Dear Lyte and Team PB&J,
I see that you haven't posted in this thread for awhile and that's fine, I am following a few of your threads and I know that you are a very, very busy Dr. Santa Baron. However, I do have a quick question for you that you will hopefully find the time to answer.
I try to participate in Tribunal very often. I actually started playing this game because I read about the Tribunal system through one of the web comics I read and I think it's a really great idea and I was interested in seeing how it worked and whether or not it actually made a positive impact on the community as a whole. A few days ago, I received this email from Riot:
We are pleased to inform you that the rest of the Tribunal has affirmed your judgment on 187 cases today! As compensation for your service to the League, your account has been credited 935 Influence Points.
The League of Legends thanks you for your service on the Tribunal, Summoner! Remember that you will be eligible to judge 15 tomorrow! May justice be swift!
An easy way for people to see their effect on the community would be to change that first sentence that says, "the Tribunal has affirmed your judgment on 187 cases today!" to say something like "the Tribunal has affirmed your judgment on 187 cases today! But you misjudged XX cases, so try to keep in mind the summoner's code when judging Tribunal cases so that we can continue to improve the League of Legends community and make it the best community ever!" Or whatever you want it to say along those lines.
Since the system is already automated to tell you how many cases you judged correctly it should be easy to also add in the number you were mistaken on. It would just be TOTAL - CORRECT = INCORRECT and could be added in to the email. That way people will know whether or not they are being too harsh or too lenient and whether or not the community agrees agrees with them on the majority of their judgments.
I know that you are in the process of trying to decide how to give the Tribunal judges more feedback on what they've done and what the impact on toxic players have been through their actions. I think that's really great, because knowing that I made a positive contribution to the community is really important to me. I try to be a positive player in game and use Tribunal to help weed out the negative players and knowing that I've been able to do so is really encouraging for me and I can see how it would be for others as well.
This suggestion isn't supposed to be a long-term fix but I feel like it may be able to do be done easily, with a little manipulation of database code and inserting it in to the email form that gets sent out and will let us know what effect we're actually having and may pacify some of us while we're waiting for the bigger changes to occur.
I hope you find the time to read over this and hope that you like my suggestion. I've been following a lot of the work you've been doing and I think it's amazing that you take so much of your time to respond to those of us with questions and concerns about how the system works and what you plan to do to improve it. So thank you for working so hard to make the LoL community a better place!