You may have noticed bronze, silver, and gold badges appearing below the names of some MCSMN members when they post comments in discussions, News You Can Use, webinars, and blog posts. If you did, being the curious person you are, you probably wondered, “What are those round thingies for?”
I’m happy to enlighten you. Those are contributor badges, and their purpose is to highlight MCSMN members who are most active in starting discussions and commenting in the community. Our top contributors!
Here’s how you get one:
You earn a bronze badge after making 25 comments, a silver badge after 100 comments, and a gold badge after 1,000 comments. If you see a badge under a name and click on the badge itself, you’ll see the member’s profile.
Now that you know what those badges are, you may be wondering, Why?
We appreciate the value of learning (or lurking). It’s one of the many benefits of the Social Media Network. However, the community is most successful when members are actively asking, answering, and commenting. We want to recognize those who are contributing to the community in significant and consistent ways, and by doing so perhaps encourage even more activity. Recognition with badges is one tool that online communities consider to increase activity.
956 members have made at least one comment in the community since joining. Here is the list of the members who have earned badges, along with the number of comments, as of March 19, 2019.
|Audrey Laine Seymour||1133|
|Cynthia Floyd Manley||87|
|Linda Hageman, RN||55|
|Susanna H. French||53|
|Matthew Katz, MD||47|
|Patricia F. Anderson||47|
|Kari Skipper Foster||39|
|Mark Ryan, MD||35|
|Scott, Volunteer Mentor||32|
|Tony Hart, Champion Specialist||25|
|Laurel J. Kelly||23|
|Rachel Caldwell Mullins||22|
Thanks for all your contributions to the Social Media Network!