Just noticed about this new badges thingy in the comment section. Can anyone explain what it is ?
Think of it as Achievements in a game. Fill in your profile? Get an achievement. Do the forum tutorial? Get an achievement. And so on…
Is it wrong that I want to try for the full set? Not sure what the criteria is for the manually awarded ones are.
I wonder if it is possible to nominate others for them? I can think of several people who deserve them!
Completionist in me wants the full set too. Think I missed out on an early tutorial badge because I knew how to use a forum and didn’t do it. Or know about the badges at that point.
I’m a completionist too, that’s why I’m not even looking at the badges, it would make it stressful for me
Wait… is this about the forum or the Disqus badges? I suppose the Disqus ones, as those have the manual ones, but CJR’s comment about forum tutorial makes me think of the forum badges.
I’m trying to ignore the existence of both
I’m not sure I like the included-on-every-post nature of the Disqus comment-system badges; that’s going to get kind of messy-looking on every post when someone has a lot of them, and as people can include some symbols in their usernames, it might sometimes get confusing. I personally prefer the look-for-them-if-you-care-to nature of the forum ones.
too bad that there isn’t a badge on the comment section for NAR archvists /s
Agreed on all points. I already find them somewhat distracting, with only a few posters having 1-2 of them.
I assume that he meant the forum badges. Not a member of Disqus so didn’t know about their badge system.
Either way, I am not on a quest to be the best forumite. This isn’t Pokémon and I don’t need to know why Gary M’Fing Oak has ten whilst I can only get eight.
I see you’ve got the icebreaker badge, one of the manually awarded ones, so well done for that! Do you know what the criteria was for it?
edited because of autocarrot
No idea! I can guess what your “Side-Splitter” one was for, though.
Look, it was Christmas and I literally ate too much. Goodness only knows how the editors found out!
I suspect I got the Icebreaker badge because of what would happen if I tried crossing the Antarctic.
As I said, I ate too much…
Joking aside, I wonder what the criteria is for the manually awarded badges?
But whatever it is… THANK YOU!!!
@Jarvis posted a link on NAR to the help page which lists all the criteria for the badges (thank you!)
The three manually awarded ones are for:
NAR Advocate (manually awarded): Awarded to commenters who generally help/guide others, and help move conversations forward in a civil manner, while upholding NAR values.
Side-Splitter (manually awarded): Awarded to commenters who tend to comment with (appropriate) jokes, puns, humor, etc.
Ice-Breaker (manually awarded): Commenters who tend to post the first comment in a story which promotes discussion.
Am I reading too much in to it that “puns” is listed separately to “jokes” and “humour”?
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