"GoldenCircle Karma" - The New Decentralised Social Proof & Different Number to Chase For Good
Historically if you see, social proofs have been always about wealth, hierarchical positions in the private or public sector, and all the wrong numbers; and in the modern era its all about followers count, likes, retweets, popularity, references, mutual connections, mutual friends, virtual social status and so on...
These vague social proofs have created a world, where external validations has become more important than individual talent, caliber & selfless contribution to the local or online community & the world as a whole. As the Internet is becoming an essential part of our daily life, it's very important for us to fix these external vague social proofs to create a decentralized, depressed & anxiety-free online community where users can express themselves without worrying about likes & followers count. On the other hand, in the real world when you meet someone one new in a social gathering or any event, you generally interact naturally without sending requests or checking numbers around them.
That's the exact experience we want to provide on GoldenCircle, where users can freely share ideas, insights and build meaningful connections without worrying about numbers, external validation or any kind of vague social proofs.
To cut through the noise, every profile on GoldenCircle will have a "GoldenCircle Karma" score. GoldenCircle karmas are based on the value users provide to the community by participating in discussions, replying to GoldenCircle members via messages who are in need of guidance or any help, posting very useful insights, and getting appreciation from other GoldenCircle members.
GoldenCircle members with high karma will get better rankings for the content they share, priority listing when they're sending messages for the first time to other GoldenCircle members regardless of their social status, wealth, or professional seniority, or any kind of social proof elsewhere. This way karma enforces every member to provide value to the community first, before selfishly seeking value from other members. There is an initial effort for every new user but it's essential to maintain quality insights and conversations on the platform.