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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Not a bad idea. We don't have any gold features though. Not sure if that matters too much though?

[–]DffrntDrmmr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I don't think it does. People buy and award gold to show appreciation, probably for both the comment and the forum. Charitableness is its own reward. They don't do it to get gold privileges, I don't think.

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

There's the lounge subreddit on reddit, but it's basically full of rich morons talking about stuff "Us poor people" just wouldn't understand or a mess of random stuff. I would prefer if saidit avoided making an /s/lounge reddit parody. Thing was sad to look at.

[–]DffrntDrmmr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah, don't even bother with stuff like that.

If that is the same gold lounge people were allowed in when someone gifted gold, then it was much ado about nothing, anyway.

The first time, I made a few comments for a few days but got the impression it was basically other people cluelessly checking it out like myself after being gifted gold, but nothing of any substance was being discussed.

I didn't bother going back after the first few days (of the 30 allowed) and not at all on subsequent gold awards.

I perceived it as a non-serious token effort. Here, if they do the award thing then just don't bother with that aspect of it. Keep it very simple and straightforward — Reddit's award and membership system is too complicated.

Just thinking out loud, but maybe 'put a spotlight' on a post or comment (fitting with the 'lightbulb' upvote icon), rather than gold.

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

but maybe 'put a spotlight' on a post or comment (fitting with the 'lightbulb' upvote icon), rather than gold.

I love that idea. Something useful and interactive rather than a static token.

Might be hard to code though...

[–]zero8 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

add it, doesnt have to be gold it can be something else to make a post/comment stand out

[–]AnarchySpeach 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It would be an easy way to generate income to run everything. Being able to see that someone was willing to spend money to show their appreciation for a comment or post makes it feel more personal and encourages users to keep using the site.