How do we thank P2PU contributors?


#1

With the recent spade of updates for translations we’ve received I thinked a llittle about how we credit people and say thanks.

Can we maybe do something like mail people stickers or make a P2PU contributor/community member shirt? If we do this, how would we decide who to give it to?


#2

One awesome idea, but yeah as far as translation goes I say we reward only good translations.

Besides the t-shirt we can issue a partner badge to them too (partner being p2pu in this case).

:slight_smile:


#3

I’ve been meaning to get P2PU pencils printed up for ages. We could send those out fairly easily and cheaply.
Swag is one option, but I wonder if, as Erika says, there isn’t something else we can do, which is a motivator. Some kind of elevated status? A badge? The problem with those ideas is that they are very fixed in the “p2pu as a community on a particular platform” mode, wich may not always be appropriate.


#4

Huge fan of the pencils! Also like badges - which should be relatively easy to do…


#5

Another way to do it would be to feature their profiles on the front page of the site. We kinda do this with badges.p2pu.org, but we have yet to implement a curation aspect to feature the best ones.

I’m actually less a fan of merch/swag and more a fan of social capital. I think shining a light on folks we love will encourage them to keep engaging.

We could also do zany, offbeat things. We could make them a thank-you playlist on Spotify where we all contribute one track. We could record our personal thanks on SoundCloud. We could send them a user-generated some(e)card. These are just a few ideas.


#6

I really like the idea of getting creative with how we say thank you rather than having a stock standard way!


#7

I like the music / audio suggestions. Next steps? Who makes sure it happens?


#8

Let’s start here: Name a track or two that is a.) your favorite or b.) is about giving thanks/being thankful.

Then during the community call this week we can “all hands” and each record a message on SoundCloud letting folks know how appreciative we are.

Sound good?


#9

For mine:
The Gossip: Standing in the Way of Control
The Go Gos: We Got the Beat
Robyn: Hang with Me


#10

Brenda Lee - Danke Schoen (Because, that’s Thank You in German)
Sebastien Tellier - Divine (Because our contributors are Divine!)


#11

@bekka @dirk @chris @Erika I hear you guys listen to music. What would you put up there?

We should mention on Community Call as well, because I feel like Billy and Jane would have good ideas…


#12

I think we’d have to add some ABBA - Thank You for the Music
And no playlist is complete without a bit of Public Enemy. I’d go with Revolutionary Generation.

PS: my notifications for this tool are up the pole, which is why I’m slow to reply. Sorry, folks.


#13

Peter R. says Natalie Merchant Thank you
Chris says White Stripes 7 Nation Army


#14

Done: http://open.spotify.com/user/1214093216/playlist/4tSg4CTbkjjBcUDC0FJmuN