Incentive to fill out xprofile information
One of the primary reasons I ended up going with the wordpress+buddypress combo was because of the usefulness of the extended profiles. I’m not sure how important profiles are for other sites but for what I’m trying to use it for, see http://physicsgrad.com, they are absolutely crucial. One of the main issues I’m having so far is that people generally don’t feel the need to fill out their profile information so I’m looking for some kind of incentive or recognition attached to their profile that is generated when they’ve filled out some amount of their profile, say more than half. I’ve considered utilizing the “buddypress verified” plugin and adapting it so that when I give it a check, it is used to indicate users who have good profiles
However, I don’t like the idea of doing it manually because members can easily change their profile info without me noticing and then they will go unmarked. I also considered using the achievements plugin but I couldn’t find an event that marked out how well a profile was filled out.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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