[Shipped] Community rewards for contributing to the privacy conversation

Let’s just say my years of experience on other platforms/projects has shown me a fair amount of scamming, spamming, gamifying reward systems. All red flags are present here.

Why don’t you build your tipcoin system, promote it to the community, show how it is done and then motivate, support others to develop their own project using your knowledge. That would bring great value to the platform, the community and the project.

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Instead of creating a faucet kind of thing, why not set a real goal. For example, create a simple math app, or an Incognito version of the Snake game. Let’s get active with what is available and make that buzz. You can reward people for that, reward even more when users start to work together.


You restate your opinion in different words without any constructive input. Then, let’s agree to disagree.

Ad hominem. Not related to the topic.

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hey guys - quick update for this week and also rough plan for the next week:

DONE: Automated rewards for the first novel badges   :white_check_mark:

Rewards for the Builder, Inspired, Teacher, and Good Neighbor badges will now be sent out along with the thursday payout!

NEXT: Nominations! :medal_sports:

Who do you guys have in mind?

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Have a look at what it takes to be awarded one -> incognito.org/badges

NEXT: Set up rewards for validator badges

Thanks to @mike_wagner - we have some community-created badges designed for the validator ecosystem. Let’s give them out!

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I’ll be assigning rewards to these next week.

ps: @doc, @jamie, @Mike_Wagner, @mike_despo - for the marathoner badge, how about > 14 days?

Hey node operators: what other interesting badges can you guys think of for the validator ecoystem?

As always, send me fun ideas. Have a good week everyone!

I like it!

Except my longest streak is 13 days, so I missed it by that much.

Speaking of the marathoner badge-- I tweaked it and the Longest Non-Earning Streak badge. Hopefully the text is now easier to read, the border more appropriately sized, the color is better matched and overall the badge will align more closely with the style of the other badges. I also changed the content of the text to match the badge title (marathon ==> marathoner).

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EDIT: Two more slight tweaks

Longest Non-Earning Streak – slightly slimmer circle border
No Committee Marathoner – adjusted the ribbon to allow larger text


Updated! Thanks @Mike_Wagner :raised_hands:

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That sounds good to me.


Welp, my vNode that has been waiting for 18 days, just went to “Pending”… so I think your “Longest Non Earning Streak” is safe @Jamie… for now.

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You will, however, qualify for a shiny new No Committee Marathoner badge, lol!


I was thinking this could be awarded to the 80 community members who validated Epoch 1000. Sort of a special recognition for something 100% outside of anyone’s individual control, lol.

I suppose it could be awarded to anyone simply running a node during Epoch 1000 but the idea was to recognize the 80 community slots on Epoch 1000.


Where does the 80 come from?
8 shards, 4 spots available for the community validators, makes … 32?


80? I don’t see the number 80. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Maths fixed.

Combination of late night last night and early morning this morning, but you had me doubting my math & memory, lol.

7. The fixed committee set up: 10 substitutable community slots, 22 fixed team slots

There are 10 community slots per shard, not 4. So 10 slots per shard, times 8 shards equals 80.

Yes, 4 slots are substituted out per epoch. But there will still be a total of 10 community slots per shard. Just because a validator was working the epoch (or two) before 1000 wouldn’t diminish their contribution to epoch 1000.

It’s not only about the 32 validators that came into committee on epoch 1000. It’s all 80 community validators on epoch 1000.


I hope there’s a badge for the founder nodes or like the veterans :thinking:


I know that :woman_facepalming: my bad

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hey everyone, started a new topic for nominations!

here are the badges to be awarded:

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@mike_despo, @mike_wagner, @raz - moved your votes there :slight_smile:

@everyone, please head on over to nominate your fellow community members!





hi everyone! happy friday.

this week:

nominations for the first novel badges have concluded. congrats to all our honorees: @jamie, @inccry, @mike_wagner, @mike_despo, and @andrey! Browse the nomination thread here.

The teacher, builder, good neighbor and inspired badges will be awarded on a regular basis – and more will be added as they are created! Nominations will open every second monday of the month, and results will be announced on thursday. thanks to everyone who voted in the inaugural event! see you next month :sunglasses:

next week:

the validator badges are slightly delayed as there are dependencies from the chain team, will keep you guys updated.

so instead, hope to start automating the process of awarding the bug finder badge. woop! the way it works will be fairly simple. When one of our friendly mods ‘likes’ a post in the bug-report category, it should automatically award this badge to the poster.

If this works well, i don’t see why we can’t have multiple levels of bug finders, for the number of bugs spotted. Bug finder… bug master… bug … grandmaster? idk. give me some name ideas!

have a great weekend, everyone.


Congrats on a badge well earned to all you winners!
That initiative is my favorite. Great job @Ning! Looking forward the future.

P.S.: Bug grandmaster sounds awesome. Grandmaster bug sounds like a hip hop artist/MC from the 90s).


The badges nomination was a really cool thing. Will keep it in mind as my first election :slight_smile:

  1. As far we go, as more I think about some referrals, many of our community members more than happy to spread info about the project. So maybe we should have some nominations for people who bring more users to the incognito land :slight_smile:
    User who bring 20+ people could earn a “saint leader” badge and maybe 400 PRV or something like this :slight_smile:

  2. I think as strong community is as strong project will be. Would be great if each member be owner of some initiatives. Do not know how to execute it right now, but interesting direction to think :slight_smile: