What I’m seeing here is that a deliberate pick from the members, for example, for the past 1 month, you will be picking top 10 or 20 members (or maybe just like percentage like 10% of the Community population) who are really active and answered valid questions. Their efforts will be reviewed. They will be paid according to their valid efforts (answering questions, cleaning tasks, organizing topics, etc.). But of course, they will not always be paid, for the next month, there can be another 20 members. There should be an equal opportunity. Now, the downside is that if they are just relying on this program. But for me, it will be great, if from time to time, there will be an equal opportunity for the members to be paid so that all qualified will benefit from this. (But this one is more of GitHub’s decision because if a certain member is really active and trusted, he can be paid regularly much like a GitHub Staff already.)
I can compare this with the GitHub’s Bug Bounty program or any other bug bounty programs, where, of course, there will be thousands of attempts but there will be only few valid submissions. And this answers also the problem that it’s not a regular pay, members should think it is just like this nature.
About the worry of poor responses, these paid trusted members should be the ones responsible to clean these poor responses and these members doing these poor responses can simply be flagged or reported directly to the GitHub Staff for what they are doing, to the point of their account being locked. Since members are paid, we can be assured that they will clean the thread because it’s part of their job.
With this, these very active and trusted members will serve as GitHub Staff multiplier, so that this GitHub Community will be clean, the answers are really valid and organized. And the new members will be welcomed, replies will not be waited for months.
With several members and staff active in this Community, I think this will surpass any other forum out there, solely focused on GitHub. Active and trusted members just need a little bit of financial support for what they are doing.
As we can see, this 10-Day Community Clean-Up is being done because we have really a bunch of backlog and it only means, there should be more members assigned doing these things.
Thanks GitHub Staff for considering and asking opinions.