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Benefits of social sharing

asked 2012-10-07 23:00:06 -0500

finid gravatar image

updated 2012-10-08 04:18:18 -0500

How is a user rewarded if he/she shares a question using one of the social icons?

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answered 2012-10-07 23:06:28 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

None... Never thought of this actually.

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You might want to take a look at how awards reputations to users who share.

finid gravatar image finid  ( 2012-10-08 02:01:24 -0500 )edit

Yes. this is one of the ways that users can be encouraged to share content. This helps the popularity of the site as well

mether gravatar image mether  ( 2012-10-08 02:51:11 -0500 )edit

If it's going to be implemented here, a good place to place the social icons is at the bottom of the question, that is, just before the first answer. That way it will be give more room to show how many points users earn by posting to each social network. Kinda the way LampCMS has it. The only difference will be in the position.

finid gravatar image finid  ( 2012-10-08 04:55:33 -0500 )edit

How would you prove that the tweet/share on facebook was actually posted? You can sure detect the click on any of those icons, but that alone will be a way to game the reputation system since you can always cancel the sharing process.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2012-10-08 09:35:03 -0500 )edit

I'm not sure if this even makes sense, but isn't there a way to track pingbacks to a question in much the same way as is done with blog articles. Just throwing out an idea, so if it doesn't make sense, just ignore it.

finid gravatar image finid  ( 2012-10-08 18:46:17 -0500 )edit

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