Reward system integrated into the new substance SHARE platform
In order to promote a more quality focused community and drive user contribution, a reward system for the best monthly substance added to the substance SHARE platform could be introduced. It has worked very well for communities in the past like Threadless and games like DOTA 2. Obviously the prizing is a cost, but I believe a few thousand dollars couldn't be better spent. It would give the 'live drop' a little more punch, thats for sure.
Other models could be 'premium' substances deemed high enough quality to justify adding to a store as part of the SHARE platform. Revenue being shared with the contributing user, similar to any app store platform.
Very few users share their high quality substances at this time as there is little motivation for them to do so. I do not believe that the lack of a platform to do it through is the problem as a sbs or sbsar can be shared through any forum post. I think this could be a good solution to this problem.
This probably isn't legally feasible since Share operates based on Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License.
I'm glad this idea came to fruition with the Substance Share competition held a month ago. However, I still feel a monthly or at least quarterly standing reward program would motivate more high quality contribution.
Käy Vriend commented
Thanks Shanegaudry! That made me laugh out loud haha. Thanks for the shout out :).
I love sharing neat substances, and the feedback that provides me with makes me a better artist, so its win-win for me (plus, eventually it might help me land my dreamjob :D).
An idea of highlighting neat shared substances is neat, and a cool opportunity for artists that contribute, to shine. so +1 to that!
I think the platform may make it a lot easier and more enticing to share content just by its presence, although if it still doesn't work out then an incentive would help :)
This could also be called the 'Monthly Kay Vriend Donation Fund' ;). But seriously, the community needs more people like him contributing.