Using Tangible Incentives In Online Communities Intelligently


(Richard Millington) #1

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Tangible incentives have a bad reputation for encouraging the worst behaviors.

This is partly well-deserved. Tangible incentives are great when people had little interest in performing that behavior in the first place, but beyond that, they can cause more problems than they solve.

Tangible incentives (like money) are best used as part of a properly designed system. Three good options here are prize bounties, raffle systems, and tipping.

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