Experimenting with 'Featured' badge visibility

(Bart Veldhuizen) #1

By default, Discourse badges are visible only in the user card and on the user profile page, making them a little hard to discover. A new theme component now allows us to show them next to the username. I thought it could be useful to highlight some of the ‘high importance’ badges this way and activated it for the #featured badge now. If you click on it you’ll see the topics for which this was awarded, basically showing all the artworks of this user that were featured in the gallery:

Try it here. There’s no way to show image thumbnails on this page yet, this might be a nice future addition.

I’m trying to decide which other badges could be added here. Any thoughts?

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(Bart Veldhuizen) pinned globally #2
(John Malcolm) #3

Possibly some of the badges which encourage users to interact positively with content? Ones involving giving and receiving likes would be a good example.

(Bohdan Lvov) #4

hmmm, interesting

(Emir Sinan Gürlek) #5

Good feature, option to display one of our badge would be cool. Maybe star/icon color could be more desaturated. It’s too dominant as it is right now in my opinion.

Also I realized most of the badges sharing the same icon, maybe we could add more unique icons for each badge. How about creating a small challenge/contest for that?

(DDB) #6

is it possible to directly see a previews of the renders inside of the featured badges pages ? it could become sort of a “featured gallery”

i also think people who can code, and share their add-on in the forum deserve something similar

(Bart Veldhuizen) #7

I tried to desaturate it, but it turned out super bland. How about just using grayscale instead? I’m trying that now. Let me know what you think.

Not yet; this is what I (tried to) explain in my OP :slight_smile:

:100: I have implemented this now in the following way: if you post in the #coding:released-scripts-and-themes category and your first post gets a like by one of the @moderators, you’ll receive the ‘Add-on Developer’ badge. You can see it here. This data is obviously not complete yet, but will continue to improve.

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(Emir Sinan Gürlek) #8

This might cause a slight misleading such as this and this. Maybe those kind of topics need a seperate sub-category?

Also ‘about the coding category’ page is missing/empty.

(Bart Veldhuizen) #9

I realise that, but let’s see how many ‘false positives’ we end up with first. An alternative solution is to let moderators manually award such badges, but that’s a bit more work for them.

@Fweeb could you look in to that?

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Patreon supporters :slight_smile:

Migration supporters

Those who has been around for 10y+

WEC winners

Addon developers

“Higer up” people like andrew, yan, ton etc

(DDB) #11

So admins would only like posts in the coding category with the authors actually writing an addon ? Is it necessarily free ? Paid scripted also ?

Not clear who will get thoses scripted badges

(English is not my native language) #12

Since this is a support forum, could users who are the most give support/help to have any kind of remarkable visible reward?
Of course I do not mean myself, I do not offer even 1% of the quality support that other users give. But I would like those users to be rewarded.

(Bart Veldhuizen) #13

How would you define/quantify that? Basically there would need to be some kind of database ‘rule’ for this.

(Emir Sinan Gürlek) #14

Maybe, there could be a badge for users who have 20 solution or more? Right now there is no badge assosicated with solution info. And that badge could be featured if user wanted.

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(Bart Veldhuizen) #15

That could work yes, I’ll see if I can pull that from the DB

What do you mean?

(Emir Sinan Gürlek) #16

I thought users will have option to display/feature those icons next to username, no? Because I suspect some users will be eligible for lots of those badges and which icon will be featured? All of them?

(Bart Veldhuizen) #17

Ah, no. This is a site-wide option, but we control which badges can be displayed here - that way we can still keep the list sane (I’d say a max of 5 badges?)

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(English is not my native language) #18

I was about to propose that. The only problem is that the same user who opened the thread, can mark his own message as the solution, which I think is right and this should continue in the same way. But this (own solution) should not count in the merits to obtain the reward, not because it does not deserve it in some cases, but to avoid abuses.

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(Jason van Gumster) #19

About that: those “About” threads are also used to auto-populate the text for the sections and categories on the main forum page. I found that out when updating the one for the Jobs section (and made it excessively long the first time).

It’s off-topic from this thread, so maybe we should start a new one, but is that kind of text something we one on the main page?

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