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No one appears to like the new Member badges.  Please remove this "feature", or at least, enable each of us to opt out.

https://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/142385-new-rankings-by-name/

And here is a link to a quick poll on the subject:

https://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/142423-whats-your-opinion-about-the-new-badges/

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14 minutes ago, Darryl&Rita said:

 Escapees IT department has nothing to do with it, or control over it.

Ummm, I have hosted and admined several different forums and this is a BS statement. In every forum I dealt with I could choose the features. If the Escapees IT can not do this then they have a bad hosting plan or do not understand how to manage it. My opinion.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Darryl&Rita said:

It doesn't work that way, Dan. Invision, the company providing the software that the forum runs on, did a "value-add" to their product. Escapees IT department has nothing to do with it, or control over it.

It appears, based on Dutch's post below, you are mistaken.

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Dutch, that's great news.  It's been many years since I spoke to the Escapees Forum IT folks.  I think Kirk is probably the best path.  But if for some reason, he doesn't want to pursue this, I will.

Thank You!

P.S. Quoting from the link Dutch posted:

"This plugin will let you customize the badge displayed below the profile photos of new members when viewing a topic. You can easily change the icon, change how long a member should be considered new, or disable the badge completely.

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On 7/10/2021 at 5:48 PM, Darryl&Rita said:

It doesn't work that way, Dan. Invision, the company providing the software that the forum runs on, did a "value-add" to their product. Escapees IT department has nothing to do with it, or control over it.

Nope.  That's not the way it actually works.  Invision makes it easy to disable the badges.  Escapees IT folks have complete control.

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On 7/10/2021 at 6:55 PM, Darryl&Rita said:

Complaining to the wind does wonders for the complainer. The IT group doesn't read the forums, they've said that several times in the past. What have you actually done to correct the issue?

Nothing yet, but I am honestly trying.

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There is a lot that can be switched on and off on this software.

"

features-engagement.png User Engagement & Gamification

Reactions

Express sentiment with customizable reactions throughout the community, with positive and negative reactions tying into our reputation system.

Reputation

Identify your most valuable users - and troublemakers - with our reputation system. Users earn reputation points which are prominently shown beside their content.

Leaderboards

Users can earn trophies by being the highest-scoring each day, and a leader-board keeps track of the highest-ranked. 

Automatic Group Promotion

Automatically move users between groups as they meet certain criteria you define - a great way to drip feed access as they prove themselves.

Notifications & Digests

Users can opt in to email notifications - immediate, daily or weekly - so they're always receiving fresh content from your community."

That is from the Invision website. Go check out all the features and switches mentioned:

https://invisioncommunity.com/features/

 

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8 hours ago, DanZemke said:

Nope.  That's not the way it actually works.  Invision makes it easy to disable the badges.  Escapees IT folks have complete control.

Thanks, Dan. The previous versions of Invision software haven't had much for user customization, but I'll look into this, if demand warrants.

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The poll seems to have run its course.  So far, no one,  has indicated that they prefer the new "badges".  But only 23 people have "voted".  If you haven't "voted" yet, and have a preference, please register your opinion soon.  If the consensus, remains the same through Tuesday,   I've decided to take the lead on removing the "badges". 

My objective is, to make it as easy as possible, for the Escapees IT folks to implement the change.

I don't have paying-customer-level access to the  Invision Community website, that presumably provides some help file(s) on how to install the plug-in and disable the badges.  If anyone can provide me with the how-to content,  I'll take the ball and run with it.  If they would prefer to take the ball themselves, I'll actively support them.

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We've been on a "temporary" job since July, 2020, so haven't been reading the RV forums as I used to. That "temporary" position looks like it may finally have and end, so I'm back to my old haunts. I was quite surprised to find out that I'm considered a new member, even though I've been here for quite a few years and have quite a few posts. I ignore the badges notifications. I don't care about them.

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4 hours ago, kb0zke said:

We've been on a "temporary" job since July, 2020, so haven't been reading the RV forums as I used to. That "temporary" position looks like it may finally have and end, so I'm back to my old haunts. I was quite surprised to find out that I'm considered a new member, even though I've been here for quite a few years and have quite a few posts. I ignore the badges notifications. I don't care about them.

It happened to all of us due to the transition to a forum software upgrade. I think most of us pay little attention to the badges...

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48 minutes ago, Dutch_12078 said:

It happened to all of us due to the transition to a forum software upgrade. I think most of us pay little attention to the badges...

The 'badges' are so commonplace now I don't even notice them.

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4 minutes ago, Truckman said:

I never even noticed this post or the "badges" you are referenced. Was the issue resolved?

There was no issue to be resolved. New forum software, new features...  The badges have become part of the background, as expected...

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