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Re: [Osdc-list] What comes after Rock Star?



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karsten Wade" <kwade redhat com>
> To: osdc-list redhat com
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:53:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [Osdc-list] What comes after Rock Star?
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:01:50AM -0400, Travis Kepley wrote:
> 
> > Ok, sorry if I misunderstood, I thought you were arguing that
> > statuses and achievements were the issue, not the actual name of the
> > achievements. I guess I misread your blog post and original
> > arguments on why lists are bad. So it's quite literally the term
> > 'rock star' that is the problem? I can dig that.
> 
> I admit to being on the fence about badges as a way to foster more
> community, but I'm willing to experiment with ideas and see.

I will continue the argument that I think they are not barriers to entry to most people, and serve as a way to foster more contributions to those who do care about them.  Otherwise, it's just a silly label that carries little weight.

But I think this kind of discussion is what we need, so much the better.

> 
> Regarding labels, it's not just 'rock star', it's really any label of
> that type. We might be able to adopt a different analogy - digger,
> planter, gardener, master gardener, etc. - but there is still some
> elitism built in there. Again, any list is not subjective and requires
> a legend to understand.

Yeah, I gotcha, not just rock star.  But terms like it.
> 
> Currently I'm thinking I'd like to see a rounded point accumulation
> with a + sign in front, which is often used to show karma
> ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moderation_system#User_moderation .)
> 
> Badges could simply appear like this:
> 
> +0
> +1
> +2
> +3
> +4
> +5
> +6
> +7
> +8
> +9
> +10
> +15
> +20
> +30
> +40
> +50
> +60
> +70
> +80
> +90
> +100
> +150
> +200
> ...

What's the difference in this?  Giving a number for rank vs a title for rank, how does that change things?  Because users are adding karma a la reddit or slashdot vs just actions that unlock karma?
> 
> Another way is to bundle e.g. groups of ten, groups of hundred, using
> an attractive but neutral icon set - as in the way eBay shows seller
> ratings. Oh, dear, I just brought us around to GOLD STARS. *horrors*
> 
> Maybe there is a nice icon set that smells of collaboration?
> 
> A toolset such as might be used by Habitat for Humanity? First 9
> points are a set of hammers, then you get screwdrivers, toolbet,
> toolbox, bigger toolbox, a truck of tools, two trucks, two trucks and
> a crew of LEGO workers, etc.[1]
> 
> - Karsten
> 
> [1] I wish we could use LEGO but I think it's more important to have
> the site be 100% remixable except for the Red Hat trademarks.
> 
> --
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