Turn on thread page Beta

Badges are live.... beta rollout! watch

  • View Poll Results: What would you like to name the recognition system
    Badges
    69
    61.61%
    Shields
    34
    30.36%
    Something else (please post in the thread)
    9
    8.04%

    • TSR Group Staff
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Group Staff
    (Original post by Clip)
    Rep was also important on individual posts - immediate indication of the standing of a piece of advice.
    Er, no. Rep on a post is just an indication on how many people agree with an opinion, or find a joke funny. Rep as an indicator of credibility has never been a thing, and badges are not designed to do that either.
    Offline

    6
    (Original post by Dez)
    Er, no. Rep on a post is just an indication on how many people agree with an opinion, or find a joke funny. Rep as an indicator of credibility has never been a thing, and badges are not designed to do that either.
    What's the point of having them then?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I like it!! I want badges.

    I think you should do a badge for answering unanswered threads, when there isn't a competition on to get a pizza at pizza hut for getting 130 a day. I answer unanswered threads all the time (not 130 a day) and I feel that I get no recognition for this!!

    Also, I had a question - do you get badges for answering in a helpful fashion threads in the 'career' forums? I also do this quite a lot in my own career forums (law/media) - there are a few others who do this also. It's not 'study help' so does career help count also to get a badge?

    I can't believe i care about this stuff. I am such a Pavlovian Mouse. I need a job
    Offline

    6
    (Original post by happyinthehaze)
    I think you should do a badge for answering unanswered threads
    There already is.
    • TSR Group Staff
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Group Staff
    (Original post by lustawny)
    What's the point of having them then?
    Badges are about identifying and rewarding members for making good contributions to the site. This doesn't mean that someone with a badge is automatically an expert in a particular subject, but it does mean they've been helpful in the past. It's also to encourage people to engage with the site, and perhaps to try out things that they might not otherwise have considered.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dez)
    Er, no. Rep on a post is just an indication on how many people agree with an opinion, or find a joke funny. Rep as an indicator of credibility has never been a thing, and badges are not designed to do that either.
    It's like Ask the Audience on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? No, post reps aren't scientific, but they are a good indicator of credibility.

    Let's say a person posts "Need help getting home from club at night" and the first post is "Don't pay over the odds for a black cab - use Uber or any of the unlicensed cabs jockeying for business outside the clubs - I've been doing it for years - it's perfectly safe" If 30 people repped that, you'd take it as a fair indicator that it's advice that at least 30 other people think is sound.


    (Original post by Dez)
    Badges are about identifying and rewarding members for making good contributions to the site. This doesn't mean that someone with a badge is automatically an expert in a particular subject, but it does mean they've been helpful in the past. It's also to encourage people to engage with the site, and perhaps to try out things that they might not otherwise have considered.
    All the indications are that the reception of the badges range from tepid to hostile.

    This is another case of the TSR team not being able to leave anything alone, or to take any kind of advice. You seem absolutely hellbent on forcing half-baked ideas through time and time and time again, denying any opposition or criticism and then declaring it a success.

    Is it the case that this hasn't been thought up with any kind of real consensus or advice from members? Is it a case that TSR had a focus group round a table and batted some ideas around with a lot of post-it notes and mind maps until you finally came up with the idea of "how about just copying something from an incongruent site?"

    I would suggest that you guys are dangerously out of touch with your target demographic.
    • TSR Group Staff
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Group Staff
    (Original post by Clip)
    It's like Ask the Audience on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? No, post reps aren't scientific, but they are a good indicator of credibility.

    Let's say a person posts "Need help getting home from club at night" and the first post is "Don't pay over the odds for a black cab - use Uber or any of the unlicensed cabs jockeying for business outside the clubs - I've been doing it for years - it's perfectly safe" If 30 people repped that, you'd take it as a fair indicator that it's advice that at least 30 other people think is sound.
    Personally I can see that rep can sometimes give credibility, but just as often it can end up doing the opposite. Say someone makes a jokey reply to a H&R thread, which while funny is actually really bad advice. In that case the amount of rep would likely not reflect the post's credibility. Other factors must always be taken into account, you cannot simply say that just because some advice has been repped a lot it is necessarily useful or credible.

    (Original post by Clip)
    All the indications are that the reception of the badges range from tepid to hostile.
    Really? I've been reading all of the replies here and there's been some highly positive feedback amongst them, with a few negative and quite a few in the it's-okay to I-kinda-like-it region.

