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Jun 13, 2019 06:53:34

How to improve Streak mechanism?

by @knight PATRON | 207 words | 349🔥 | 350💌

Knight

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After all the streak talk, I do a little bit brainstorm on this topic and here are some of my suggestions

1. Maybe if 200wad can pick up how Makerlog community handle the streak day with the concept of "Rest Day", every ten posts you got a rest day etc. In this way, others can take a break once in a while but still maintain the streak. This option can be toggled, so for the hardcore user can turn the feature off and continue to write daily.

2. Vacation mode - Users, can pause their streak for a short period when they away, again this might tie to how much post the user has written before.

3. Quantity mode, let's say user miss it yesterday but publish two posts today, this fixed the Streak. User can pre-publish a few posts, and the next few days can take a break.

4. Flexible edit publish date, the actual publish date is saved, but another alternative publish date is allowed to edit, and the Streak is using that parameter to calculate.

From what I understand after Makerlog community introduce the rest day concept, the trash tasks log has reduced. We might want to see how can we improve the Streak mechanism to motivate the writer.

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    @knight cool ideas to consider! Makerlog's rest days were a response to maker burnout in the makerlog community which over time, became quite rampant, and there were a lot of lame #life posts just to keep the streak. I loved that Sergio the founder took a stand and prioritised wellbeing and balance. I wonder if we are experiencing the same here as a community too? Does a majority of 200wad feel burnt out and out of whack by having to write everyday?

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 13, 2019 20:41:13
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      @jasonleow I think some have, which is why some of them has been talking about this streak thing lately

      Knight avatar Knight | Jun 14, 2019 06:31:48
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      @knight interesting...maybe a good topic for a post, to talk about streak burnout on 200wad. 🤔

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 14, 2019 16:32:56
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      @knight @jasonleow Majority...with only 24 people on #Teamstreak??

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 14, 2019 12:16:34
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      @knight @brandonwilson haha good point Brandon. 24 is hardly majority. And based on rough sensing of the comments in our posts, seems like everyone's still doing ok? Hardly scientific, but somewhat glad to hear.

      But then again, I was thinking...there's a chance of survivorship bias at play. Those who are burned out (or reaching it) would have dropped out, so teamstreak might be a self-selected group to start with. In any case, not accounting for burnout in real life outside of 200wad, would be good to keep a lookout for folks who are feeling down, and support them, isn't it?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 15, 2019 15:05:16
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      @jasonleow what I think is those original hit #TeamStreak and lose it one, are they burn out ?

      Knight avatar Knight | Jun 16, 2019 06:50:05
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      @knight good question... hmmm 🤔

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 16, 2019 14:43:18
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    @knight Duolinguo has streak freezes, which is similar to rest days. I like the idea and it has already been in the Trello board for several months. I don't know when it will come up through :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 13, 2019 05:51:57
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      @basilesamel haha put it after your chat features? :P. Oh why not using canny or something that allows user to vote which feature should come next?

      Knight avatar Knight | Jun 14, 2019 06:32:14
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      @knight you do can vote on Trello :P => board

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 14, 2019 03:17:27
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      @knight @basilesamel Let's hope not for a long time.... 😎

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 14, 2019 12:15:35
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      @brandonwilson :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 15, 2019 04:52:00
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      @knight @basilesamel how do I downvote the chat feature 😂

      Daniel Miller avatar Daniel Miller | Jun 15, 2019 06:40:02
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      @knight @danielmiller it's already 80% finished :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 15, 2019 17:20:30
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      @basilesamel lol I guess we all aspect a post why the chat feature so high piriority

      Knight avatar Knight | Jun 16, 2019 06:52:18
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      @danielmiller haha

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Sep 20, 2019 09:37:34
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    @knight I love the rest day idea! Maybe we can highlight the streak with a different colour too?

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jun 12, 2019 19:13:17
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      @jacklyons good idea !

      Knight avatar Knight | Jun 14, 2019 06:33:25
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    @knight I have not used Makerlog, so I cannot speak to how these mechanics work on that platform. I appreciate you putting thought into these suggestions, and maybe Baz will incorporate them in some way. For the pure streak, I am a purist. For me, the diehard streak is about showing up every day, and I would veto all four of the above for the true and original streak. There could be other streaks...maybe streak* and that one has the rest day or some other prescribed break.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 12, 2019 17:24:01
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