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I like the idea of further rewards but there should be more things that could be awarded rather than bondmates. It is not everyone that is interested in that kind of thing and there has to be things more people than just a select few would be interested in..?
 

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not members with merits, members total
 

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not members with merits, members total
is this really relevant though?

Also, the Library doesn't keep track of all members total. Members get a Who's Who page after they enter the Tower. Some Resident Citizens also have Who's Who pages. However a registered user can also be seen as a "member", but should they be included in the "members total" for the current discussion about people who have earned merits?

I like the idea of further rewards but there should be more things that could be awarded rather than bondmates. It is not everyone that is interested in that kind of thing and there has to be things more people than just a select few would be interested in..?

I do also agree with this, I am personally not interested in more bond slots, but different people might want different things.
 

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I do also agree with this, I am personally not interested in more bond slots, but different people might want different things.

Absolutely agree with that different people want different things, but that is kinda the thing though, an award for that many golds should be something that anyone would appreciate, not just some.
 

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I’d be curious about other ideas for potential rewards, but Merits is under the Archivist. So really I’m just being nosy. I’ve never exercised all of my bond slots so I’m genuinely curious.
 

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I've never exercised my bond slot, and probably won't. So I'd be interested to know if other rewards could be offered to members instead :look:
 

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Yes I believe that we need to see data from all sides, and a merit pool and a non-merit pool of members to see who would even qualify is data that is useful to the conversation.

And I am all in favor of a choose your reward. a, extar bond, b, a free ticket to a tv.net event, c. an epic prank with admin approval and help
 

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Yeah I'd be interested in a lifetime discount for live events or same for swag, I know we have a 10% discount award but for that many gold's I'd say a heftier discount
 

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Absolutely agree with that different people want different things, but that is kinda the thing though, an award for that many golds should be something that anyone would appreciate, not just some.
Yes, I mostly meant that what Sela asked about and probably is suggesting is that the current privilege of earning an extra bond to be extended to be able to earn more extra bond with more merits.

A discussion about additional privileges is another topic, which I see people have already started discussing :look:
 

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Currently 19 people have the relevant 13+ gold merits.

I agree that something besides an extra bond would be great to look into. For myself, since I rarely go to real-live events and such, I'd be much more likely to make use of the second extra bond than anything else. And it's super easy to implement, makes people happy, and costs the Tower no money or effort, so I think it's a reasonable thing to consider.
 

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Th Merit Gap and Wealth Gap are starting to look eerily similar.
7 out of 28 (25%) gold merits are based on Event Attendance (not including the one for hosting local events 'cause those can be free). Each official event costs $100-200 on its own, plus travel expenses. And then you consider that gold merits mean you've gone to between 1 and 20 (mode 3) events.

So there are still 21 gold merits that people without the ability to attend can earn, but there are definitely some that are gated behind money.
 

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I just love everyone’s input. Fr. :D

Seems we have 2 discussions right now though. Sela’s suggestion is fairly specific and is something Exec might be able to consider.

But the conversation about expanding the rewards is very important as well and I would love to dive deeper into the suggestions. Would y’all mind if we shifted that topic to the Community Feedback forum? So we can discuss it within the framework of those who have opted into those discussions? @Yenie Antagar i think you were the first to make this suggestion iirc. Would you care to start us a thread there?
 

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7 out of 28 (25%) gold merits are based on Event Attendance (not including the one for hosting local events 'cause those can be free). Each official event costs $100-200 on its own, plus travel expenses. And then you consider that gold merits mean you've gone to between 1 and 20 (mode 3) events.

So there are still 21 gold merits that people without the ability to attend can earn, but there are definitely some that are gated behind money.

For what it's worth, I have fourteen gold merits and zero are based on events. And you can earn some multiple times. For instance, I have three staff gold merits, representing a total of fifteen years volunteering as staff. And I have three Senior Membership gold merits, two of which count toward the extra bond incentive. So that means you can do nothing except reach Senior Membership and 30 years later, you too can have an extra bond!!

I think a discussion in Community Feedback would be great! Thanks Morri. :dance
 
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