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Suggestions For More Trophy Options/ Criteria

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Brogan, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Contrary to my previous opinion, I have now decided that I will utilise the Trophy Points system once we migrate over to XenForo.

    The reason for this is it's a great way to get your community up and running quickly, learn the new features and to get people more involved.

    For starters I plan to delete all the old avatars (waits for expressions of outrage) and encourage everyone to upload a new one, taking advantage of the larger images which are possible in XF.
    I will create a thread explaining how to add a new avatar and along with that I will create a new trophy for adding an avatar, assuming of course this is possible.

    Once people realise they can gain points for simply adding an avatar then I anticipate many more members will do so, thereby encouraging active participation

    So this thread is for discussion on how to engage people and what ideas you have for trophy points.

    My initial trophies will be
    • Upload an avatar - 1 point
    • Post a message - 1 point
    • First like received - 5 points
    • First like given - 5 points
    Anyone else got any good ideas?

    Edit: Since posting this thread, it's now clear exactly what criteria trophies can be awarded for - currently days, messages, likes (received) or trophy points. This thread therefore is now for suggestions.
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  2. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    What about a trophy for giving your first 5 likes - say another 5 points in your schema. Many members won't be used to giving out likes and will be stingy with them. Getting them accustomed to giving props for good posts would go a long way towards making the Trophy Points valuable across the board so to speak.
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  3. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    A good Trophy would be for x number of friend invitations or referrals ... but XF doesn't have this feature :(
  4. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

    Very good idea!
    Why not post it as a suggestion?
  5. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    I mentioned it a few times ...

    it seems that most see little value in features that work well for Facebook ... IPB has it though :)
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I definitely will need a referral or invitation system if I open a new site. So if they guy don't code it in default in a future version, hopefully someone will code a mod for it pretty quick.
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  7. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Traveller award — after having made 10 posts in each of the forums they have access to
    Popular writer's award — after having started 20 threads that have more than 50 replies and 10 likes to the first post
    Nice guy award — after having given out 100 likes
    Debater's award — after having replied 5 or more times each to at least 30 threads
    Well-connected award — after having followed 30 people and have a minimum of 30 followers
    Thought leader's award — minimum 1000 posts, minimum 1:1 likes to posts ratio, minimum of 50 followers
    Good citizen's award — after having reported at least 15 posts that were later deleted
    Quick answers award — having made the first reply to at least 50 threads, and those first replies have at least 1 like
    Welcome committee award — after having made the first profile comment on at least 30 new users' profiles

    Awards for having logged in 7, 14, and 21 days consecutively
    Awards for having made at least one post per day for 7, 14, and 21 days consecutively
    An award for having filled out all profile fields/avatar/signature

    Just letting my imagination run wild. Most of these would probably require custom code.
  8. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    I think M&K should make it NOW and have us test it to see if we can get XF to 10,000 or even 100,000 members FASTER :D

    The number 1 feature is what I call and what Facebook mastered ... its called virolocity.

    Peggy ... How about we start a petition ? :)
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    let's do it!
  10. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    A widget in the sidebar that contains the Achievements/Trophies earned by an user, like:
    xuser has gained the trophie xxx
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  11. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    or even put their avatar on Top or Sidebar with Gold Silver and Bronze frame to indicate where they are in a running contest.
  12. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Another suggestion: a progress bar with percentage to reach for earn the next trophy (a good incentive for posting!)
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  13. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Trophies for writing articles in the article section is one of the possibilities. We already have a contest + prices there, but some seem to value online status more than a 'real' price.

    The problem with all this is that you again turn it into a contest to have the most points... I think this can undermine the value of the whole system (like what happened with the reputation system, at least on our forum).
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  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Which was my initial concern with the system and why I was considering not implementing it.

    For that reason I want to try and award trophies for reasons other than posting and likes, hence this thread to get some ideas.
  15. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    Also when user delete his avatar take 1 point back :D
  16. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    And when he/she misbehaves it's a total reset. Worse than an infraction point or even week ban :D
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  17. Darfuria

    Darfuria Active Member

    I like the ideas for trophies here. Looking forward to seeing how new trophies can be added.
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  18. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Haha, nice idea :p Though XenForo utilises a one-hit system where if you reach the milestone you're awarded it, even if you somehow drop below the milestone afterwards.
  19. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    Could it be possible to limit the amount of "likes" a person can give out on a daily basis?
    That way folks use them judiciously only on posts that they really like, that really deserve it.
  20. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, maybe a a trophy for good behavior.
    100 posts without an infraction
    500 posts without an infraction
    1000 posts without an infraction
    5000 posts without an infraction
    10000 posts without an infraction

    Or maybe make it time based.
    30 days without an infraction
    90 days without an infraction

    when you get an infraction... you go back to square one.
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