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Topic # 93412 21-Nov-2011 09:04 Send private message

Hello folks

We thought for a while in adding an element of social gaming around Geekzone. First idea was "Geekzone points" based, on activities around the site, but after some consideration we decided that giving users badges would be more fun.

We are slowly introducing Geekzone Badges, to measure system resources impact. The initial two badges are Welcome and Twitter:



Users will be notified of new badges on the main site only, but activities from mobile and apps will also count towards badges.

There is a list of badges to be distributed - based on being Trusted, Moderator, Administrator, number of posts, number of friends, if you posted in a certain forum, and so on.

Every time a badge is given this is recorded in your stream, so Geekzone Friends will see this in their front page and on forum pages, as well as the Wall and public profile pages.

After we measure the impact on the system (and we have the badge designs ready!) we will start loading these. We will accept suggestion for new badges as well.




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  Reply # 547685 21-Nov-2011 09:06 Send private message

Any chance to see the badges clickable to explain what they are and subtle hint on how one can unlock them - when viewing a friend's public profile showing those badges.




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  Reply # 547686 21-Nov-2011 09:07 Send private message

We will create individual pages for each badge soon. Currently you can hover over a badge in a profile page and see the description and when the user was awarded it.





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  Reply # 547688 21-Nov-2011 09:08 Send private message

Could we have an option to not display badges?

I, personally, hate these sort of things, which I consider to be nothing more than a sort of online ego measurement.

That's not to dis this new feature though, I'm sure many users will enjoy it, nice work.

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  Reply # 547690 21-Nov-2011 09:10 Send private message

Dib-Dib-Dib

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  Reply # 547691 21-Nov-2011 09:10 Send private message

You want to opt-out of badges yourself, and not see someone else's badge at the same time?

If that's the case, then I'll look into it a bit later and put a profile option in place.




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  Reply # 547692 21-Nov-2011 09:10 Send private message

Make sure you include the KFC badge for @Nate






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  Reply # 547695 21-Nov-2011 09:12 Send private message

johnr: Make sure you include the KFC badge for @Nate


Good idea. In our private forums we thought of manual badges - like "Attended Geekzone Pizza" or "KFC or nothing for Nate"...

 




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  Reply # 547699 21-Nov-2011 09:16 Send private message

freitasm: You want to opt-out of badges yourself, and not see someone else's badge at the same time?

If that's the case, then I'll look into it a bit later and put a profile option in place.


I don't mind seeing other users badges, I just would like it if they looked at my profile it shows nothing, or user has chosen not to share badges or something.





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  Reply # 547700 21-Nov-2011 09:16 Send private message

Sounds good... Will look into adding this option.






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  Reply # 547702 21-Nov-2011 09:21 Send private message

freitasm: Sounds good... Will look into adding this option.



Cool, thank you.

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  Reply # 547710 21-Nov-2011 09:33 Send private message

oxnsox: Dib-Dib-Dib

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LMAO - well done. As a current leader in Scouting I really liked this.



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  Reply # 548087 21-Nov-2011 20:55 Send private message

Most of the badges are going live today. Some will be going later this week.

Any suggestions, please PM.





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  Reply # 548089 21-Nov-2011 20:59 Send private message

Badges. Very cool.

Fun aspect to the site. :-)




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  Reply # 548105 21-Nov-2011 21:30 Send private message

Can we have a Cheese badge for "sillyness" ? ;)




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  Reply # 548107 21-Nov-2011 21:31 Send private message

Ooh, I have an opinion! Have you been talking to my wife?




 

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