Badges are live.... beta rollout! Watch

Poll: 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%
Mactotaur
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#341
Report 3 years ago
#341
(Original post by Illusionary)
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.
Graphics, about 10 minutes - the shield template with a white hat on it.
Writing up announcement, 5-20 minutes - explaining what it is, and that to get it you must message a moderator, etc.
Implementing it, 10 minutes - I don't know what system TSR uses, but FTP if it's what is being used shouldn't take too long to add to the Badges template page.

Good use of development resources? I'll make the badge graphic myself if you need more resources and time saved.
0
reply
Illusionary
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#342
Report 3 years ago
#342
(Original post by Mactotaur)
Graphics, about 10 minutes - the shield template with a white hat on it.
Writing up announcement, 5-20 minutes - explaining what it is, and that to get it you must message a moderator, etc.
Implementing it, 10 minutes - I don't know what system TSR uses, but FTP if it's what is being used shouldn't take too long to add to the Badges template page.

Good use of development resources? I'll make the badge graphic myself if you need more resources and time saved.
While I may be wrong, I suspect that it would take TSR staff a fair amount longer to arrange all of the necessary changes. Consider how long it's been without any new badges having been introduced, though, when we know from earlier posts that they're due to be worked on at some point.

The thing is, I can't see there being more than a small handful of members (i.e., less than ten) who might conceivably earn this, unless we're talking about a "very* low qualification threshold - and many more might be frustrated from having empty spots on their profile.
0
reply
Mactotaur
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#343
Report 3 years ago
#343
(Original post by Illusionary)
While I may be wrong, I suspect that it would take TSR staff a fair amount longer to arrange all of the necessary changes. Consider how long it's been without any new badges having been introduced, though, when we know from earlier posts that they're due to be worked on at some point.

The thing is, I can't see there being more than a small handful of members (i.e., less than ten) who might conceivably earn this - and many more might be frustrated from having empty spots on their profile.
How about have it done on a case-by-case basis? I.e. it doesn't appear unless you have it - that would make things easier by not having to modify the badge template, and only having to take a couple of minutes each time someone does get it.

With the offer of a badge with the other reward of knowing you're working to improve the site, I think more people will report exploits than you think. Take reddit, for example - quite a lot of people have earned the equivalent trophy since it was introduced.

If people want I can create the graphic and write the introduction to give an idea of what I'm suggesting.
0
reply
Illusionary
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#344
Report 3 years ago
#344
(Original post by Mactotaur)
How about have it done on a case-by-case basis? I.e. it doesn't appear unless you have it - that would make things easier by not having to modify the badge template, and only having to take a couple of minutes each time someone does get it.

With the offer of a badge with the other reward of knowing you're working to improve the site, I think more people will report exploits than you think. Take reddit, for example - quite a lot of people have earned the equivalent trophy since it was introduced.

If people want I can create the graphic and write the introduction to give an idea of what I'm suggesting.
It's not that I'd particularly object if the badge were to be added, I just don't see it as being particularly likely based on what I've seen of previous dev work. I'm sure that the community team will be able to offer their thoughts directly when they see this - as can other members, of course.
0
reply
Sanctimonious
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#345
Report 3 years ago
#345
Will there be any new badges added at all?
0
reply
Queen Cersei
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#346
Report 3 years ago
#346
Yes- there will be new badges coming out so keep your eyes peeled!
0
reply
EllClapp
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#347
Report 3 years ago
#347
Maybe giving subject specific badges? It could be too much, but it could work by people giving you reputation when they find what you've said about a subject particularly helpful - the chatterbox badge could then be given if you've participated in a range of discussions It would give me more confidence seeing that a revision item has been 'specialist approved' (etc) as well as teacher approved.
Just an idea, not convinced it would work so feel free to ignore
0
reply
Snufkin
  • Volunteer Team
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#348
Report 3 years ago
#348
(Original post by EllClapp)
Maybe giving subject specific badges? It could be too much, but it could work by people giving you reputation when they find what you've said about a subject particularly helpful - the chatterbox badge could then be given if you've participated in a range of discussions It would give me more confidence seeing that a revision item has been 'specialist approved' (etc) as well as teacher approved.
Just an idea, not convinced it would work so feel free to ignore
The problem is this hardly ever happens. Sometimes people say thank you but most of the time your answer / advice goes completely unacknowledged.
0
reply
Arkasia
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#349
Report 3 years ago
#349
How about this for people who are banned?

