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Bonus points for forum upvotes

Hi guys,

I spend a lot of time learning on treehouse but I don't visit the forum too often. I had a good time today helping people out and I got an email notification telling me someone up-voted my answer.

Great I thought, and I had an idea that it would be nice if this showed up on my profile or even part of my treehouse points.

Kind of like stack overflow but simplified.

4 Answers

I agree with you and believe this would be an awesome feature!

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

it would also be nice to show what posts you made/replied to on the forum, and have maybe a seperate section of points that showcases points gained in the forum instead of lumping them together.

I agree, maybe this number could be represented in some visual way, perhaps where highly rated participants could get a not so bold version of the circle around the profile picture that staff have.

A system like this is actually present in most forums.

Unless I am mistaken, you get a point for each up-vote and somewhere around 5-10 points for a "best answer". This isnt in a "Form" category though. I think the points are added to the section the question is assigned to. So if a question is assigned to the HTML category and you give an answer that is up-voted, your HTML points increase by 1.

Yes, this is correct (12 points for best answer by the way), but I don't think this system is particulary good. I think you should differentiate between points earned from videoes and points earned from forum activity.

12 points seems a little steep, given that we all have thousands of points, a point per up-vote seems fair.

Other forums implement a tiered system which I think could work based on all kinds of variables.

They are added to your points according to the category of the post.