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When I looked just now you have the thumb microbadge in your profile.

If you want to show it, you need to go here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/profile.php?action=editmicrobad...
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I hope Aldie hasn't been held up by any negative feedback on these awarded microbadges. I think it's a great idea, and even if the numbers associated with each shade of badge are debated, the rewards will be much appreciated.

If there's a debate on whether to include recommendations in the consideration of who gets a badge, maybe the next set of microbadges to be awarded could be the GeekMod ones, since thumbs do not apply there.

Thanks again for this great idea Aldie!
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Luke the Flaming wrote:
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I think taking recommendations into account for the Geeklist and Images Uploaded badges may make more sense than the sheer volume of content submitted.

The flaw is that old stuff (older than "thumbs up", so not THAT old at all) doesn't gather many recommendations, whatever its value is (since it wasn't possible to recommend it when it appeared).
Any system has its merits and flaws, I'm afraid.


There's another issue as well. Some games just don't get the page views as others. You can write the world's greatest review of "Obscuria Maximus", but there may be only a handful of people who will look at the game. Conversely, a mediocre review of a popular game will have many more views and is likely to have more recommendations just on sheer volume alone.
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Does anyone know if the daily process of awarding the reviewer badges has been put on hold? I'm hopeful that one might show up in my account.
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fehrmeister wrote:
Does anyone know if the daily process of awarding the reviewer badges has been put on hold? I'm hopeful that one might show up in my account.

I, too, haven't seen my brown thumb (sounds dirty, doesn't it?) appear. Wonder if this thing has a problem.
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Well - I've just got it now (and I see you have it too Randy)! Thanks Aldie!
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People who make them?

I obviously don't read the news enough. My copper review badge was a complete shock to me.

I just want to see what Greg Schloesser gets for his 2266 (and counting) session reports.

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Hey! Geeklister system awarded microbadges! Thanks a lot Aldie! This is great.
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fehrmeister wrote:
Hey! Geeklister system awarded microbadges! Thanks a lot Aldie! This is great.


I agree, although I am so running out of room for Mircobadges meeple
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Ah some details are in the Wiki http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Microbadge

* Game Reviews
o Copper - 10 Reviews
o Silver - 50 Reviews
o Gold - 100 Reviews

* GeekLists (with at least 5 thumbs up per list)
o Copper - 5 GeekLists
o Silver - 25 GeekLists
o Gold - 50 GeekLists

And there is an image loader one too. I am assuming copper is around 75-100 (or the batch job hasn't finished)
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Images (with at least 3 thumbs up per image)
Copper - 10 Images
Silver - 30 Images
Gold - 100 Images
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How often does the code run which auto-magically rewards these badges?
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Aldie wrote:
I've coded up the initial system of "auto rewarded" microbadges. The first type is for reviews. You get a copper badge for 5 reviews, a silver badge for 50 and a gold badge for 100.

I'll be adding more of these badges over the next couple of days. Badges will be recalculated and awarded once per day.


How about instead of filtering by thumbs up, you weight those with thumbs higher? Say, if it doesn't have the necessary amount of thumbs it's worth 1/2 or 1/4 or something? I've got over 120 images submitted, but I think only 2 fit the image criterium. I tend to upload images for the obscure games, so not a lot of 'thumb opportunities' there.
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Simon Mueller wrote:
We'll definitly need system awarded microbadges for game collection size:
• copper for 100 games
• silver for 300 games
• gold for 1000 games

Who contributes more to the hobby than the people who actually buy the games?


Good idea. It's good for the site because people will have an incentive to enter their games. Perhaps something similar for Games Played and Games Rated?

Aldie - We're gonna need a second line for our geek badges!
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Re: System Awarded Microbadges
bill_andel wrote:
How often does the code run which auto-magically rewards these badges?


Once per day - 9am Central Time.
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Simon Mueller wrote:
We'll definitly need system awarded microbadges for game collection size:
• copper for 100 games
• silver for 300 games
• gold for 1000 games

Who contributes more to the hobby than the people who actually buy the games?

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Simon Mueller wrote:
We'll definitly need system awarded microbadges for game collection size:
• copper for 100 games
• silver for 300 games
• gold for 1000 game?


Might want to review Matthew's Statistics when setting the limits.

According to the link:
>100 games 14% of geeks
>300 games 3% of geeks
>1000 games ~0.2% of geeks

Bottom might be a bit generous, top might be a bit rarified. But don't know the distribution stats of the other system awarded Microbadges.

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Karlsen wrote:
fehrmeister wrote:
Hey! Geeklister system awarded microbadges! Thanks a lot Aldie! This is great.


I agree, although I am so running out of room for Mircobadges meeple


We need to be able to buy a second row of microbadges for 30GG, or similar.
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Quick question to satisfy my curiosity - I'm puzzled by the numbers set to get the various levels of microbage.

It seems to me that writing a good review is harder than writing a good geeklist - so how come 25 lists get a silver, but you need 50 reviews? Even if I stand alone in my assumption about which is more difficult, that's still quite a margin of difference.

So can anyone shed some light on how or why these levels were decided on?
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MattDP wrote:
So can anyone shed some light on how or why these levels were decided on?

There has been a tiny bit of geekmail discussion on the thresholds and the general idea was that copper should be easy to get and that silver and gold are the real awards with some 10 or less users getting gold and between say 30 and 50 getting silver.
The stats for the currently awarded badges are:
GL R IU
copper 370 559 323
silver 30 15 68
gold 8 6 10

(GL=geeklister; R=reviewer; IU=image uploader)

Based on this table, I'd say that the silver for the image uploader badge is a bit too easy and for the reviewer maybe a little bit too strict. However, I don't think the current thresholds are way off.
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Aldie wrote:
bill_andel wrote:
How often does the code run which auto-magically rewards these badges?


Once per day - 9am Central Time.


Today it appears that the job ran at 9:00 EST, unless it took an hour to run and get to my user account. I got the email announcing my badge's arrival at 7:00 MST.
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Lajos wrote:
MattDP wrote:
So can anyone shed some light on how or why these levels were decided on?

There has been a tiny bit of geekmail discussion on the thresholds and the general idea was that copper should be easy to get and that silver and gold are the real awards with some 10 or less users getting gold and between say 30 and 50 getting silver.
The stats for the currently awarded badges are:
GL R IU
copper 370 559 323
silver 30 15 68
gold 8 6 10

(GL=geeklister; R=reviewer; IU=image uploader)

Based on this table, I'd say that the silver for the image uploader badge is a bit too easy and for the reviewer maybe a little bit too strict. However, I don't think the current thresholds are way off.


I would agree on that, I personally think the requirements for the IU ones should be a bit higher. Higher in both number required and thumbs required. Maybe the same for copper but silver should be like 50 images at 4 thumbs and gold at 120 images at 5 thumbs. But I have to look at how many would qualify under those numbers.
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Krisjohn wrote:
We need to be able to buy a second row of microbadges for 30GG, or similar.


If that happens, no one will ever receive a tip again....
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Are there any plans to eventually award microbadges for session reports, geek modding, or files uploaded?

These system awarded badges are great. Thanks again Aldie!
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