I find this a bit useless and annoying because it creates notifications that don’t add any real value. Do we really need to keep this feature enabled?
They are neat because they are fully customizable. We could make “Patcher”, “Software Developer”, etc badges and nix some of the less-useful default ones.
I dunno. As they are now they aren’t very useful, but over time they’ll get to the point where it’s obvious who the major community members are by number of badges… Personally I say we keep the default ones.
Well, we can certainly keep some, but “has edited 1 post” and the like don’t tell much about community members. So I would remove the whole “getting started” part.
I don’t understand how the “trust level” ones work. Apparently I only get “Basic” level?
There are some strange one such as “out of love” and the “nice/posting” ones - these don’t really reflect community involvement.
I may be a bit old fashioned but I think the good old “post count” is quite good to see major members. Maybe we can have a counter of likes to see the more “useful” members. But I don’t think there is a need to go as far as the current set of badges does.
It appears @kallisti5 forgot to set your “Trust” flag - did that.
Yes I agree… very useless… just for killing time… very childish… No real value.
I disabled several of the badges in the settings (don’t worry, they can be re-enabled). I tried to keep only the ones that are useful to identify members with a certain level of activity and quality. We’ll see how this turns out, and we can always edit them and tweak things further as we go.
I like the idea of the badges. Can instantly tell who’s a developer, so know better when/how to ask questions, etc. What is downside? I guess as Pulkomandy says, they need to be thinned out …
Most forums have some way to designate helpful members (thanks, etc).