Badges?


#41

I think that the intention of the badges is to help encourage members to engage in different ways and offer some kind of token reward to for doing so. As I said earlier in the thread, whether you like them or not, or don’t really feel strongly one way or the other, I see them as basically harmless.


#42

I accept that they are basically harmless Richard, my post was merely a clumsy attempt at humour.


#43

Is this an alternative to previous forum points system?

If so, just how many badges are their available to be acquired?


#44

IB - thanks. Amazon know where I live and what I buy from them anyhow - and I’m also surprised by how many banner ad’s I see which reference services in my area, especially ad’s for undertakers & funeral plans! I cannot help but think that even by disabling one’s Location settings, the ‘bots’ out there can identify your general location.

I think in today’s world, you cannot be 100% secure (unless you use the likes of VPN software?). I’d very much like to firewall all my 'web viewing/use and try to mitigate & manage information risks AFAP. Some friends & relatives use Facebook so extensively that I’m aghast at what can be gleaned from their profiles (many linked-up of course), even by my limited-IT-skilled eyes.

As to GDPR, it seems a little too late? A bit like, one cannot unknow what one knows.

To close, one of my relatives opened an on-line a/c with a financialco. a week or so back and they asked them how tall they are. As they’re getting on a bit and shrinking, I’m not sure how this is going to work for the future.


#45

Yes, I too have been quite shocked at how publicly some people like to lead their lives, quite apart from the personal data they may not realise is not so confidential.

I have adopted certain aliases to guard personal data, such as a false date of birth, used for everything except properly secure sites that have a genuine right to know. Even so, because I do conduct a fair bit of business online, there is more data out there directly traceable to me than I like despite some care in trying to limit it…


#46

So how many posts do we need to go from Basic to Member and Member to Regular and Regular to Leader, etc ? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.


#47

And while I’m asking - we become “certified” and “licenced” when we’ve done the tutorials, but where are the tutorials ?


#48

Tallguy,

you can read about it here.


This is just a guideline. The parameters can be customised by Admin and the developer. And of course Admin can place a member at any trust level they deem suitable…

Looks like this topic may be best in the forum FAQ.


#49

Thanks, that’s very interesting. Though it makes me wonder what “entering a topic” is


#50

I stumbled across explanation of the different badges. Some rather odd (well, most really!)

Someone mentioned not being able to like more than a certain number of times in a day. Aparently one badge is called
“out of love”, given for using 50 likes in a day. Curiously there is another badge called “higher love”, which is when you’ve used 50 likes in a day five times. And then there is “crazy in love”, for when you’ve used 50 likes in a day 20 times! Methinks it is confusing like and love!


#51

if one click on all forums, gives likes to all posts, and stay 24/24 on the forum, write bla-bla-bla in all topics, he will gain all the badges. It’s like a flipper game!


#52

I wonder if their is a ‘totally ridiculous’ badge… given out for using to many likes?..:joy:


#53

Well, I like Eric Clapton’s Badge. :sunglasses:


#54

A ‘Badge’ Badge for the most Badges?

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#55

An automatically black and white striped avatar for a dedicated badger. (Sorry)


#56

I have just earned a ‘Nice’ badge … :smile: Hallelujah :smile:


#57

Badges or no badges, aren’t we all enthusiasts?


#58

You need a badge in order to be an enthusiast :smile:


#59

Just received two more badges today, I now have an appreciated and a thank you badge…

It seems their is a badge for everything… ???


#60

Not sure if there is a badge for the most badges?