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Monique vdB Community Manager May 01, 2021

If you could design a new challenge to be added to the program, what would it be? 

@Thomas Deiler had some great ideas in this post and we are investigating some of them for the future. We'd love more! The ideas can be silly or serious, so let's brainstorm.

What action would the badge be for? Who would be eligible? Would it be repeatable? How many kudos would it be worth? What would the badge look like?

The best ideas get some kudos of course! 



Phill Fox Community Leader May 01, 2021

Here are a few suggestions to throw in the mix. 

  • Introduce a friend - Add an option alongside Watch/Like to share the answer with a friend (5points) Friend joins on their own Email address 50points each.
  • Innovator - Talk about a use of Atlassian tools that is not the normal expected use. Eg JSW for Editorial Meetings
  • Reach for the sky - Off the back of the Atlassian push for work anywhere (and with more than a nod to


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Hi @Monique vdB 

   A kudo would be interesting for

   * The most active of the month
   * The one with the most response in a month
   * The one with the most articles that add value in a quarter


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I know there is no originality in here but it always good to get how it works for other companies, like how stackoverflow does it. You get like you’re the top 9% of contributors for the year or something and multiple badges. 

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Monique vdB Community Manager May 03, 2021

@Evan Rosal and @Vero Rivas I love this! We are actually planning to make the leaderboard roll over quarterly, and we would give an award to people who made it to the top during the previous quarter. Still deciding how to structure that, so keep the ideas coming!

Thomas Deiler Community Leader May 02, 2021

Dear @Monique vdB ,

Lord of the Answers: Within one week a total of 7 accepted answers. Of cause accepted not by the answer writer. (300 K)

King of the Answers: Within one week a total of 17 accepted answers. (900 K)

Emperor of the Answers: Within one week a total of 29 accepted answers. (3000 K)

God of the Answers: Same like Emperor, but the answer has to be the only accepted answer of one question, or at least, if multiple accepted answers exist, with the highest vote. Own voting is not allowed. (10000 K)

The challenges depend on each other, of cause. So you can't achieve King before Lord, and so on. This means that the counter starts at zero after each challenge was finished. Definitely not easy, but for sure a real challenge.

Probably the values 7, 17, 29 need to be adapted, but you will know best what was the all-time highest rate of answered questions.

Then with focus on the answer's quality:

8 Carat: Collect at least 3 accepted answers, that have at least one vote. (150 K)

18 Carat:Collect at least 5 accepted answers, that have at least three votes. (400 K)

24 Carat: Collect at least 10 accepted answers, that have at least five votes. (1000 K)

In this case, votes of Community Leaders / Atlassian Staff are counted only. This implies that Community Leaders / Atlassian Staff needs to do some 'Review'. Therefore they should be rewarded for voting of each accepted answer with 10 K. The challenge will be to avoid 'useless' voting. Otherwise this 'quality check' is good for nothing.

Probably decreasing the reward for voting on already high voted accepted answers. So giving the 5th vote will make you earn only 1 Kudo. This could prevent from "I vote, because others voted, so it must be good and I do not need to reviews (and understand) the answer".

The great side effect of this will be sharing of knowledge. By reviewing accepted answers, the community learns. This will make them better in answering questions.

If this cannot be implemented with votes, you can introduce another currency: Review Points. This would give accepted answers another weighting.

So long


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Monique vdB Community Manager May 03, 2021

@Thomas Deiler I love the Carat series! That's such a good idea and I like encouraging upvoting valuable answers. 

With accepted answers in a specific timeframe, it's a bit tricky because the person answering the question can't really control when things get accepted.  But we will definitely have a series focusing on accepted answers as soon as we can and maybe a time-based challenge that is a bit longer term? 

One other thing probably worth mentioning is that we try to make our badge names gender neutral.  So we wouldn't do God/Goddess, King/Queen or the like. Rules out (lol no pun intended) a lot of fun options but right now we don't have a way to personalize the badges based on preferred pronouns. Maybe in the future! 

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