I asked a question on a forum last week and the next day I had received a badge for asking the question.
Not helping with the question.
Not answering the question.
Not solving the question.
But I got a badge because I asked the question.
This wasn’t a revolutionary question either – more of a – how do you do this because what I’m reading doesn’t work.
Anyone can ask a question on a community forum but should they get a badge for it? If the goal is to ask as many questions as you can, then sure give them a badge.
But if the goal is to grow the community by engagement, don’t give it out because they asked a question, give it out when they interact with someone trying to help them answer their question.
That’s the foundation of building a community, asking and giving.