We want to be careful not to turn Cake into a popularity contest. Scoring users on the quality of their discourse comes dangerously close to that, I think.
Oh I agree 100% with you. The idea of having a popularity rating that is displayed as a top influencer badge would be quite disgusting.
But what I was envisioning was a way to let someone know if there was a common reason why they were being blocked by multiple people on the platform.
This is not a hypothetical user scenario for me.
My old blog, which I shut down three years ago because the economics were no longer there, was focused on education and employment for individuals on the autism spectrum. Additionally, I’ve provided in-person vocational education and job coaching to adults on the spectrum. Lastly, I have several hundred folks who follow me on Twitter because of my autism advocacy.
The biggest constraint to life success for adults on the spectrum is not knowing intuitively the social norms and expectations that neurotypicals take for granted.
It pained me to block a brilliant follower over the summer because he tweeted something that you can’t take back. I would have been happy to fill out a form that allowed me to provide a check box form of reasons why he was blocked and then having the system provide an average of the responses from all of the blockers, of which there were many, so that he could get explicit feedback of how to have an enjoyable social life online. For some individuals with autism, that is the only social life they have.
Like @lextenebris, I have no interest in knowing the reasons why I was blocked. I would therefore want the option to not receive such feedback.
Completely understand if this isn’t an avenue that you want to pursue. This is basket-of-wishes-love-Cake-as-is user feedback.