Questions tagged [incentives]

For questions about offering incentives. It's strongly discouraged to award or offer real life incentives for posts, as it generally encourages low quality posts and often incites flame wars and infighting between users

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How do we thank people for outstanding work (beyond +1)?

As I understand it, comments should be used to ask questions about the puzzle or the solutions, but not for a "Thank You" note. Sometimes people are very responsive and provide extensive information. ...
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Help us come up with rules who should be rewarded with an iPad2 for making the site great

dmckee has recently started the "1P5" to improve the quality of posts, the quantity of (good!) posts, and the motivation of users on this site. We (Stack Exchange Inc.) think that this is a really ...
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Are we allowed to offer real-world prizes such as gift codes to the winner of a challenge?

Now, I was thinking recently, and I was wondering, are we allowed to offer real-world prizes, such as gift codes, to the winning user of a code-golf challenge or a popularity-contest?
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The community is against cash prizes, but should that be advice or a rule?

Meta question showing community consensus that cash prizes are a bad idea. A series of questions on main that offer non-trivial amounts in bitcoin for each new best answer: Take it or leave it Take ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

It has come to my attention that the amount of reputation awarded for questions can be adjusted on a per-site basis. For example, Stack Apps awards +10 reputation for question upvotes. As you probably ...
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Non-Trivial Answers get too few upvotes

It was recently brought up in chat that people are rewarded for trivial answers sometimes, which makes sense because this site is all about short code, but in other aspects, is bad because some ...
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Incentives for answering old questions

Background A recent meta question seems to me to be asking the wrong question. However, there is some truth in the underlying issue raised: The majority of golfers browse the latest and featured ...