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Author Topic: Badge/Award Mod Rewritten  (Read 29197 times)
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« on: February 08, 2009, 04:53:56 PM »

So i have now finished the first stage of rewriting the badge/award mod on the forum; that's the thing that shows little icons next to your name in your posts for things like the NANY challenge, etc.

The new setup is makes it 100x easier for me to add badges to users, and opens the way for people to add their own badges (from a set we configure), to designate hobbies, professions, etc.

And lastly the new system will make it easy to add an "Award/Badge Page" that better shows who has which badges, etc.  This part isn't written yet but won't take long.

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If you notice you are missing a badge you should have, drop me a line.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 06:27:00 PM »

Looks nice, mouser. But figuring out what they mean requires clicking. Could you add a tooltip to them?

(BTW, I never received the NANY award gift certificate. Perhaps my spam filter ate it...)
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 06:43:01 PM »

yes tooltip is easy to add now with the new system; ill pm you about the gift certificate.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 06:48:38 PM »

What are the new badges going to be?
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 08:43:10 PM »

How cool is this:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?action=badges
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 09:08:19 PM »

One feature of the new badge mod i wrote is there are 2 kinds of badges, one kind that only the administrator can give out, and one kind that people can choose for themselves from a predefined list.

This was actually an old idea by dc member CodeTrucker, where we could have badges to represent hobbies and professions, etc. that users could choose to represent themselves.

There aren't any of these up yet because i need some help building them.  What i need for each such badge is:
  • 16x16 tiny gif image
  • 64x64 bigger image (jpg or gif or png)
  • url for more info
  • one word label, one line title, and then a longer description

so if you want me to add a badge for your hobby, profession, etc., send me the stuff above (mouser@donationcoder.com).
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 09:44:37 PM »

I like the old version from the programming school. You didn't have to scroll down so much.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 09:45:16 PM »

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I like the old version from the programming school.

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the old page had to be laboriously updated by hand and was a super pain to keep current.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 09:58:14 PM »

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I like the old version from the programming school.
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Grin Sorry. It was more meant as constructive criticism.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 10:07:08 PM »


Mouser

for the merit badges (Coding School, etc), how about a link or a literal that says what they got them for?

possibly impractical where multiple awards have been granted, but maybe a bit of extra recognition for their inputs.. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 10:07:31 PM »

i could add a sidebar table of contents and put each badge on its own page.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 10:08:24 PM »

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for the merit badges (Coding School, etc), how about a link or a literal that says what they got them for?

i could do that easily with the new system.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 10:13:47 PM »

i could add a sidebar table of contents and put each badge on its own page.
Yes! Much better.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 10:13:59 PM »


You forgot tinjaw's self-proclaimed award...

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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2009, 07:46:23 AM »

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And lastly the new system will make it easy to add an "Award/Badge Page" that better shows who has which badges, etc.  This part isn't written yet but won't take long.

I'm waiting for this  Thmbsup
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2009, 08:08:32 AM »

Perhaps the awarded and self-chosen badges should be located at separate locations? Otherwise the awards could drown in hobby icons smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 09:28:51 AM »

mahesh, it is written now:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?action=badges

f0dder that's not a bad idea, i could make at least 3 dif sections for:
  • Programming School Awards
  • Other Official Awards+Badges
  • User Badges
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 07:21:00 PM »

You can now restrict the bage page display to specific badges, for example:

to show only the nany and gathering badge winners: http://www.donationcoder....s&show=nany,gathering

to show only the programming school badges: http://www.donationcoder....how=stage1,deluxe,dabbler

you can also specify the term official to show all official admin-awarded badges: http://www.donationcoder....=badges&show=official

or the term self to show all user-self-chosen awards: http://www.donationcoder....tion=badges&show=self
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009, 08:31:35 PM »

I made it so if you click on a badge in someone's profile or sidebar you now go to the page listing all people who have that badge  Thmbsup

Can i hear some love for the new badge system!?
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 08:40:08 PM »

mouser, I just love the new badge system! 
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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2009, 08:41:10 PM »

now that's what i like to hear..  Cool
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 09:31:00 PM »

Yes! It's awesome!  Thmbsup

What do you think about wrapping them? As the number, and the number of the links below the avatar, increase, the body of the forum is shifted to the right and extra white space is added in the first column. Is that's whats happening? The width of the first column shouldn't be much wider than the avatar should it?


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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 09:36:21 PM »

It's a combination.. they actually will wrap on their own but they also seem to expand the size of the first column as well -- i can probably fix that.
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 10:23:55 PM »

Can i hear some love for the new badge system!?

Extremely well done!

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2009, 05:41:22 AM »

Can i hear some love for the new badge system!?

WOAH!  Super Awesome! 



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