Something I’ve been wrestling with lately is how to recognize individuals in our community for liking, replying, being helpful, etc. Both on an ongoing (eg, each month) as well as for specific posts.
Discourse gives us a ton of interesting data about this kind of behavior, broken down by user. I was thinking of making some of this data public in order to recognize what people have done. However, I’d like to do so in an intentional way. I’m worried that by making some forum data public we’ll create some opportunities for gaming the system and it won’t be the result we want.
So I’m curious, how do folks out there expose data about what happens on the forum to the public? How do you find ways to reward people for their continued contributions over time? Would love pointers to any resources or posts suggesting one approach or another.