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Release Candidate Comments (Social Currency Metric System (SCMS)) #61
This issue was created to collect comments about the upcoming metrics release.
This thread is for comments about Social Currency Metric System (SCMS)
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I'm working my way through metrics and providing some first impressions as a community manager and open source contributor.
For the introduction of SCMS, it's unclear to me who's using this metric and when. While I understand this is intended to be an aggregate or composite metric, who is using it and to measure what is unclear. I read:
Is this saying in the first part that this measurement will allow a community member to assess how much of an influence (i.e. trust) they have on the outcomes of the community? Or is it a means of measuring sentiment of community members so that a community leader can improve upon the community's sense of trust?
By the time I've reviewed all the examples at the bottom, I see this as an incredibly framework to benchmark and analyze community sentiment. This fits well into the goal of CHAOSS as a way to interpret community health (D&I and risk angles are evident), but I'm not clear on how it's a value metric as I conceptualize it. I say this because I can't imagine receiving further funding in a corporate environment based on doing this analysis, which is my personal metric of value. I can improve my community, but I could not justify its business value without further work outside of SCMS.
Thanks all. Please let Samantha know I have a ton of respect for the science of this metric, and my question continues to hinge on the objective of the WGV's mission.
To @mbbroberg points:
To preserve the brevity of the metric, we removed the potential uses and examples. This would be great material for a blog post.
I get the sense that you are looking for a dollar value but this metric is more about social currency, like reputation, trust, or transparency -- which are not monetary values.
During today's call, we revised the question and first sentence of the description to be more clear about what this metric is.
Regarding the focus of the Value WG, I personally think not every "value" metric has to result by itself in additional funding or budget. I don't have a precise definition.