I havn’t been here long, I run a small Car forum ( http://forum.combustionpunks.co.uk ) obviously using Discourse.
I stumbled across you guys when looking for something to help us with our event organisation and installed your events, and subsequently the location plugins.- I think they are awesome so far and hope to use them extensively for our upcoming events, shows, meets etc.
I saw this thread where @angus was asking for project ideas and thought I’d mention something our community has been a bit desperate for for a while, I was thinking that other communities could make use of something similar.
Building on the gamefication of discourse and the standard inbuilt badges we went and created a bunch of extra ones … ( Combustionpunks badges ) . and a load of stickers to go with them, the idea was to reward real-world community behaviour with recognition on the forum along with stickers to go on the cars… I then wanted to build on this by running a scoreboard… eg assign each badge a points value, when you earn it you get points. People form into teams and the teams compete for points and the forum goes from strength to strength… there were a few extra things too, like +10% modifyer if someone was a Team (group) captain. Badges that once earnt scored every month afterwards
It was going quite well too - we had an independantly built scoreboard based off wordpress that imported the badges and assigned points and told us who was awesome
until it broke
Anyway… that was my (very) long winded way of suggesting a project of:-