I don’t have to write the first of today’s blog posts…because you guys wrote it for me.
In TELive yesterday I spoke about how one of the key elements in a gamified system is for its members to set acceptable level of behavior and to police that system themselves.
The responses to yesterday’s CTP Teams blog post on this very issue is about as a good an example of seeing that in action as it is possible to get.
Here are just a short selection of the many responses you guys submitted:
“It is not fair to those of us that spend hours surfing at several different TE’s per day for one bad egg to ruin it for the rest of us.”
“This is a wake up call to all the cheaters: Sooner or later you’ll be caught!”
“It makes me sad to find out we had a cheater on our great team. I am happy to hear that members of my team took action fast. Great job.”
“I totally agree with the decision to suspend this cheat member. I don’t want to be a fellow of anyone to try cheat.”
“My first reaction, when I heard it happened on our team, was proxy embarrassment and next a disbelief that TE owner could do something like that. In my book it’s like shooting oneself in the foot.”
“What this individual hopefully is learning is that this is not just a community but is a family and as such, we will take action as a family and protect one another. To cheat the family is to in essence say that you are not one of the family and you are not one of the community. So I have no qualms about banning that individual at each of my sites as well.”
“Cheaters doesn’t belong anywhere, especially not in the CTP teams.This is a team effort and it’s a fun way to network with others and help and motivate another. ”
“Since joining CTP not only am I apart of a great team, “Kore4″ all the way baby! But I am learning so much. It is sad for someone to cheat it hurts the team they are on and I hope that anyone else who feels they need to cheat will see this as a lesson.”
“We, the Lucky 13 team were offended by this action.
Hats off to our alert team members for noticing this, and having the integrity to report it.”
“I know that sometimes cheaters get away with it but why bother? Nobody wants to have a cheater on their team. It takes away the enjoyment of honestly winning and truly claiming the top prize as a group.”
And just to be totally fair, it is only right that I also print a representative selection of the comments which were in support of the cheater.
So here goes.
Hmmm. There aren’t any. Funny thing that.