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Offline ezForum

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Gamification of Forums?
« on: June 17, 2012, 10:12:44 pm »
I have seen some cool features lately from VanillaForums.com

They have two neat system one is member badges for doing certain tasks. I did build a mod for this for SMF called badge awards.

There other is reactions system.


What are your thoughts on gamification for forums? Do you think it is helpful for a community?

Offline lordbaron

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Re: Gamification of Forums?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 08:42:54 pm »
Yes, it's helpful for the community!

It's also a great way to encourage posting and submitting content to the forum. I all in for it and know for a fact that badge systems and other features that award members for posting, have positive effects.

Anyways, this should defiantly be something that comes out of the box with the forum software.

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Re: Gamification of Forums?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 06:32:23 pm »
XenForo does that badge thingy. I think it's a great idea to reward members because forum members like to brag.. Why not make them do productive things for the forum, in order to get badges, and then brag about that?