The new scoring features allow for automatically scoring community members' participation. Each action can be associated with a configurable amount of points (for example, each answer to a question might be worth 5 points). Sample scoring rules are provided under /etc/community/scoring in the repository.
The new badging features allow for manually or automatically awarding badges to community members based on scores and configurable thresholds. Sample badging rules are provided under /etc/community/badging. Whether badges are to be displayed under the avatar image for each community member is configurable at the community component level.
Scoring and badging rules can be associated with any arbitrary path of the content structure. For instance, 2 forums within a single site might operate with different scoring and badging rules, resulting in a different score and a different set of badges for each community member.
Six sample badges are provided OOTB under /etc/community/badging/images:
- Awarded badges (quantity based) : gold, silver, and bronze badges
- Assigned badges (role based) : publish-side moderator, group manager, and privileged member badges
See the Communities Scoring and Badges section of the documentation.