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[[Image:Pattern competitive sub.jpg]]<br />
[[Competitive Spectrum]]<br />
[[Competitive Spectrum]]<br />
The designer needs to match the reputation system to the community's degree of competitiveness.
The designer needs to match the reputation system to the community's degree of competitiveness.
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[[Named Levels]]<br />
[[Named Levels]]<br />
Participants in a community need some way to gauge their own personal development within that community.
Participants in a community need some way to gauge their own personal development within that community.
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[[Numbered Levels]]<br />
[[Numbered Levels]]<br />
Participants in a community need some way to gauge how far they've progressed within that community.
Participants in a community need some way to gauge how far they've progressed within that community.
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[[Labels]]<br />
[[Labels]]<br />
Community members need to identify distinguished members of the community.
Community members need to identify distinguished members of the community.
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[[Collectible Achievements]]<br />
[[Collectible Achievements]]<br />
Some participants in communities respond to opportunities to collect and display awards.
Some participants in communities respond to opportunities to collect and display awards.
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[[Ranking]]<br />
[[Ranking]]<br />
In highly competitive communities, users may want to compare their performance against that of their peers.
In highly competitive communities, users may want to compare their performance against that of their peers.
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[[Points]]<br />
[[Points]]<br />
In some communities, participants want a tangible measurement of their accomplishments.
In some communities, participants want a tangible measurement of their accomplishments.
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[[Leaderboard]]<br />
[[Leaderboard]]<br />
In highly competitive communities, users may want to know who are the very best performers in a category or overall.
In highly competitive communities, users may want to know who are the very best performers in a category or overall.
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[[Top X]]<br />
[[Top X]]<br />
Participants in some communities welcome the challenge of striving to enter the top tier of competitors.
Participants in some communities welcome the challenge of striving to enter the top tier of competitors.
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== Important ==
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If implementing any kind of reputation or points system make sure you fully, clearly and openly communicate any changes you make to that system after it has been created. Users '''will''' react very negatively if changes to a reputation based system are not clearly communicated to them.
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You have been warned.

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Problem

A person participating in a social structure expects to develop a reputation and hopes for insight into the reputations of others, but each designed model of participation and reputation embodies its own set of biases and incentive structures. Balancing these forces determines in large measure the success or failure of a social system.

Image:Pattern competitive sub.jpg
Competitive Spectrum
The designer needs to match the reputation system to the community's degree of competitiveness.

Image:Pattern namedlevels sub.jpg
Named Levels
Participants in a community need some way to gauge their own personal development within that community.

Image:Pattern numberedlevels sub.jpg
Numbered Levels
Participants in a community need some way to gauge how far they've progressed within that community.

Image:Pattern replabels sub.jpg
Labels
Community members need to identify distinguished members of the community.

Image:Pattern achievements sub.jpg
Collectible Achievements
Some participants in communities respond to opportunities to collect and display awards.

Peer-to-Peer Awards

Image:Pattern ranking sub.jpg
Ranking
In highly competitive communities, users may want to compare their performance against that of their peers.

Image:Pattern points sub.jpg
Points
In some communities, participants want a tangible measurement of their accomplishments.

Image:Pattern leaderboard sub.jpg
Leaderboard
In highly competitive communities, users may want to know who are the very best performers in a category or overall.

Image:Pattern topx sub.jpg
Top X
Participants in some communities welcome the challenge of striving to enter the top tier of competitors.

Important

If implementing any kind of reputation or points system make sure you fully, clearly and openly communicate any changes you make to that system after it has been created. Users will react very negatively if changes to a reputation based system are not clearly communicated to them. You have been warned.