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I recently submitted an idea for a player Challenge:
"I like the idea of a collaborative challenge.
I've noticed some people already posting to try to gather groups of people together to work on an Evokation (Here and Here). I think it may be interesting to turn collaboration on an Evokation, or any sort of positive project, into a long term challenge.
The first challenge would be to find at least one other person, and create a post together with a rough idea for what you want to collaborate on. All of the people involved would post the same post on their own blog, and would provide links to the other same posts on their team members' blogs. They would receive 1 Collaboration point for this, plus any points their team members may want to give (encouragement for collaborative with more people)
This would then be continued in a series of challenges, working to a final and actualized goal. Subsequent challenges may involve fleshing out and making a detailed plan, or taking actions on your plan.
For example, say Bob and I find each other on Evoke, and find that we share a passion for engineering. This challenge comes about, and we decide to work together. We come up with the idea of joining Engineers Without Borders and traveling to the same rural town in Africa and doing a project there. We blog about this in the first challenge.
In the second challenge, we make a detailed plan of action. Describe when we are going to join Engineers Without Borders, where we are going to go, what we are going to do, how we are going to pay for it, etc.
In the Third challenge, we actually do it, and blog about our experiences.
This is mostly to grow Collaboration, and is also to create actual action. It can be the spark that gets people working together, planning, and then actually doing something. Rewards would be a point in collaboration for doing it plus the points your teammates give you."
Even if this doesn't officially become a challenge, I think it may be a good way for people here to work together and achieve something.