Backstory: I joined ask Ubuntu end of April and installed Ubuntu for the 1st time start of May so I am pretty new. I have been using Ubuntu as my secondary OS for a while now. As I ran into a lot of issues during installation, I have a pretty good knowledge of how to deal with those.
What I want to know is, am I the only one that feels like Ask Ubuntu is a one huge Multiplayer Game where there is no competition whatsoever, but, nevertheless it is still fun and addictive. OK, that probably sounded super weird. I'll explain.
- Reputation is how you go up the leaderboard but it doesn't matter much where you are in it.
- You unlock new abilities as you go up the leaderboard though, in the form of privileges.
- Badges are symbols of your achievements that you can display on your profile.
- The goal of this game, unlike most others, is to progress higher not on your own but pulling as many as you can with you. In other words, how you get better is by helping others. So it is never a one-man show.
- You and others learn from each other's experience and develop each others' skills, so there is no secrecy or cheats only co-operation.
- It is not competitive but there is always a need burning inside the user to do his/her best and show what he can do.
- The best thing is you are not forced to play to the rules of others and play in your weak areas. Instead, you are allowed to chose your strong points and develop on them while learning how to improve your weak points at your leisure.
- This may not be true to all but for me, it is pretty addictive considering that I don't use Ubuntu much and I am new to the use of it. I personally spend over 2 hours daily in Ask Ubuntu either answering questions about things I know, asking questions, commenting on posts, missing replies to them as most new users don't use @username when commenting (see Add a reply option for comments), voting and reviewing.
I don't know whether I am the only one who feels this way. It is not a bad thing but I think that this is an interesting angle to look at it. If you like this idea or feel the same way, upvote and drop a comment/answer😊. If you feel otherwise, please comment/answer on why😉. I mean this is one way to look at this and this is a discussion so I would like to feel how people feel about this ideology or is Ask Ubuntu supposed to feel this way?!