What is Task Difficulty on Social Bureau

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In our exploration of the Reputational Weighted Consensus Protocol, we introduced Task Difficulty as a critical component influencing the calculation of a user’s Reputational Score. This article aims to elucidate what Task Difficulty entails, how it is determined, and its significant role within our platform at Social Bureau.

What is Task Difficulty?

Task Difficulty refers to the level of challenge, effort, and expertise required to successfully complete a given task within our community-driven platform. Each task is assigned a specific Task Difficulty Score, which reflects the complexity and resources needed for its execution. These scores are integral to the computation of Contribution Scores and subsequently influence a user’s overall Reputational Score.

Calculation of Task Difficulty Scores

The Task Difficulty Scores are meticulously assigned based on several criteria:

  • Nature of the Task: Tasks are categorized according to their complexity, ranging from straightforward verifications to intricate forensic analyses and expert witness reviews.
  • Time and Effort: Tasks that demand extensive time commitments, rigorous investigation, or specialized knowledge receive higher Task Difficulty Scores to acknowledge the dedication and expertise required.
  • Skill Requirements: Tasks involving technical skills, domain-specific knowledge (such as blockchain or digital forensics), or sensitive subject matter are designated higher scores to reflect their complexity.

Revised Contribution Scores

To provide clarity and differentiation between task difficulties, we have revised and categorized Contribution Scores as follows:

  • Very Easy (4-5 points): Tasks such as Phone Number Validation, Email Address Verification, Community Outreach, and Image Authentication, which require minimal effort and time.
  • Easy to Moderate (6-15 points): Tasks like Home Address Verification, Document Analysis, Data Analysis, and IP Address Investigation, which involve moderate difficulty and varying levels of technical or specialized knowledge.
  • Difficult to Very Difficult (18-35 points): Tasks such as Surveillance Assistance, Expert Witness Review, Audio Forensics, and Digital Forensics, which demand significant expertise, time commitment, and detailed analysis.

Importance of Task Difficulty in Reputational Score

The Task Difficulty Scores play a pivotal role in determining a user’s Reputational Score:

  • Impact on Contribution Scores: Higher Task Difficulty Scores contribute more significantly to a user’s Contribution Score, reflecting their capability to handle complex tasks effectively.
  • User Proficiency: Consistent high performance in tasks with higher difficulty scores enhances a user’s reputation and trustworthiness within the community.
  • Recognition of Expertise: Users specializing in challenging tasks like Crime Scene Reconstruction or Computer System Evidence Verification for Cyberbullying are acknowledged for their expertise and dedication.

Future Adjustments

While Task Difficulty Scores are currently defined, they are subject to periodic review and adjustment to ensure they accurately reflect the evolving nature of tasks and technological advancements. Any revisions made will be transparent and will not affect scores calculated before the adjustment period.


Task Difficulty forms the cornerstone of our platform’s evaluation framework, emphasizing the diverse skills and expertise our users bring to information verification and analysis. By understanding and leveraging Task Difficulty Scores, users can strategically contribute to their Reputational Scores while enhancing the overall reliability and integrity of our communal database.

At Social Bureau, we celebrate the dedication of our users to tackling challenges across various domains, fostering a collaborative environment where expertise is valued and contributions are recognized. We encourage all participants to explore tasks aligned with their skills and interests, contributing to a robust and trustworthy platform for verified information.