Remember that time the forum forgot that we had polls? Get ready for round 2
FUN FACT: we have BADGE TITLES through Discourse! (the software the forum runs on)
However, the other badges don’t appear to be part of this system… just Regular.
I could be wrong, if some Basic, Member and maybe even a Leader user want to check their Trust-Level badge for a title option and share here, that would be very insightful.
- Enable ALL Trust-Level badges
- Enable ALL (or some) of the extra badges
I am a badge junky. I see gold sticker, and I want it. I intend to collect 'em-all like Pokémon.
So when I discover that I can display my badge… hoo, I got a little too excited…
As far as I can tell, nobody else seems to be aware of the title system… Except for Mod @Boris (I see your sneaky custom ‘:)’ title)
If the title system were to be utilized more thoroughly, forum users would be able to quickly tell the age and experience of a user account, potentially giving what a higher Trust-Level would have to say a little more credit.
I do NOT see this system being abusive, because this ISN’T a social forum (YET?). It is an idea forum, for a game who’s knowledge is meant to be learned from experienced players.
A lower rank has just as much say, and potentially knowledge, as a Leader, depending on the circumstance. A new player may be the leading developer in VR, and know technical information useful to the devs. Another might be a streamer (Markiplier?) or a game blogger. Even if a new player doesn’t contribute on that scale, they are still members of our little gamer society, and that makes it a kind of family.
Level bullying would inherently go against the Forum’s Be Agreeable… and Always Be Civil guidelines, making it a bannable offense.
Simply put, edit DiscoBot (the Welcome Bot) OR the
System Message OR create a new, automated
System Message, and explain titles to people!
If it’s mechanically possible, allow 2 badge title slots: Allow someone to display as:
Regular Wiki Editor
Leader Out of Love
Dunno if switching order is a good idea, personally I think not.
Maybe automate the titles with a series of options:
- disable automation
I’m ashamed to say as a web dev I have no knowledge of Discourse’s capabilities or customization potential, but in the spirit of modern software, I believe.
Clearly titles function on some level, so it just boils down to how much extra work it may take.
- Trust-Level only! (Basic, Member, Regular, Leader)
- Trust-Level and Milestone Badges! (Certified, Autobiographer, Editor)
- Trust-Level and Community Badges! (Out of Love, Appreciated, Nice Share)
- All the badges!!
- CUSTOM BADGES? BORIS o_0
- Milestone Badges only!
- Community Badges only!
Assuming titles are Regular only as I currently suspect:
Trust-Level 1, and
Trust-Level 2 only poll (sorry Regulars/Leaders):
- Not fair, I want a title!
- Eh, don’t care
And just for fun, a
Trust-Level 3 only poll
- I knew.
- I had NO idea that was there
- It’s a secret.