a thing that crossed my mind:
How about we give powerpoints an expiration date like one week or so?
Why you ask?
I realized I have a bunch of points and they are really just sitting there and don´t help anyone. Having an expiration date on them could convince people to spend, rather than hoarding them.
"B̶u̶t̶ I̶ d̶o̶n̶'t̶ w̶a̶n̶n̶a̶ b̶e̶ a̶ p̶i̶r̶a̶t̶e̶!̶ " "But I don´t know what to use them for! Don´t force me!"
Good point. I guess you could try a little harder and try to find something worth spending them on. Which would have the desired effect and raise interaction with the site.
Or/And: If you still can`t find anything: what if expiring points went towards a good cause on the sift?Like another user or to the wise siftbot to distribute?
- Maybe the expiration date should only apply to earned points, not the renewing ones.
- Maybe you could use 100 (or amount x) of them to pay for a month of premium service for yourself or someone else. (Like the "give gold" feature on reddit)
And what about limiting the number of total available points on the site to amount x per registered user? This would impact inflation and make them almost like a currency.
Who knows: Maybe powerpoints could end up like Bitcoin and the Winklevoss Twins will invest a Gazillion Dollars in the Sift...
Looking forward to a discussion on the general idea.