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Figsak FTW
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Referring to the BGG New user icon under my name to the left here.

At what point does that transition into something different?
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When you are no longer a new user.
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A more helpful reply would be "After 30 days".
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Geosphere wrote:
When you are no longer a new user.


Problem solved everyone! Nothing to see here! snore

Bearcat89 wrote:
A more helpful reply would be "After 30 days".


Gotcha. Thanks for the info.


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It goes away after 30 days. If you are an admin, game publisher, or game designer, you get one of those badges. Otherwise, it costs 50GG for a geekbadge that you can customize, and another 50 to upgrade to one of the uberbadges, that are larger and can be images (like my trees).
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They're both wrong. It won't transition into anything. It will just go away. So support the site and start contributing and you can load up with supporter badges, microbadges, am avatar and a GeekBadge and then UberGeekBadge.
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indigopotter wrote:
It goes away after 30 days. If you are an admin, game publisher, or game designer, you get one of those badges. Otherwise, it costs 50GG for a geekbadge that you can customize, and another 50 to upgrade to one of the uberbadges, that are larger and can be images (like my trees).


Yeah, I'm only working with the GG I manage to panhandle via forum chat. Getting 50gg sounds like aceing the SAT's to me.

I'll just be happy to get rid of the paper hat that says "trainee" after 30 days.
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Figsak wrote:
I'll just be happy to get rid of the paper hat that says "trainee" after 30 days.

I think its actually a good thing for people to know you are a new user. I know I try to be extra helpful when I see that newbie hat. Look at it as a license to ask a lot of "dumb" questions.
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blindspot wrote:
Figsak wrote:
I'll just be happy to get rid of the paper hat that says "trainee" after 30 days.

I think its actually a good thing for people to know you are a new user. I know I try to be extra helpful when I see that newbie hat. Look at it as a license to ask a lot of "dumb" questions.


That means you will be expected to know everything after 31 days!
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blindspot wrote:
I know I try to be extra helpful when I see that newbie hat.


I've got a microbadge for you! mb
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Figsak wrote:
Yeah, I'm only working with the GG I manage to panhandle via forum chat. Getting 50gg sounds like aceing the SAT's to me.


Panhandling's for rubes. Click-and-write's the way, daddy-o.

Click: take good-quality pictures of your games, their components, and people enjoying them

Write: session reports are easy. Reviews take more work but are more rewarding.

I used to be daunted, too. In early days I geekmodded a lot, and watched the pennies and dime trickle in. Then I got serious about contributing (becoming a supporter netted me a HUGE chunk of ), and had my full complement of badges in no time.
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blindspot wrote:
Figsak wrote:
I'll just be happy to get rid of the paper hat that says "trainee" after 30 days.

I think its actually a good thing for people to know you are a new user. I know I try to be extra helpful when I see that newbie hat. Look at it as a license to ask a lot of "dumb" questions.


#1. Air does what?
#2. I know VCR stands for Vertical Cat Rocket, but why does mine only make funny noises and produce alot of smoke when said cat is inserted?
#3. It's general knowledge that when God goes bowling, he makes thunder. Who does god bowl against? And do they know he's a ringer?
#4. Do bears REALLY sh*t in the woods? Because I found some in a bag on my porch. (I think the bears are trying to burn my house down...soblue )

I can ask these for the next few days, I'm fully licensed and accredited to ask dumb questions.
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tommynomad wrote:
Figsak wrote:
Yeah, I'm only working with the GG I manage to panhandle via forum chat. Getting 50gg sounds like aceing the SAT's to me.


Panhandling's for rubes. Click-and-write's the way, daddy-o.

Click: take good-quality pictures of your games, their components, and people enjoying them

Write: session reports are easy. Reviews take more work but are more rewarding.

I used to be daunted, too. In early days I geekmodded a lot, and watched the pennies and dime trickle in. Then I got serious about contributing (becoming a supporter netted me a HUGE chunk of ), and had my full complement of badges in no time.


I don't LITERALY panhandle. I just meant I only deal with GG that is donated to me while in the due course of forum chit chat. I'll support the site eventually, I'm just out of work right now, so donating to anyone other than my wife will cause me some problems.shake
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You really need to join us in Chit Chat. You're a natural fit and you'll have geek-pennies raining down on you in no time!

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I'll slip over there eventually. This forum is a bit much to take in. I'm delving into it in bits and pieces.
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