I would be curious to see if @thrivegiraffe and the Thank Ape Board have some top lessons learned from the various contribution types they’ve rewarded over the past year.
While their program expands beyond just the Forum, they have a similar leaderboard structure with some rewards geared towards specific Forum milestones.
I’m personally more interested in the “higher difficulty” milestones (something like a constructive comment that leads to an author making an edit to their proposal) rather than some of the more simple milestones such as liking a post. However, these “higher difficulty” milestones are likely harder to track and might be out of scope for the suggested Form plug-in.
Not many active voters are here on discourse, would love to see quality over quantity here on discourse. More number of people proposing new and unique ideas, feedback and general discussion. After all this is a forum, everything accounted here for would be better instead of general talks over other mediums where things often get lost and forgotten; twitter discussions over spaces and discord.
Would love to see how you can gamify the forums
Gamification does nothing in the long run imo. Similar to a play to earn ecosystem, you will most likely attract bots or people that will game the system to extract as much rewards as possible without giving real thought on how to contribute. Yes, it will pump the numbers of activity, but not much apart from that.
We also already have the Thank Ape reward system in place.