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I clicked to authorise deduction of the gold then nothing happened! How do I select/design my badge?
 
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here is a great thread:

Everything You always wanted to know about Uberbadges*
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this is the wiki ubergeekbadge
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Great thanks - all the info I need EXCEPT how do I get started?
 
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The wiki says

"It is located above the Avatar and is 100 pixels wide and 22 pixels deep, however it has two 2 pixel borders around it so the size of the image to upload is 96 x 18 pixels."

You need to make/crop an image to be 96 x 18 pixels (photoshop, GIMP, Paint, etc) and upload it.
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Thank you but upload it to where?
 
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Your profile. It should have a link that says Edit Badge next to your avatar, by where you edit your microbadges/avatar.
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there are 3 edits - one for avatar - one for overbadge - one for microbadges - none for uber geek badge
 
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Next to my avatar, there are these links

[Edit Avatar]
[Buy OverText]
[Buy Microbadges]
[Edit Microbadges]
[Update Supporter Microbadges]
[Edit Badge]

It shows in your geekgold spending that the money was taken out, so you should have access to an uberbadge. If you don't have a link to edit the badge, maybe take a screen shot of that part of your profile and post in Bugs?
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Now I'm totally fogged - this is all beyond my tiny brain - can I have my money back?
 
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indigopotter wrote:
Next to my avatar, there are these links

[Edit Avatar]
[Buy OverText]
[Buy Microbadges]
[Edit Microbadges]
[Update Supporter Microbadges]
[Edit Badge]

It shows in your geekgold spending that the money was taken out, so you should have access to an uberbadge. If you don't have a link to edit the badge, maybe take a screen shot of that part of your profile and post in Bugs?
So why does it say Edit Badge rather than Edit UberBadge? Does Edit Badge do something else other than allowing you to edit your uber badge? If not, it would really make it simpler if it was changed to Edit Uberbadge

I've not paid for one, so that item doesn't appear for me, so I've no idea what happens if you click on it.
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edit badge only allows you to change your overbadge like my TICKET TO RIDE.
that's my point
 
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entwife wrote:
indigopotter wrote:
Next to my avatar, there are these links

[Edit Avatar]
[Buy OverText]
[Buy Microbadges]
[Edit Microbadges]
[Update Supporter Microbadges]
[Edit Badge]

It shows in your geekgold spending that the money was taken out, so you should have access to an uberbadge. If you don't have a link to edit the badge, maybe take a screen shot of that part of your profile and post in Bugs?
So why does it say Edit Badge rather than Edit UberBadge? Does Edit Badge do something else other than allowing you to edit your uber badge? If not, it would really make it simpler if it was changed to Edit Uberbadge

I've not paid for one, so that item doesn't appear for me, so I've no idea what happens if you click on it.
Before you buy an UberGeekBadge, you have to buy a basic GeekBadge, the Edit Badge option allows you to edit whichever of the two you have.

If you have bought an UberGeekBadge, then using that link gives you the option to upload an image, which is the difference between the 2 badge types. The user interface is the same for both badge types with that exception.
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jeremylaurie wrote:
edit badge only allows you to change your overbadge like my TICKET TO RIDE.
that's my point
It sounds like perhaps you bought a normal badge, but did not then buy an "uber" badge (which is the higher level which lets you upload images and not just create text).

Edited - apparently that was not the problem!
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jeremylaurie wrote:
edit badge only allows you to change your overbadge like my TICKET TO RIDE.
that's my point
Does it, at the bottom, have a gray box that says "Image: Choose file"? Even after you have an uberbadge, the boxes may be filled in to say Ticket to Ride (my boxes are still filled in to say that last thing I had my regular geekbadge say, but the picture overrides it).

So, use the Image: Choose File button on the bottom and the Borders section at the top, and ignore the text part in the middle.

(@ Russ, his geekgold spending shows he spent money on an uberbadge.)
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Ok so I started on the wrong badge (I didn't get any link) .
What is a basic Geekbadge? How do I get it? Can I then edit both?
Thanks for your help - I'm just a bit (lot?) baffled!


See other thread.
 
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jeremylaurie wrote:
Ok so I started on the wrong badge (I didn't get any link) .
What is a basic Geekbadge? How do I get it? Can I then edit both?
Thanks for your help - I'm just a bit (lot?) baffled!
The basic geekbadge is the one you have that reads "TICKET TO RIDE", it is edited using the same "Edit Badge" link. The difference between the two badges is that the uberbadge allows you to upload an image of your choice rather than just changing colours and text.

Both badges are edited using the same link.
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OK - now I'm getting somewhere. BUT the image, as you say, only overrides part of the Overbadge which I don't want to alter. I'm guessing that maybe the Overbadge is the basic Geekbadge (y/n?).
I've got 2 badges which are like your BGG ADMIN and your GAME DESIGNER. I've got an Avatar and 5 Microbadges.
I'm hoping that the Ubergeekbadge is like your pinkish block above your Avatar. Then maybe the Basic geekbadge is like your PATRON badge??
 
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No -see Indigo's overbadges - she has 3.
 
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jeremylaurie wrote:
No -see Indigo's overbadges - he has 3.
That's because she is both a designer and an admin. The pinkish block is indeed the UberGeekBadge, which is an "upgraded" version of a regular GeekBadge like your green "Ticket to Ride" line. The upgrade consists of being able to use an image, rather than solely text and colors.

See Graphical_User_Representation, particularly this image:




"Overbadge" is unknown terminology. There's system badges (indicating designer, and/or admin) and a geekbadge, which can be upgraded to ubergeekbadge.

There's also "overtext", which is a tooltip which can be added separately to both the avatar and to the (uber)geekbadge.
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jeremylaurie wrote:
No -see Indigo's overbadges - he has 3.
It's always a good idea to quote the post that you're replying to, so that we can be sure who you're replying to.

Assuming that you're replying to me. As you say Indigo has 3 badges, she has an Admin badge and a Designer badge (as do you), which are special badges assigned by an Admin with the authority to assign them.

She also has an ubergeekbadge, which is this one



I also have an ubergeekbadge



You currently have a geekbadge showing



If you go to the "Edit Badge", you will see the option to upload images which can be the full width of the badge or part of it. Indigo and I both have full width images. You can get much more information about this by clicking on the links posted further up this thread by
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Many thanks everyone - I finally got there
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