I am in the final stages of preparing to launch a new community. One of the things I keep reading about is how "gamification" helps to improve engagement in a community. I'm going to start small on this and just have badges/level up rewards that users can earn by doing "things".
That leads me to my question - What kind of "things" are useful for badges that a community member can earn, especially in a young community?
I've thought of a few, but that don't seem to encourage long term engagement.
- Beta Users can earn a badge by registering and participating during the beta period
- First X - Where X can be post, valid flag, event win, etc
What other activities are 'simple' enough for a badge, yet encourage community involvement?