Type: Feature Request
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Social Networking > Activities
Contribution Point for Add a Message is Social activity should be disabled/removed as it is confusing for any portal user.
1) Goto Social Activity portlet.
2) Select Message Board.
3) For Add a Message, select 2 for Contribution Points and 5 for Participation Point.
4) Now drop User Statistics portlet on a page and post a thread in Message Board portlet.
Results on User Statistics: Contribution Score is displayed as 0. Though as per the configuration I did in step 3, as an end user I am expecting the contribution score to be incremented by 2.
I understand that this is the intended behavior as the user who is posting a new thread should not be considered as a contributor of that particular post on Message Board. But I also believe, if this option is of no use then it should not be configurable by the user.
If I consider user experience it confusing for the user. At one place it is allowing the user to configure and on the other place the configuration is of no use as the creator himself is not considered a contributor.