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6 hours ago, mark poulson said:

Kurt,

What are the badges all about?

Mark

Typically forums use a badge function as a social ranking system.  Points are awarded for posts, likes, posted pictures, essentially participation.   Points are accumulated towards receiving badges/ranks.   At some forums the user gains extra perks such as increased photo rights, longer edit times for posts, adding a signature below your post, additional emoticons, GIF use age, etc. as rankings increase.   

Just a way known to increase participation.  It also feeds off a segment of the members as a way to show how "established" and "knowledgeable" they are as they will work towards reaching titles as for some it validates some need or goal they want to reach. 

At one time new members on forums would also see this as a seasoned individual giving information and could likely find the information shared to be overall true.  

 

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On 10/4/2021 at 2:54 PM, Travis said:

Typically forums use a badge function as a social ranking system.  Points are awarded for posts, likes, posted pictures, essentially participation.   Points are accumulated towards receiving badges/ranks.   At some forums the user gains extra perks such as increased photo rights, longer edit times for posts, adding a signature below your post, additional emoticons, GIF use age, etc. as rankings increase.   

Just a way known to increase participation.  It also feeds off a segment of the members as a way to show how "established" and "knowledgeable" they are as they will work towards reaching titles as for some it validates some need or goal they want to reach. 

At one time new members on forums would also see this as a seasoned individual giving information and could likely find the information shared to be overall true.  

 

Thanks Travis.  

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Sorry for the delay in replying. My wife and I are in the process of selling our home in RI and buying a house in NC, where we will be moving sometime in December. To say it's been hectic would be a bit of an understatement :lolhuh:

Anyway, the badges came as part of a software update a while back. Members get "ranked" based on participation, post likes, etc.

I wish they would have used past member info to create a pro-rated rank, but they don't seem to have done that. :rolleyes:

At this point, they it is what it is, so we just have to run with it and watch everyone's rank change over time :?

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18 minutes ago, bryanmc said:

Good luck with the move.  I grew up in Narragansett.  You're going to save a ton of money just in taxes.

 

Thanks! I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, less government restrictions and lower costs for so many things. It'll be refreshing!

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