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Marco Unternährer

if you are interested in reputation patterns, head over to yahoo:


Hi Richard,
I agree that levels can be used to motivate community members. Randy Farmer's "Web Reputation Systems" has a great discussion of the various important choices. Read the section here:

But beware of leaderboards for non-competitive communities. If done poorly (without expertise and continuous tweaking), the can be negative.
Yours, Marc in San Jose


There's lots of mechanics you can use - whatever's appropriate to your context or community. Yahoo's Design Patterns cover some of them, there are others here:

Rajat Paharia
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