They have introduced a new site template, the Community Site template. This new type of site provides a forum like experience in the SharePoint environment.
As well as the normal type of forum activities like starting and participating in discussions, the community members receive Reputation Points for posting, replying, and receiving likes and best answers.
You can receive two types of badges:
Achieved - Gained by your community participation activities
Gifted - Awarded by other community members
|Example of a Community site graphically showing members reputations|
|Another view showing Community Members reputation scores.|
If you would like to know more about Gamification in the Intranet environment and also read some interesting comments from some expert Intranet professionals, check out this excellent post on Intranetizen, What do you want, a medal? Gamification on the Intranet.