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I think the only way you could accomplish this objective would be to set up individual missions for every piece of content you wanted to limit in this way. Obviously, that's not feasible. IOW, you can't do that in the system today, on a mission set up to reward an action such as rating.
I strongly urge you to set pretty low limits on the number of times per day that every action triggers points being awarded. (In our community, the limit per day is 3 times for most actions.) People will be tempted to game the system if you don't. It's a shame to not reward someone for every time they do something if it exceeds the daily limit, I know. But it's far worse to unwittingly motivate people to do unproductive things -- which you will be doing if you make it dead simple to rack up points for rating content 20 times per day, for example. How many people really should be doing that more than a few times a day?
Speaking from experience here...
Thank you, Ted. Yes, given that setting up individual, per-content missions is infeasible, I agree with your suggestion to set per-day limits on activity. We actually had a couple of users rate the same document 60,000+ times, so placing activity caps looks to be a must. I was considering awarding a badge (without points) to users who exceed the daily limit as a potential compromise.
I'm not sure if others have tried this badge-in-place-of-points for (overly) active users tactic. If so, what was the feedback from you community?