The Stack Exchange network has individuals that have gained a high reputation answering questions about interpersonal skills. It would be great if these types of people were rewarded for helping out other sites in the SE network. Particularly sister SE sites that suffer from interpersonal problems.
I like how SE uses points to build up trust and reputation. I'm not suggesting that changes. When I build up a reputation on a site like Stack Overflow, presumably the majority of people vote based on my technical abilities. In other words, the reward system doesn't consider my behavior.
There should be a metric to encourage people to increase their interpersonal skills/emotional intelligence. . Not to punish bad behavior rather reward good behavior. No downvotes in the behavior feature. No user visible points. It doesn't matter if points are required in the backend to implement the system. The whole thing could be activity based, but it would be great if people could reward others for good behavior.
Would it be wise to implement a behavior rating? I'm personally not a fan of points on such a system. I'm not even sure how such a thing would be implemented? Red to green? Hitler to Gandhi? Some class based system where a % fits into each? Visible to all or just the user? I dunno. I feel that to get such a thing right you need to at least make it clear why you have this rating and how you can make it better > best.
Ideally this system will carry across all of SE. If we could somehow get people with high interpersonal skills (from interpersonal skills site and all SE for that matter) to moderate/assist those that don't (from a suffering sister site) isn't that the highest level of community we can achieve?
Before you dismiss this clearly controversial topic, please at least read the article by Jay Hanlon I posted above. "Let’s reject the false dichotomy between quality and kindness". IMO, quality and kindness go hand in hand. If I call into a customer service desk and am treated horribly, but they get the answer right is that acceptable? Should this be acceptable online?