I've tried to search it on the blog but i did not find any satisfying answer.
I have not seen many
so-history tagged questions on meta, so probably they are not welcome here; anyway i try to ask.
Do you know where Reputation (badge\rewards) feature of The Stack Overflow Trilogy has come from?
It's evident that part of the success of this community is granted from this crazily ingenious and addicting mechanism, a well mixed recipes of Xbox 360 Achievements, programmer ego and The Silence of the Lambs's "Do ut des".
Do you know where could i find (if available) informations about the rationale behind this terrific idea? Is it possible to share?
A snapshot of the Blackboard where all this had begun would be perfect :)!