I am in complete agreement in overhauling the cash credits system for a lot of the quality contributions made by the members.
1. I support the idea of increasing cash credits for good forum threads. At present, for such threads, we give minimum 5 points and 3cc and maximum 10 points and 10cc. Once in a while we have even awarded superlative threads with 25 points and 25cc. I think if members come up with really good threads we could give 15 points and 15 cc maximum. By a good thread I would mean not just posting on a particular topic and eliciting opinions of members, but also the thread's author coming up with some views of his/her own too.
2. Similarly, we could give enhanced points and cc for all the good responses in every thread which has some worthy topic of discussion. I think forum editors must do this regularly, meaning check out each thread more thoroughly and award quality responses well. Just so that quality threads and responses don't get missed out, forum editors should each Saturday/Sunday check out the back pages.
3. I also support the need to give better cash credits for answers in the Ask Experts section. I feel that when a really informative answer has been given with complete information, why not give points and cc on the higher side, even 20 to 30? Some of the answers are such that they are miniature invaluable articles in themselves! I am sure quite a few members may be frustrated at getting just 3 to 4 cc for in-depth answers.
With regard to articles, we do give much higher points and cc than ever before, the maximum being Rs.120/-. So here at least I think the points and cash credits system is fine. Note too that we give extra points and cc for good inter-linking, whether it is links to other articles or to other sections, such as the Learn English one or the Study Abroad one or to individual pages, such as a course page or a university/school/college page.
Managing Editor, IndiaStudyChannel.com