    (Original post by Clip)
    This is another case of the TSR team not being able to leave anything alone, or to take any kind of advice. You seem absolutely hellbent on forcing half-baked ideas through time and time and time again, denying any opposition or criticism and then declaring it a success.

    Is it the case that this hasn't been thought up with any kind of real consensus or advice from members? Is it a case that TSR had a focus group round a table and batted some ideas around with a lot of post-it notes and mind maps until you finally came up with the idea of "how about just copying something from an incongruent site?"

    I would suggest that you guys are dangerously out of touch with your target demographic.
    Well, we've been not-leaving-anything-alone for about 8 years now, and it seems to be going well so far. It's not like we can get it right 100% of the time, but in the time I've been here I'd definitely say there's been more positive changes than negative, and the site has grown significantly in that time too.
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    Is it possible to put a 'ticker' or 'counter' under the badges on your profile saying things like ''you need xxx amount of posts this month to achieve badge level 3'' or something so we know how close or far away we are?
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    The badges are a part of TSR so long, but I still don't recognise the sense or the purpose of them. Why do these badges were settled?
    • TSR Community Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    (Original post by lustawny)
    I've had some ideas about the rep system, which also concerns the new badge system too:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post53014843

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post53015767

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post53016001


    Let me know what you think.
    Sorry just back from my holiday.

    Thanks a lot for this, will do
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    maybe you can have an "on holiday" badge... perhaps with a bucket and spade, to show people that you are not available for TSR business ?
    • TSR Community Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    (Original post by the bear)
    maybe you can have an "on holiday" badge... perhaps with a bucket and spade, to show people that you are not available for TSR business ?
    I think when we re-design the profile pages there should be some kind of "I'm not here" status....

    Or mega awesome badge like you have suggested
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by She-Ra)
    I think when we re-design the profile pages there should be some kind of "I'm not here" status....

    Or mega awesome badge like you have suggested
    Cool :cool:

    Spoiler:
    Show
    Attached Images
     
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I read the information you wrote on the badges and there are some grammatical mistakes:
    "...heartbreak, politics on what you ate for brekkie!' The term 'on' outlined in red is actually supposed to be 'or'.
    Secondly, '... commend our member's who helpfully contribute...' The term 'member's' outlined in red is supposed to be written 'members'.
    You could also consider '... on their studies, uni applications and...' I think it's better to write out the full term 'university' instead of 'uni' in this context.
    • TSR Community Team
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Community Team
    (Original post by PurpleMash)
    I read the information you wrote on the badges and there are some grammatical mistakes:
    "...heartbreak, politics on what you ate for brekkie!' The term 'on' outlined in red is actually supposed to be 'or'.
    Secondly, '... commend our member's who helpfully contribute...' The term 'member's' outlined in red is supposed to be written 'members'.
    You could also consider '... on their studies, uni applications and...' I think it's better to write out the full term 'university' instead of 'uni' in this context.
    Thanks for that
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by She-Ra)
    Thanks for that
    How is the badge improvement going? There was a graduate in heraldic on TSR who was looking for a job last week... :dontknow:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hello everyone
    Hope u guys doing well.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I have an idea for a new badge: White Hat.

    This would be earned by people who find and point out bugs and exploits in the website. To earn it you would have to send the exploit to a moderator, and not post it anywhere else where it could be abused and misused by people with malicious intent.

    It both encourages people not to attack the website or use any exploits they find, and also rewards people who work to keep the site as best as it can be.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I have an idea for a new badge: White Hat.

    This would be earned by people who find and point out bugs and exploits in the website. To earn it you would have to send the exploit to a moderator, and not post it anywhere else where it could be abused and misused by people with malicious intent.

    It both encourages people not to attack the website or use any exploits they find, and also rewards people who work to keep the site as best as it can be.
    Hacked by @rootinabox

    top kek
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    I have an idea for a new badge: White Hat.

    This would be earned by people who find and point out bugs and exploits in the website. To earn it you would have to send the exploit to a moderator, and not post it anywhere else where it could be abused and misused by people with malicious intent.

    It both encourages people not to attack the website or use any exploits they find, and also rewards people who work to keep the site as best as it can be.
    I suspect that the pool of people for whom this would potentially be relevant - let alone those who might actually earn it - is so small that it wouldn't be a good use of development resources. There are *a lot* of more pressing concerns that ought to be looked at first, IMO.

    Of course, no harm in making the suggestion.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: July 7, 2017
Poll
Black Friday: Yay or Nay?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.