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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    It's worth saying that Chlorophile has achieved Clever Clogs level 3 and Kittiara has achieved Hero level 3. These were the first to do so and if I could have put money on these two reaching level 3 in these areas first I would have done.

    Both members are brilliant at what they do and have been nominated by their peers in the TSR Community Awards

    These are the kind of members that should have been recognised by badges - this continues to bring me confidence in our choice of recognition system, we're not there yet but we're on our way - we want to make it better so keep on sharing your comments and suggestions with me.

    Sorry to embarrass you guys but just wanted to let you know :grin:
    Yay thank you Well done to Kittiara obviously!
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    It's worth saying that Chlorophile has achieved Clever Clogs level 3 and Kittiara has achieved Hero level 3. These were the first to do so and if I could have put money on these two reaching level 3 in these areas first I would have done.

    Both members are brilliant at what they do and have been nominated by their peers in the TSR Community Awards

    These are the kind of members that should have been recognised by badges - this continues to bring me confidence in our choice of recognition system, we're not there yet but we're on our way - we want to make it better so keep on sharing your comments and suggestions with me.

    Sorry to embarrass you guys but just wanted to let you know :grin:
    Ooh ignore :lol:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ooh ignore :lol:
    :lol: are you guys arch rivals?

    Oxford v Cambridge and all that
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Perhaps new users shouldn't able to create new threads until they have made 10 posts. This way we would avoid the frenzy of creating new threads like "help me translating this sentence", "Charlie Hebdo deserved it", whilst there are already dozens of similar treads.
    If they really need help with their studying then why shouldn't they be able to post? Having a new users need to post x times before starting a new thread will be unwelcoming to new members plus will increase the spam content on the site. If they want help badly then they won't properly post around the site, they will rush to get their 10 posts to start a thread if they stay at all.
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    Posted a reply to this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post52922237

    Got rep from a user; JackMorgan
    OP of thread is: Jack182

    I have now been awarded the "Hero" badge, which I believe is incorrect.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    I agree and we see that in the threads in applications and UCAS a lot. We should look at how we adapt this for the badges that will recognise members like yourself in that particular forum. How about posts only been recognised in some threads which receive rep from x3 members or x5? Do rep gangs operate in A&U?
    :nope: it's rare to get 1 rep for a helpful post in UCAS/unis (eg this post http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...09&postcount=1 has been up and stickies for over 3 years and has 48 reps. People tend to say thank you or say nothing - rep is rare)

    I think the OP rep as a proxy for quality control is a reasonable one - I'd just say extend it so it counts towards *any* posts the OP reps rather than just the first response. I think that would be worthwhile using in study help etc too.

    This is a really interesting point, please can you tell me more from your personal perspective? I've been here 14 months so I haven't experienced these changes. This is a massive question but what could we change to encourage users to behave in that manner or is it a generation thing?
    It'd be useful to run the stats of # of new threads started by area and map that against changes to the forum design. My personal hunch is that the "Post" function on the top left on the green bar isn't helping (but again it'd be useful to know what route people posting unanswered threads are using to create threads...? what lands them on the new thread page?).

    I'd suggest maybe breaking that function down a bit so it isn't just "post" but is split between "want to chat?" with quick thread creation links in chat/H&R/D&CA/Entertainment etc and "got a question?" with links to Study help/careers/UCAS/unis etc. It might be possible to bring in something about the study resources section there too and/or the wiki?

    AND add in something there so people can find out what other people are already chatting about in those areas/has your question already been answered/"can you help answer someone's questions?" with links through to the relevant forums.

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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    If they really need help with their studying then why shouldn't they be able to post? Having a new users need to post x times before starting a new thread will be unwelcoming to new members plus will increase the spam content on the site. If they want help badly then they won't properly post around the site, they will rush to get their 10 posts to start a thread if they stay at all.
    I suppose the perfect system doesn't exist.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    :lol: are you guys arch rivals?

    Oxford v Cambridge and all that
    Pretty much :rofl:
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    (Original post by She-Ra)

    Do rep gangs operate in A&U?
    This made me laugh!
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    but it would be helpful to have some suggestions from you please.
    Okay. Here it is. I strongly feel that using algorithms and codes to award badges automatically based on statistical information is a deeply flawed system. In my view, the only way badges can work in the long-term is if section leaders/moderators award them themselves based on their observations in the specific forums they operate in. Obviously that means more work, but that is the only way to ensure that people who deserve badges always get them and those people who will inevitably try to play the system are caught out.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    This made me laugh!
    :holmes:

    It was a question asked most seriously.

    Glad to have returned the favour :teehee:
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    (Original post by PQ)
    :nope: it's rare to get 1 rep for a helpful post in UCAS/unis (eg this post http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...09&postcount=1 has been up and stickies for over 3 years and has 48 reps. People tend to say thank you or say nothing - rep is rare)
    Yes, this has been my experience, especially recently. I think I've had less rep as a mod, which suggests that the 'official' title takes away the fact that it's done voluntarily. (This isn't a moan, just an observation!)
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    :holmes:

    It was a question asked most seriously.

    Glad to have returned the favour :teehee:
    3 badges - may have to ask the dev team that you didn't ask for them to be added lol

    Didn't take you long to get them then..
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    :holmes:

    It was a question asked most seriously.

    Glad to have returned the favour :teehee:
    Really? If rep-whoring goes on, it passes me by....
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Okay. Here it is. I strongly feel that using algorithms and codes to award badges automatically based on statistical information is a deeply flawed system. In my view, the only way badges can work in the long-term is if section leaders/moderators award them themselves based on their observations in the specific forums they operate in. Obviously that means more work, but that is the only way to ensure that people who deserve badges always get them and those people who will inevitably try to play the system are caught out.
    But we can absolutely do that too, and I promise we have plans to do so. I couldn't agree more that it's very important to have a balance of badge criteria.

    If a particular forum wanted a member of the month badge then we could do that - backed by mods and the CT or voted on by the community and we could then manually award it
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Really? If rep-whoring goes on, it passes me by....
    I promise, I myself have never experienced nor seen "rep-whoring" or rep gangs in operation but apparently it happens.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    I promise, I myself have never experienced nor seen "rep-whoring" or rep gangs in operation but apparently it happens.
    Oh, I know it happens, but A&U isn't usually that kind of forum.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    But we can absolutely do that too, and I promise we have plans to do so. I couldn't agree more that it's very important to have a balance of badge criteria.

    If a particular forum wanted a member of the month badge then we could do that - backed by mods and the CT or voted on by the community and we could then manually award it
    That might be a better way to give out badges in D&CA? Maybe a level 1 for posting in there, level 2 for getting a post that got rep but level 3 is reserved for people nominated/voted for by the members of the forum and/or mods/CT. It could cycle monthly/bimonthly through the different D&CA forums so 6 or 12 awarded annually...
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Oh, I know it happens, but A&U isn't usually that kind of forum.
    well - there is GOGSoc :ninjagirl:
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