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Discussion on: How do you feel about chasing internet points, badges and the gamification of everything?

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Zane Milakovic

I was once a game designer, so I have thought about gamification some. I feel that regardless of everything said and any good/bad ideas, the focus should be on what @ben and the rest of the community want to emulate. In other words, do you want to force collaboration and discussion, are you ok to sacrifice quantity for it happening naturally?

Games typically use mechanics to create feedback loops, which are typically rewards. Same deal as a mouse solving the maze to get the cheese.

I do think rewards are good. They just need to feel worth it, and the player needs to have there time respected.