Badges for gamification


(Andrea Roberts) #1

I’m new to Discourse and I’m curious why there are no badges for creating your first topic or answering your first question? Also, what are the +New badges all about?

Thanks,


(Jeff Atwood) #2

You generally want badges to be based on other people’s reactions to content, otherwise you are rewarding behavior that may not be a net positive to your community.

In other words, don’t congratulate someone for merely posting, congratulate them for the first post that gets a like…


(Andrea Roberts) #3

Ah, I see the logic. Just starting our board out - I’d want to reward for merely posting, but I see the ultimate goal you have in mind here. Thanks!