I think that maybe a explicit punctuation might change someone's behavior when rating up/down someone. And knowing that you get X points for doing something may trigger you to do so even when it is not your real intention.
So have you guys ever thought or implemented a system of classes of reputation?
It would be like:
- The system calculates how many points one has based on how many posts the person has + how many upvotes/downvotes he has issued/received + etc
- Then it classifies this punctuation based on a table of ranged values like:
0 ~100 : Reputation = "Apprentice"
100 ~ 200: Reputation = "Novice"
500 ~ 600: Reputation = "Warrior"
greater than 5000: Reputation = "Boss"
Maybe this kind of level up system feels more game-like and more rewarding in a long term period.
This way, I expect each one will care less about how many points he get when doing something (for example signing in), and really starts doing it because it was really needed or he thought it was right to do so.
Edited by kuramayoko10, 13 November 2012 - 06:30 AM.