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  Reply # 548393 22-Nov-2011 12:46 Send private message

nakedmolerat: "I have a face!" < LOL!

I need to work on that :P

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  Reply # 548396 22-Nov-2011 12:48 Send private message

sittingduckz: It's all good, as long as I don't end up looking like this guy Cool



At least he has a beer in his hand.

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  Reply # 548520 22-Nov-2011 16:14 Send private message

Wouldnt this cause people to make rubbish posts just to get a badge? - like post in the introductions to get one, and lodge a fault?

And would prefer to see the highest badge of each type

My 2 cents worth :)



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  Reply # 548522 22-Nov-2011 16:15 Send private message

We already have the number of posts and stars under your name and we don't see this problem. We can easily get people posting rubbish in their proper place, as we've always done.




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  Reply # 548549 22-Nov-2011 17:04 Send private message

How about a profile section where we can specify what type of technology we own in check boxes, so I would get an Ubuntu badge, a Windows badge, a WP7 badge etc. 

Basically make badges that show off our geeky affiliations 




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  Reply # 548557 22-Nov-2011 17:21 Send private message

Good one - although that is based on what users check instead of what they actually do, so someone could just go around and check all boxes...





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  Reply # 548566 22-Nov-2011 17:37 Send private message

In that case should it be based on browser device id?




Hmmmm



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  Reply # 548567 22-Nov-2011 17:38 Send private message

Yes, we could do something like that... Still, people could fudge with their user agent string anyway. But not a bad idea.





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Reply # 548568 22-Nov-2011 17:49 Send private message

johnr: When does @SteveBiddle get his troll badge?


! was going to ask exactly the same question! Here's a photo of him at the gym I instruct at...

Biddlecorp CEO exercising




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  Reply # 548569 22-Nov-2011 17:50 Send private message

/me pushes barrow

A badge for connecting via IPv6?

Or "Shy[1]", a badge for achieving one of the Posting or Friends milestones without having posted to the Introduction forum?


[1] aka "anti-social curmudgeon" if you wish Laughing


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  Reply # 548571 22-Nov-2011 17:51 Send private message

'confused badge' or 'frequently confused badge'

User has posted (X number of posts) containing a Question Mark.

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  Reply # 548575 22-Nov-2011 17:56 Send private message

I thought of another one: "Music Lover", for being a member of the Geekzone group on a service that I'm going to leave the discovery of as an exercise to the reader, as there are only 20 of us so far Laughing (in the group---not on the service).




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  Reply # 548593 22-Nov-2011 18:24 Send private message

The IPv6 one is good... Only when have IPv6 back on track though.





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  Reply # 548602 22-Nov-2011 18:43 Send private message

freitasm: Good one - although that is based on what users check instead of what they actually do, so someone could just go around and check all boxes...



Could be used as a way of standardising signatures as part of the ongoing "do we need signatures" debate. Allow for example one line of text and one line of show off your arsenal icons.

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  Reply # 548618 22-Nov-2011 19:26 Send private message

I'm awesome, I've got two of all my badges :O




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