Summer Milestone 9 AngelaRichmondFuller Badge Type
Some participants on the platform are very good at announcing their contributions publicly and some are not. Many have large teams that reciprocate badging. Badges are often given to groups of people who are on Slack at the same time ideating together. This ends up disadvantaging those individuals who work at different times on the platform and on Slack than other participants.
A lot of work is being contributed by a lot of people but I think that in the current system the badges allocated are not an accurate representation amount of contributions. Some participants unfairly receive fewer badges than others who have been more vocal about their efforts. This may also have to do with the fact that most participants are not aware what is happening work-wise in areas other than their immediate interests. For example, some participants in #userresearch may not be on the #research-engineering channel and as a result are not aware of the amount of work going on in that other area and vice versa. There are very few people on this research project who have a clear idea of how much each individual is contributing. I don't think that page rank can do enough to counteract this, at this point.
I propose that the badge types should clearly defined and the parameters outlined.
What does each badge type mean?
Who can give out each badge type?
Should different badges be given different weightings?
My proposal: Limit the types of badges. Clearly define them. One hashtag indicated per bonus.ly badge submission. Rajan should give the #DRI badges at the end of each week. DRIs should allocate #milestonesubmission badges at the end of each week according to contributions If we want a further breakdown of the type of milestone submission on bonus.ly, then we could provide clearer hashtags such as #codingmilestone (instead of #codecontributions) #usertestingmilestone (instead of #usability) #etcmilestone Team members give each other #acknowledgements badges for support, joint ideation and feedback. Should this be broken down into types such as #acknowledgementideas #acknowledgementsupport #acknowledgementfeedback or #communityideas #communitysupport #communityfeedback ?? Some of the additional hashtags currently being used: ~risingstar