The forum has to move to a ranking based system where content is ranked according to its value.
On my blog, I attached at the end of each article a "Rate This" star system where people rank the article without identifying themselves. So the ranking shows me if the content was valuable, and it shows how many people voted.
This helps me understand what traders perceive as valuable content or BS.
F.IO Members should be able to rank what is written without identifying themselves as well.
Make a three star system: 1. This helped me 2. Somehow helped 3. No Value.
Show how many people voted for each category, and what is the total star score for each member.
This would give people feedback about their own content and make people put an extra effort.
Content is King.
My 2 cents.
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I just don't understand the point of this. What is the point of scarcity? Suppose you have given all your allotted gold Thanks -- 5 or whatever -- and then a sixth, really, really great post comes along? Do you just say, Oh well, my bank is empty, so I can't give this one a "gold"?
Why is this a good idea?
I understand scarcity in an economic context. You pay more for things that are valuable and in short supply. What you pay is a way of rationing the scarce resource. That's easy to understand.
I don't understand why it is a good idea to make recognition for good contributions into something that has to be scarce. Sure, not everything is equally good, and some things are outstanding, and yes, it would be nice to say so. (You could, for example, say so in a post of your own. It would probably convey something, too.)
I am very much in favor of giving recognition to people. I don't get the idea of restricting it.
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I just want to say that I personally don't find the idea of 'scarcity' viable.
It may be that I am perhaps coming from a philosophical stance on this but I believe that the scarcity route always leads to negativity. I always tend to encourage people to think in terms of abundance rather than of scarcity.
A more general question: what's wrong with the current 'thanks' system? (Am I opening a can of worms? )
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The following suggestion may or may not have been already put forward, but how about complementing the current thanks function with a bookmark function: have the ability to bookmark a specific post (in addition to threads you subscribe to), and see how many people have bookmarked that post.
One may want to thank a post for its contribution but not necessarily bookmark it, and viceversa.
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