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What do you think of our new badges?

Posted by Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director @DanHinmon, Thu, Mar 21 10:57am

Have you noticed the round thingies popping up below people's names in the past couple of weeks? We've introduced member contributor badges. Read about them in this blog post. https://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/2019/03/21/what-are-those-new-mcsmn-badges-and-how-do-i-get-one/

What do you think of adding badges to the community? Motivated? Irritated? Or someplace in between?

I really like the badges. I would consider a couple other things too:

At silver badge level, invite person to contribute to the Blog Section, or something similar.

At Gold badge level, waive either 1 year membership, or conference fee.

Create a platinum/diamond level at 5000.

Create a special badge awarded at the end of the year for best/ most helpful post to be held for one year.

Notes although the badges are fun, they also reflect real work, and real contribution and, importantly, are verifiable. For people in marketing within healthcare they are a nice little resume element for their future career growth – ie “Gold-Level Contributer to Mayo Clinic Social Media Network”.

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@matthewrehrl

I really like the badges. I would consider a couple other things too:

At silver badge level, invite person to contribute to the Blog Section, or something similar.

At Gold badge level, waive either 1 year membership, or conference fee.

Create a platinum/diamond level at 5000.

Create a special badge awarded at the end of the year for best/ most helpful post to be held for one year.

Notes although the badges are fun, they also reflect real work, and real contribution and, importantly, are verifiable. For people in marketing within healthcare they are a nice little resume element for their future career growth – ie “Gold-Level Contributer to Mayo Clinic Social Media Network”.

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These ideas are brilliant @matthewrehrl A platinum level would just about take a lifetime to get. In for the long haul! Speaking of contributing to the blog – as a silver contributor, do you have a topic you'd like to develop into a blog?

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@DanHinmon

These ideas are brilliant @matthewrehrl A platinum level would just about take a lifetime to get. In for the long haul! Speaking of contributing to the blog – as a silver contributor, do you have a topic you'd like to develop into a blog?

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Possibly. I am working on a project where I am reviewing all of the historical and current definitions of “health” ie World Health Organization, Dictionary Definition, etymology, Eastern vs Western n Concepts, etc. The word “health” is everywhere in mission statements, but what does it mean? Well being? Lack of disease? Is it measurable or subjective? Anyway, let me think on it!

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@matthewrehrl

I really like the badges. I would consider a couple other things too:

At silver badge level, invite person to contribute to the Blog Section, or something similar.

At Gold badge level, waive either 1 year membership, or conference fee.

Create a platinum/diamond level at 5000.

Create a special badge awarded at the end of the year for best/ most helpful post to be held for one year.

Notes although the badges are fun, they also reflect real work, and real contribution and, importantly, are verifiable. For people in marketing within healthcare they are a nice little resume element for their future career growth – ie “Gold-Level Contributer to Mayo Clinic Social Media Network”.

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@matthewrehrl those are fantastic ideas, especially love the linkage of contribution to recognition and reward. There has to be an incentive for people to contribute, or else why not contribute on some other social platform?

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I love the badges. Adding them was a great enhancement.

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I like the badge idea!

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@kathywinter

I like the badge idea!

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You only have 688 comments until gold @kathywinter! Thanks for keeping the conversations going. 🙂

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