I used to have a feature on vb that was topic of the week. Members could nominate their favorite topic each week and then a tally/poll would show the “votes/nominations” and which topic was nominated the most by peers ie. 1st, 2nd, and so on. I liked this because new readers could quickly read the best topics each week that weren’t based on post reply count or views. If I remember correctly, the original poster that created the best topic of the week received a badge. It was a separate forum category and each week it would show each member’s nomination and tally them up and show the amount of nominations a thread topic received.
Any thoughts on the usefulness or uselessness of this? Is this too similar to upvotes/downvotes? Not entirely sure if there is something already like this and I missed it. Learning daily. Just today I realized the welcome pm still had a discourse link. I never saw it before. oops.