kid likes one.
Ha ha. All of us have a kid inside
Abhi But people like recognition, awards.
Do you doubt it ? Look at things people do for likes in Facebook, Instagram etc
Abhi a motivation
These days there are rank badges, points, money etc replacing the old reputation / karma system. If you go to websites like Stack Exchange or AskUbuntu, those very brilliant people will still beg you for an up vote or ask you approve the answer.
Let us not talk about it. Those guys are real genius. Their knowledge is unparalleled. But still they fall for the like hunting thing. But if that is a reward for the great work they are doing. I am fine with it.
Some of them go rogue and down vote other answers to get selected as the best answer.
Spoils the whole spirit of helping each other. They work as a team. What do we call them, bullies ?
Abhi Spoils the whole spirit of helping each other.
There is always the other side of the coin. There is nothing we can do about it.
I am happy that we can flag such activities. Moderators can curb such practices to a great extent.
Their mods are good. I have seen them operate first hand.
On the flip side, whilst Stack Overflow is a great resource, it's also well known for it's rudeness and is full of trolls
Even Stack Overflow themselves are well aware of these issues, yet choose to do nothing about them.
I used to actively contribute on Stack Overflow, but no longer. I actually deleted my account, plus all the posts and knowledge I combined over the years. It's another reason why I created Phenomlab.com - to remove the stigma and treat everyone from all walks of life and technical abilities as equals.
phenomlab I actually deleted my account, plus all the posts and knowledge I combined over the years.
That must be a hard decision.
phenomlab it's also well known for it's rudeness and is full of trolls
When we create a community, all types of people get in.
phenomlab Stack Overflow is a great resource,
It still is. I like the way they play with badges and privileges.
Abhi That must be a hard decision.
Yes - wasn't easy, but the decision was based on principles. I did the same thing at peerlyst.com