Grants:IdeaLab/Have a karma-like reward system for useful/good edits

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Have a karma-like reward system for useful/good edits
Reddit has upvote/downvote system. Wikipedia only has some "thank you" system which is fine, but very hidden. I think there could be a way to expand the thanks into a system to showcase besides users. Would be a nice incentive to editors who actually contribute.
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Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Probably English wikipedia would be a fine testing ground.

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Have a system to tally up thanked edits which gets shown besides usernames. That way established editors might be easier to recognize without having to open userpages and histories.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
I don't know how to implement this idea. I am throwing it out there for people to pick it up.

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