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First, I tried to enter an contribution, and when I clicked "Submit" it cleaned the textbox with no apparent action. After spending several minutes writing that contribution, that was very, very frustrating. Second, the site is heavy with animations, which I found a little disturbing. It felt unstable. Animations are attention grabbers. Take that attention ...
Is the shaking and rumbling a direct co-relation to the user's progress? If yes, the that is instant feedback for the user and can be considered a game element leading to a gamified site. Mark LeBlanc's MDA framework (Mechanics, Dynamics, Aesthetics) is something you should take a look at for getting an idea of good elements for a gamified site. Dynamics: ...
Yes, "shaking the website" shapes the user experience and could be considered gameful. However, every gamification measure should ask the question if it is useful (or only "fancy): which activity are you trying to support? (See S. Deterding: "Don’t Play Games With Me!", Fol. 70–73 / 22:04–23:40) In your case, the only way to know if your method provokes the ...
Why? If you're going for gamification, consider something that adds more social value. Something that gives some cred within the community of the site. Or possibly greater privileges within the community. Passing out something like Editor status could answer both of those angles. But don't offer more irritating site chrome.
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