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Comments October 13, 2008

Why “Points” Are Bad For Your Board

Filed under: Board Management, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 8:59 am CommentsComments (5) 

Human beings being, well, human :lol: like to be rewarded. Many boards use a points or karma system to reward frequent or effective members of their community. The problem in my opinion is, however, that whenever there is a reward to be gained, people (again, being human) will look for shortcuts or ways to “game” the system. That can have a negative impact on your board. Is it worth setting some sort of reward point system up on your board? What can be gained or lost as a result?

In this post I will share some experiences as a board participant as well as a board owner. I would love to hear your stories as well; the comment form is always open. As long as you can manage to click the right checkbox. ;-)

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