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Badges/rewards for completing tasks

By: stephenmiller | 28-12-2012 16:34

Hi all, there's a few ideas about community badges for completing tasks and doing things in the community (for example Marys here) but this is a little different. Various sites like Dropbox have a tutorial based achievement feature where you're rewarded for completing tasks associated with the core functionality of the service. 


Would it be feasible for giffgaff to have something similar? In Dropbox it's in a section labelled getting started and works on the idea of issuing challenges to the user, for giffgaff it could be:


  • set up a reccuring goodybag,
  • queue a goodybag,
  • post in the community,
  • give a kudos or accept a solution
  • Access giffgaff.com on a mobile
  • Follow us on Twitter/Facebook or share your refferal link.

Or things to that effect, challenges or achievements designed to introduce new users to the features and functionality of the mobile side as well as the community side. Below is the Dropbog getting started section using a challenge/ reward system as a tutorial.


2012-12-28 16_10_57-Get Started - Dropbox - Comodo Dragon.png


And another similar example on the Steam platform




I couldn't speculate on the cost or effort involved in this but it would ideally be a part of the giffgaff.com member dashboard (so not reliant on Lithium).


The benefits are that you could immediately make new members aware of and using features such as reccuring goodybags, immediately get them posting and accepting solutions/kudosing on the community and sharing giffgaff on Twitter. Anything you'd want to encourage and think new members ought to know upon joining.


The reward could if you wanted follow Dropbox and offer traditional rewards (possibly payback points?) but could just as easily be a badge based rewards system. Leave a half finished challenge on someones dahboard with empty badge spaces and 90% of people will want to fill it and find their way around the site and features nicely.


by: thunderdragon
on: 01-08-2017 18:38

I like the idea and I've +1'd it, but at the same time I have to raise an objection to the idea of badges being attached to specific types and ways of managing or making payment for services (i.e: Badges for having a recurring GoodyBag, or registering a payment card) as these might not be available to everyone.

Many Gaffers pay using cash top-ups, and I - Having a preference for running everything by hand - Am unlikely to ever set-up a recurring GoodyBag. Therefore my backing would have to be restricted to everyday community functions (First post, first Kudos, forum ranks, first BA etc) which are readily available to all. :-)

+++ ThunderDragon +++

by: jfh
on: 29-07-2017 08:33

I've just seen a preview of this and it looks excellent although aimed more at teens than older generations.

by: kimchi
on: 25-07-2017 20:44


by: brayleytbe1
on: 22-07-2017 21:33

great idea.......gives more insentives to PPL taking part.

by: richfc
on: 21-06-2017 11:51

dont need a badge you get a reward with payback

by: leshin
on: 12-06-2017 06:46

Well said 

by: kevint1974
on: 19-05-2017 11:39

Not needed, this is not blue Peter!

by: egglassa
on: 08-05-2017 06:50


by: johnrooney80
on: 22-04-2017 21:30

Great idea!! Voted.

by: prescilla_g giffgaff Staffer
on: 11-04-2017 14:38

Hey all,

A big thank you to @stephenmiller for submitting this fantastic idea and all the members who have helped support it.

We're continuing to work on this and getting much closer to a potential prototype which we'll hopefully have for you guys to try out.

We'll let you know as soon as we receive further updates.

Stay savvy and bright.