: 4537 | 107851 | 12223

Reward and Motivate People to Answer Forum Posts 
Use this IdeaSpace on how to improve the Lotus section of the developerWorks site.

: 35
: 35
: 0
: Lotus Technical Information / Community
: forums
: Kathy Brown231 23 Mar 2010
:
: / Email
Reward people for posting answers to forum questions in a manner similar to (or integrated with) the developerWorks Autho Achievement Recognition Program.
 
Even better, users could vote on forum answers, helping readers when there are multiple answers, and authors getting a certain number of votes get recognition for their contribution to the forums.



1) Joyce Davis532 (23 Mar 2010)
Great idea! I'd be interested to hear what you and others think about how other sites have instituted these types of reward-based systems (e.g. Yahoo Answers, Get Satisfaction). What features are ESSENTIAL vs. nice-to-have?
2) Peter Presnell26511 (23 Mar 2010)
I would suggest reward may be as simple as providing some form of recognition for those that make the effort to contribute to the forums. e.g. I use it as one of the criteria for selecting people for my "Lotus Legends".
3) David Hablewitz14352 (18 Jun 2010)
You mean award a title like they did with the Dog Pound on Lotus411?
(Reminds me of a Cheers episode where Woody asked for a raise and was given a title instead)

However, voting on answers is not so valuable. A better answer may not get posted before people start voting, so an answer may appear unpopular when it was just posted after voters visited. Also, "foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds". A great quote that means the most popular is often not the best . (consider Lotus Notes vs. MS Outlook as an example)

Kathy, I'm giving you a "thumbs up" for the titles of recognition. Throw out the voting.
4) Bill Malchisky9100 (08 Jul 2010)
Rewards...How about a pair of Kathy Brown signed Brooks running shoes? :)

Like the concept...though. It's tough to actively contribute to all of the wonderful places people can do to post a question or response. So, this might help boost some sites needing a bit more traffic.










:
:

Welcome to IdeaJam™


You can run IdeaJam™ in your company. It's easy to install, setup and customize. Your employees, partners and customers will immediately see results.

Use IdeaJam to:

  • Collect ideas from employees
  • Solicit feedback and suggestions from employees and customers
  • Run innovation contests and competitions
  • Validate concepts
  • Use the power of "crowd-sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top

IdeaJam™ works with:

  • IBM Connections
  • IBM Lotus Quickr
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Websphere Portal
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • and other applications.

IdeaJam has an extensive set of widgets and API's that allow you to extend and integrate IdeaJam™ with other applications.

Learn more about IdeaJam >>


1
Inbox Zero for Notes
5
XWork Server Community Edition
7
Allow groups, domains etc. to be used to set background or ink colours in the ($inbox)
4
Allow more than Database Icons on the Workspace?
6
Dynamic favicon
9
Save snoozed alarms
6
Add functionality in IdeaJam to Automatically create an SPR for the enhancement request with IBM
18
One-click way to add participants to a Lotus Notes Meeting Invite
3
Sametime group chat with all meeting invites
7
Make Notes Not Crash when Home Server is Down / Restarts
0
Add Signature to new calendar entry
8
Clicking the Quickflag icon on an already flagged e-mail should remove the flag
5
Propose to download attachments before forwarding mail (Android)
-3
put sent items in folders
3
Traveler refresh by pull down
-2
Provide A doc-Load option in each object to load just the first 40k of rich text fields in a doc
36
Calendar current time visual indicator
22
IBM needs to implement some of the ideas on this site
-1
Allow more granular control of the Database Administrators security setting on the server document for roaming upgrade
6
Message Recall available to Administrators (SPR # Included)
3
Have the "Folder" column of the "All Docs" view also available in iNotes
3
I wish evaluate() would throw errors (again)
6
Replication and Sync Sametime contacts
5
Allow predefined notifications to be sent automatically when a task is completed in an Activity
4
I wish @Eval returned errors much like other @Functions






IdeaJam developed by

Elguji Software Logo