Building a community for architects that have to go through a rigorous set of exams called the ARE. In this, it is very common for them to fail at least one of the six divisions and many users beat themselves up over it.
My question to you all is, have you ever found a way to flip something negative (i.e. failing a test you prepared heavily for) into something that successfully encourages members?
I considered a badge or something to that effect but I’m worried it will become associated as a sort of scarlet letter for being “a failure”. Currently looking at having a thread where people all exchange “fail stories” as it were, but I’m concerned no one would want to share without fear of embarrassment.
Any insight anyone can offer is greatly appreciated!