I saw an interesting tweet showing how GitLab sent a personalized note to a contributor. It looks like this:
I love this as it touches on some core best practice with rewarding community members:
- People love extrinsic rewards (getting something in the mail!)
- It is personalized to the individual.
- It identifies status (which is important to most people.)
- It is human due to the handwriting and not generated by an automated process.
Of course, this was just a simple note, but what other methods and approaches have you all used to reward people in a personalized way, and in particular, how have you done this efficiently?