On some posts it is hard to wade through the comments. There are some threads on the old plaform with over 90 comments!
It would be nice to have ways for the really high quality content to float to the top. As well as for comments or questions which are deemed of interest to be more visible. This helps make each visit to a page more valuable for me the participant, and helps set the standards for more input into a topic. Plus it helps surface people who are especially knowledgable or interested in a topic in the community.
But this kind of content curation cannot be done top down by community managers for many reasons. One of which is that they cannot know what would be gauged of more value by thousands of people. The other is that there is no way we can keep up. So it needs to be decentralised.
I’ve checked out different reputation, badge and points based systems for community content curation:
- Reputation systems: how others do it: http://groups.drupal.org/node/209063
2. Module for creating a site similar to Stack Overflow http://drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/11566/module-for-creating-a-site-similar-to-stack-overflow
What do you think would be the better option, and could be implemented with the minimal investment of time?