Hey gang. Something has been on our minds for a while, which is gratitude towards users. We’re not angling for thanks in any way (really, it’s not our style), but there are users who do spend tremendous amounts of time adding competitions, in particular finding rare or unusual ones, who in many ways are the lifeblood of the site. Because of the way the site works, there aren’t long comment threads usually, but there is the occasional “Thank you” from one user to another, and sincerely, that is more satisfying to see than anything else.
So, as we sometimes do, we want your opinion on whether we should encourage more users to thank each other. This could be done in a number of ways, such as simply encouraging you all to say “Thanks” more often (simple enough, though it’s rather patronising to do so), or to monetize that gratitude with Karma points. Tipping a user might mean they get a couple of extra points for a submission, or even a comment. The question is, would you tip them from your own Karma balance (suggesting you really are grateful), or tip them with new Karma points which don’t affect yours. We’d be really keen to hear your thoughts. Any comments, please fire away.