We thought for a while in adding an element of social gaming around Geekzone. First idea was "Geekzone points" based, on activities around the site, but after some consideration we decided that giving users badges would be more fun.
We are slowly introducing Geekzone Badges, to measure system resources impact. The initial two badges are Welcome and Twitter:
Users will be notified of new badges on the main site only, but activities from mobile and apps will also count towards badges.
There is a list of badges to be distributed - based on being Trusted, Moderator, Administrator, number of posts, number of friends, if you posted in a certain forum, and so on.
Every time a badge is given this is recorded in your stream, so Geekzone Friends will see this in their front page and on forum pages, as well as the Wall and public profile pages.
After we measure the impact on the system (and we have the badge designs ready!) we will start loading these. We will accept suggestion for new badges as well.