Rules of Praise and Quantification
How do we quantify subjectivity? This document gives perspective on how to effectively give praise within the TEC community and quantify it as a quantifier during the reward process.
Anyone who wishes to do so. This person should contact a Steward directly to request praise powers.
Praise is a great signal to inform quality. The way each one of us judges what has quality is very subjective, so limiting what can be praised wouldn’t be ideal. Instead, we should try to be as descriptive and specific as possible to guide quantifiers towards an understanding of our expression of value. Imagine praise as a magical device that can transform invisible pieces of value into visible and tangible flows.
1. Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions
Some examples of contributions that have been praised and should continue to be praised are:
- Being kind
- Taking the initiative
- Preparing something
- Asking relevant questions
- Giving direction to someone
- Providing information and insights
- Being supportive
- Holding space
- Being proactive
- Sharing responsibilities
- Inviting someone to join/ being welcoming
- Giving valuable inputs
- High vibes
- For doing something no one but you saw
- Being present/ available
- Providing emotional support
Objective; 1. (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
Examples of contributions that have been praised but shouldn't anymore after the transition to the new reward system.
- Attending meetings
- Contributing to discussions in the forum (the quality of someone’s contribution can still be praised, but the fact someone liked or wrote a post or comment will be rewarded through SourceCred)
- Twitting or retweeting content.
- Being active on Github
👾 Discord: !praise @xyz @yzl @ooo for _______________.
:small_airplane: Telegram: !dish praise to @xyz, @yzl, @ooo for _______________.
⭐️ Be specific ⭐️ avoid superlatives like: “They’re amazing in all they do”, “I praise all the work they did in this process”
This is a valid form of appreciation, but it gets tricky when it needs to be quantified. When praising, try to focus on one or a few action points, or add a quality to the general action to help quantifiers understand why that is important. ex. “I praise the thoughtfulness they put in the details of this process, like adding emojis related to each topic of the agenda”
There are no categories but a fibonacci sequence value slide to help on quantification.
From less value to more value.
We’ll use either a more full version,
→ 1 → 2 → 3 → 5 → 8 → 13 → 21 → 34 → 55 → 89 → 144
Or one with 5 points
0 → 13 → 21 → 55 → 144
Or one with 7 points
0 -> 3 -> 8 -> 21 -> 55 -> 89 -> 144
To be debated…
- How much effort was put into this?
- What is the impact of this contribution to the TEC?
- How original/ unique is this contribution?