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I started playing with SCN’s new gamification features yesterday and was fascinated by the missions.

You can only see some of the missions which are present and I started thinking about which other missions might be possible. I’m sure that the SCN team has a list of mission / badge ideas but I wanted tap into the greater community and crowd-source ideas for new missions.

Some of missions I describe below could be possible if user location (for example, via mobile device) was able to be used.

Some of the ideas are a bit crazy and probably not easy to administer based on the amount of associated work to collect all the necessary information.

I also didn’t consider privacy concerns which might be important for some missions.

I’ve started a list below and anyone can add their ideas. I just posted the description without any indication of the mission name.

Note: I’ve noticed that some people have started posted their mission ideas in IdeaPlace.


 

Name

Description

First certification

Multiple certifications

Participant in a DKOM

Speaker at a DKOM

Signed up for HANA developer on AWS

Deployed a HANA app on AWS

Signed up for HANA cloud

Deployed an application on HANA cloud

Sap Mentor (First year)

Sap Mentor (Veteran)

Sap Mentor Alumni

TechEd Speaker

TechEd Attendee

Sapphire Speaker

Sapphire Attendee

2 Blogs in one day

Answered 5 forum posts in one day

Mother Ship Visitor

Visiting the mother ship – visiting SAP in Waldorf

Adding Twitter-id to your profile

Blogged in 5 different categories

Answered 5 forum posts in 5 different forums

Recognized on the front page of SCN

More than 100 followers

Following more than 100 people

Posted more than 50 status messages

Access SCN via mobile device

Contributed at SAP Code Exchange
Having an idea accepted in Idea place
Organized a SAP event (meeting, dinner, drink, session,…)
Trainer @ SAP
contributor to customer experience program
Volunteer for SAP charity
InnoJam Mentor
InnoJam Participant
CodeJam Mentor
CodeJam Participant
Demo Jam participant
Demo Jam Winner
Snotty Participant
Wiki activities
Helpful Traveler

Helpful answers in 10 different places

Helpful Globetrotter

Helpful answers in 25 different places

Wise Traveler

Correct answers in 10 different places

Wise Globetrotter Correct answers in 25 different places
Helpful all around Helpful answers in 50 different places
Jack of all Trades Correct answers in 50 different places
Blog buster Ten 5-star ratings – repeatable mission
Life sharing Create a status update – reapatable mission (on daily or weekly base)
Commentor Create a comment to a blog post or document – repeatable mission (on daily or weekly base)
Moderator Supporter Help to keep quality up at SCN. Get 5 abuse reports approved.
Caretaker Content quality is important to you. Get 20 abuse reports approved.

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  1. Tom Van Doorslaer

    Couple more ideas for rewards/missions

    • Having an idea accepted in Idea place.
    • Organized a SAP event (meeting, dinner, drink, session,…)
    • Trainer @ SAP
    • contributor to customer experience program
    • Volunteer for SAP charity
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  2. Paul Aschmann

    Nice idea and thanks for getting it started! 🙂 I am also finding the new “gamification” aspect enjoyable. It’s a new spin on things and great concept to encourage further interactions and contributions.

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  3. Laure Cetin

    Great list! And I like the collaborative nature of the document. Thanks for starting this, Dick.

    We have TechEd speaker badges already that we gave for last year’s participation, and will continue to give next year. We also reward Inside Track organizers and speakers. DKOM is a good idea that I will evaluate.

    Idea Place and Home page features are in the planning 🙂

    Certified SAP professional is something we’ve had in mind for a long time but integration restrictions have stopped us so far. I’d like to pick it up again this year.

    And I love the Mothership visit mission and SAP charity volunteer!

    Keep them coming,

    Laure

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  4. Andrey Vishnevskiy

    With SCN launch on the new platform and gamification mechanics in place it seems that members forgot about Wiki. They use documents/blogs to publish content which looks like the wiki entry. I heard that’s going to be some improvements and adjustments in Wiki to level it to the other SCN functionality. And probably this topic is a start point for the other discussion. But nevertheless I put ‘Wiki activities’ in the table.

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  5. Steffi Warnecke

    Hello Richard,

    I wanted to contribute in the style of this “Answered 5 forum posts in 5 different forums” a little more for all the allrounders (like myself ^^). So I added the following mission ideas:

    Helpful Traveler = Helpful answers in 10 different places

    Helpful Globetrotter = Helpful answers in 25 different places

    Wise Traveler = Correct answers in 10 different places

    Wise Globetrotter = Correct answers in 25 different places

    Helpful all around = Helpful answers in 50 different places

    Jack of all Trades = Correct answers in 50 different places

    Allthough I’m not quite satisfied with the “wise”, but that’s the best word I could come up with here. “Knowledgable” sounds so… bleh. 😀

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  6. Tom Cenens

    Repeatable missions:

    Quality blog post (or document):

    Ten 5 star ratings – this should be repeatable in order to balance the points of discussion forum vs blog posts better

    Repeatable daily or weekly missions:

    Comment on a blog post ~assign a small amount of points upon daily achievement of this mission

    Create a status update  ~assign a small amount of points upon daily achievement of this mission

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    1. Roberto Vidotti

      Tom Cenens wrote:

      Repeatable missions:

      Quality blog post (or document):

      Ten 5 star ratings – this should be repeatable in order to balance the points of discussion forum vs blog posts better

      I think this idea it’s a godsend for points hunters, no matter the quality of the document simply assign 5 points to any documents they found and it’s already present in the badge “Pay it forward“.

      Perhaps it would be more useful a repeateble badge for ten 1 star rating. 😈 😀 😉

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  7. Martin Hinderer

    Two more mission ideas: supporting the moderators by reporting abuses. This should make their work easier, as they can directly check the abuse reports and do not have to screen all posts that often.

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      1. Martin Hinderer

        Sorry, I didn’t point it out clearly: the missions have the same content, but are analog to other missions, one builds up on the other:

        Moderator Supporter Help to keep quality up at SCN. Get 5 abuse reports approved.
        Caretaker Content quality is important to you. Get 20 abuse reports approved.
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          1. Steffi Warnecke

            But you don’t catch something precious here. ^^ You catch “trash” in the widest sense (sometimes in the direct one). Maybe something like a broom or hand brush+dustpan would be more suited. 😀

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            1. Laure Cetin

              Or a little sheriff badge 😉

              Thanks for the suggestion Martin Hinderer it is noted. We thought about it and would like to implement such missions, now we need to convince our vendor to help us track activity around abuse reports.

              We’ll keep you posted.

              Laure

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    1. Steffi Warnecke

      That was me, but okay. ^^ And it’s not quite about helpful answers per se, but about getting them in different spaces. 😉 A helpful answer in 10 different spaces and so on. 🙂

      Regards,

      Steffi.

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  8. Nitin Jinagal

    Hi Jürgen L     

    Posting my proposal here.

    One badge for closing 25, 50 and 100 queries each. This would encourage users to close their threads (of course no points, but only badge for this)

    Similarly, negative badge each for keeping 10, 25, 50 queries open. This should display with user name.

    ntn

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