At 1/12/15 09:58 AM, TomFulp wrote:
I guess another thought behind it is that it would "feel" special; knowing you have a limited window to get more XP would make it more compelling / exciting to take advantage of the window, vs having the same window 365 days per year.
If that's what you're going for, why not also make it feel a bit more personal? Then it certainly would feel special to each user.
I've got a suggestion that would do that and also solve the international user problem:
1) The weekend period of 2x the cap is per-user instead of sitewide, and depends on the user's time zone.
2) For any given week, if the user changes their time zone on their profile, the current week's double XP period stays the same, only to change for the next week.
3) There must be a minimum of 5 days between double XP periods.
This guarantees that:
a) No user is left behind
b) It feels tailored to each user
c) There is no room for abuse
I realize there is also the case of the current user without any time zone information on their profile. A site-wide notice may appear informing them to update their profile, and will stay up until either dismissed or until the information is added. In the meantime, the timezone used is the timezone of the server. For future new user registrations, it's made a mandatory piece of information.