The system would use points, you would get points for doing things around the site.
A few examples of what rewards points:
Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get.
Using our Forums system.
Using a premium Membership.
Recruit friends into our Membership program.
Adding and verifying your email address in Settings.
A few examples of the points you would get:
Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. (every hour on the site actively would get you 0.1 points)
Using our Forums system. (Your total posts are divided by 100 when converted into 'ible points).
Creating Instructions. (for every instructable posted you would get 5 points and if the 'ible got featured you would get 25 points)
Using a PRO Membership. (A PRO membership would give you 50 points)
Adding and verifying your email address in Settings. (This would get you 20 points)
Donations. (each donation would get you a certain amount depending on the size)
View count. (Your view count is divided by 10 and the result i the points you get)
Medallion scheme. (If you have a bronze medal you would get one point, silver medals would get you two points and a gold medal would get you three points.)
The points could be displayed near the medallions as a shield or similar.
Would this idea work and i so could it lease be considered by the editors?