|Think about Loose Coupling|
XP for CBby jonnyfolk (Vicar)
|on Jun 06, 2003 at 13:48 UTC||Need Help??|
Oh well, it's Friday and there hasn't been a new discussion for a while so here goes...
We have all (I guess) at certain times been to the CB and called out a question rather than using the more formal SOPW. Well it's true that sometimes a question can go unheeded but generally folks take the time to answer the question and answer it very well
The problem is that after all the discussion and advice it feels a bit weak just to sign off saying "thanks castaway", or "cheers, Podmaster". Another side to the CB is that it can be a flippin' good read, and if a good point is made we quite often see the comment "++tye" or whoever.
What it would be nice to do would be to award XP to the CB when I benefit from it either by getting questions answered or simply by being entertained.
The way that I am thinking is that if someone voted ++ for the CB then the last x (five, ten, whatever) posters would receive an XP. It would be a bit like tossing a coin into the crowd. It's true that sometimes the XP might not hit the intended target, but for me that's not a problem
I was thinking that if a straight voting system couldn't be implemented then the relatively new and promising im2 might be used to implement something of this nature
I was wondering if the other monks found the idea interesting/useful?