It looks like the community has an option to give away points. I'm curious about how we should use this feature. Can you explain a bit about how and when we should give points away? On the leader boards, we can see a summary for each user with these metrics. The Given Away metric on the right it the one I'm curious about.
Here are some ideas that came to mind.
- Gratitude - To say thank you for a solution that really helped, someone can gift points as a way to say thank you for the help
- Bounty - Someone could say, I'll give 100 points to the first person to come up with a working answer to a challenge
- Priority - To encourage conversation on a particular topic, maybe an author can reward respondents with additional points
- Options - If I were to ask for different options or approaches for a particular challenge, I would be happy to reward each person who contributed with some points to recognize their effort.
I understand this may just be an unused feature that could be used down the road, but I thought I would pose the question to make sure I understand it correctly.