In my opinion the point and note system should get an opinion overhaul. The current system rewards “activity”, which can easily be abused by simply posting a lot of low effort content.
I propose incentivising higher quality posts over higher quantity posts.
This can be done a number of ways. Lowering the incentive for activity (only points for 1 comment a day, and only points for 2 threads a week), and raising the amount of points for thread of the week, review of the week, UGC of the week etc.
I also propose “Star Threads”. The concept is that a thread can be awarded a “Star” if an admin (or possible mods) deem it to be a very high quality post, that has a high amount of effort put into it. This would provide some points to the user who created the thread- therefore rewarding their high quality posts.
I also think that the referral section could have a new system of working.
I propose that only sales be rewarded (over new users), as new user referrals can easily be abused.
It provides benefit to soundcore still, as well as benefit to users. It also gets rid of any chance of cheating the system.
I find that the threads on this forum aren’t focused enough on the goal of this forum. (Soundcore and music).
I propose that sharing non soundcore/music thread be kept to a minimum (occasional major events such as Apple keynote, Samsung unboxed or Tesla unveiled are OK to cover on the forum).
I also propose that the “off topic” category be locked to 1 post a week for all users. Off topic posts can be very fun- but not when they make up the bulk of the posts.
I also propose that the “news” category be kept to only soundcore news (I believe this was the original intent, but it wasn’t clarified and now it isn’t).
I think that the personal review section should be made public.
I suggest a section that is much like the gallery for reviews. You post the link to your review (the same way you do on your profile), and have the option to copy/paste your review directly on the collective (underneath the link in a way) for ease of reading for users here. Then I recommend that you have an option for the link to your original review to be public or not (for privacy reasons- of course the admins would be able to see it).
Then the readers would head to the review section (which would look sort of like the gallery) and be able to read the personal reviews.
I have two small suggestions for this one.
The first is that the gallery photos be put into “folders” every month so that it has a more unified controlled look. I believe @Chiquinho first suggested this.
Secondly I recommend that users only be able to get points once a week for gallery uploads- to help reduce low effort content (there hasn’t been much low effort content- so I don’t think this is a major issue, but i guarantee it will be abused eventually).
I’ll post again when I think of more things