We have a Charisma point system in the forum. For detailed questions check the FAQ board. This section is for comments only.
Basically a user may read a member's post and if they thought it was very enlightening or beneficial then they click on the '+' to give a positive rating or if they felt the post was against forum rules or very bad then they give a '-'. The user can then make a comment about why they gave a negative or positive point to the user's Charisma.
What does a member have to post in order for you to give a positive charisma point?
I give points to any user that posts constructively. Their post does not necessarily have to benefit me, but if I know it will benefit someone else I will give a point for effort, especially if they have no points or few points. This way I know the user feels appreciated for their effort.
If a user has over a 100 points I do not give anymore unless it is something exceptional, moving, or ground breaking ;)
If the user has a high post count but under a hundred then the post has to be well placed.
So in the end I guess if it is a new user I will give liberally, but if it is a veteran user then they have to come good.
In the past I haven't been too generous with the Charisma points because... well.. frankly, I didn't really think about it much. Now that we are growing so fast, I'm trying to do better when I see a good post or someone greeting our newcomers frequently, I am adding to their points.
And I still get a smile when someone gives me points :)
I like the idea behind the charisma points and look at mine everyday to see if they have gone up/down. I have been more cautious of giving them out as well because I know how happy I feel when I get one. Very good system that I have not seen on any other forum!
I also like the whole idea of charisma points. While I am not as diligent about handing them out as others are, I have recently been trying to be a little more generous, and pay attention to the thought and effort involved in creating a good post.
My only complaint is that the associated comments with charisma points are so small (60 characters).
|My only complaint is that the associated comments with charisma points are so small (60 characters).|
I LOVE the charisma point feature. I check mine regularly and I'm grateful to all of those posters who have gave me charisma points in the past. I think it really makes your self-esteem grow a little more ;)
I sometimes wish some of my other regular forums had this feature, but if they did it would likely be abused. :( I could see too many folks using it just to make someone look bad- not cool! (could a user end up with negative charisma points?) Or it could be used like just another clique-ish popularity contest. No thank you.
Anyway, we're talking about our beloved Borde! Some folks make so many wonderful posts, but there's the restriction of only being able to change a members' charisma once every 72 hours. Oh well... So be it.
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