Name:  rulebreaker.png
Views: 96
Size:  73.2 KB
2
reply
Josb
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#350
Report 3 years ago
#350
(Original post by Snufkin)
The problem is this hardly ever happens. Sometimes people say thank you but most of the time your answer / advice goes completely unacknowledged.
I totally agree, I ceased to post in the study help for this reason.


(Original post by Arkasia)
How about this for people who are banned?

Name:  rulebreaker.png
Views: 96
Size:  73.2 KB
Great, I love it.
0
reply
_Fergo
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#351
Report 3 years ago
#351
(Original post by Arkasia)
How about this for people who are banned?

Name:  rulebreaker.png
Views: 96
Size:  73.2 KB
Did you make this? Amazing haha!

I demand that this be added immediately!

Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
Arkasia
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#352
Report 3 years ago
#352
(Original post by Josb)
I totally agree, I ceased to post in the study help for this reason.



Great, I love it.
Cheers

(Original post by *Stefan*)
Did you make this? Amazing haha!

I demand that this be added immediately!

Posted from TSR Mobile
Yeah I did, thanks I have a few more ideas I might knock out later if I find the time.
0
reply
somemightsay888
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#353
Report 3 years ago
#353
(Original post by Arkasia)
How about this for people who are banned?

Name:  rulebreaker.png
Views: 96
Size:  73.2 KB
I think you should make some CoD themed ones
0
reply
Arkasia
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#354
Report 3 years ago
#354
(Original post by somemightsay888)
I think you should make some CoD themed ones
shush now, you don't want to get noscoped do you?
0
reply
Ayar
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#355
Report 3 years ago
#355
Hi everyone
I will come back later
0
reply
EllClapp
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#356
Report 3 years ago
#356
(Original post by Snufkin)
The problem is this hardly ever happens. Sometimes people say thank you but most of the time your answer / advice goes completely unacknowledged.
I know, which is partially why I thought about it in the first place. It would be interesting to see if this had any effect though - would people stop and think about giving another user some form of credit that recognises their good work and the fact they've shared it online or would people just ignore it?
0
reply
kilithedwarf93
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#357
Report 3 years ago
#357
How about a shield/badge for when someone has been really helpful in somebody's thread.
For example, in the study help section, if someone has clearly put a lot of effort into their answer to help the OP out, they get rewarded.
And it's the moderator who can give these awards if they stumble upon a really good post.

no wait, that's clever clogs.... Doh!
but something should apply like that similar in other forums, especially if theyve given good advice
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#358
Report 3 years ago
#358
(Original post by kilithedwarf93)
How about a shield/badge for when someone has been really helpful in somebody's thread.
For example, in the study help section, if someone has clearly put a lot of effort into their answer to help the OP out, they get rewarded.
And it's the moderator who can give these awards if they stumble upon a really good post.

no wait, that's clever clogs.... Doh!
but something should apply like that similar in other forums, especially if theyve given good advice
Don't hold your breath. Badges are one of a long line of developments that got rushed in and then wasn't followed up. TSR doesn't finish projects.
6
reply
kilithedwarf93
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#359
Report 3 years ago
#359
(Original post by PQ)
Don't hold your breath. Badges are one of a long line of developments that got rushed in and then wasn't followed up. TSR doesn't finish projects.
Thisis sad.

I used to have an account years ago, and I remember having a little tagline that said "Junior member" etc.... where did they go?

And where did the neg button go??
0
reply
Kallisto
  • Forum Helper
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#360
Report 3 years ago
#360
Its been a while since the badges were installed. And what is the sense of it? I stick to it: they are unnecessary.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Have you registered to vote?

Yes! (502)
37.66%
No - but I will (103)
7.73%
No - I don't want to (91)
6.83%
No - I can't vote (<18, not in UK, etc) (637)
47.79%

Watched Threads

View All