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Offline Riven
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« Posted 2011-03-26 00:13:33 »

Hi folks,

I found some time to work on JGO again. I decided to improve on the 'appreciation' feature, and make it log which posts were appreciated, by which member(s) and when.

When you click 'Appreciate', which can be found next to 'Quote' above each post, the post will be awarded a medal. Hovering the medal will show who awarded the medal.

For an example of a post with some appreciations:
http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/veggie-patch/24006/msg/200308/view.html

At the moment we have two medal images, which I kinda grabbed from google:

Please send me your own! (16*16px)


I'd like to hear your feedback!

 - Riven

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-03-26 00:34:40 »

Here are some:






Offline bobjob

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-03-26 00:41:33 »

Thats really cool Riven. With the additions you make, the forum still managers to look clean. I'm really impressed.


Is it over kill to set a custom medal icon in the profile settings?
So by default everyone uses the same medal icon, but you can also set your own personal 16*16 image as a replacement.

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-03-26 01:00:49 »

I thought about that and I like the idea. I am however not going to allow people to upload binary to the server (bad memories...). I'm probably going to upload a bunch of medals and you get to select which one you wish to use. I can probably take suggestions for new medals, for everybody(?) to pick. But first we're going to see how it goes.

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Offline CyanPrime
« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-03-27 23:32:58 »

Appreciation 0. Ain't it the truth.
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-03-27 23:33:57 »

Appreciation 0. Ain't it the truth.
Nice try..... Tongue

Offline steveyO
« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-03-27 23:51:12 »

Have set myself a personal target to get 10 of these by the year 2020.
The order the medals were awarded doesn't seem correct but am sure we will forgive you on this insignificant point.  Good work again as ever Riven..

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-03-27 23:52:43 »

Good call, I forgot an ORDER BY .. Roll Eyes

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-03-27 23:52:53 »

I have no idea how I got 12 in a 2-3 months Huh
I guess I enjoy helping people too much Wink

EDIT: Oh hey look, I just got 2 Wink

Offline pjt33
« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-03-28 00:07:17 »

I have no idea how I got 12 in a 2-3 months Huh
I guess I enjoy helping people too much Wink
Yes. Stop helping people now, or else!
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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-03-28 00:08:52 »

I have no idea how I got 12 in a 2-3 months Huh
I guess I enjoy helping people too much Wink
Yes. Stop helping people now, or else!
Oh noes!! Sorry sir, it's in my genes Wink

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-03-28 12:17:08 »

Riven, I have updated my reply with the scaled images. Scroll up a bit Smiley

Offline princec

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-03-28 13:04:04 »

Oh, for some reason I can't appreciate your first post there? Or anyone! Where's me appreciation links gone!

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-03-28 13:11:59 »

Oh, for some reason I can't appreciate your first post there? Or anyone! Where's me appreciation links gone!

Cas Smiley

To the rihgt side of our "Quote" button .

edit : I'm just writing this quite obvious response because it took me a few days to localize the Appreciation button after it changed from the left side of the post (when the link was "Aprecciation++) to the top-right side .

Offline Riven
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« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-03-28 13:26:49 »

When you click 'Appreciate', which can be found next to 'Quote' above each post, the post will be awarded a medal.
Wink

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Offline princec

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2011-03-28 13:30:10 »

Oh, for some reason I can't appreciate your first post there? Or anyone! Where's me appreciation links gone!

Cas Smiley

To the rihgt side of our "Quote" button .

edit : I'm just writing this quite obvious response because it took me a few days to localize the Appreciation button after it changed from the left side of the post (when the link was "Aprecciation++) to the top-right side .
I appreciate you pointing that out to me Wink

Cas Smiley

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2013-02-03 05:33:11 »

I would appreciate if someone told me what my medal count was. The link has disappeared for me.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #17 - Posted 2013-02-03 06:13:08 »

If you promise not to award 6 medals to the very same post over a period of 5 days, you might get your privileges back...

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Offline Best Username Ever

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2013-02-03 22:54:08 »

I would have appreciated a warning. You mean for the three week old incident where you wrote this?

This thread is hopeless either way. Eventually it will most likely be crushed by the jaws of the chitchat monster.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #19 - Posted 2013-02-03 23:13:20 »

This post:
http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/appreciate-confirmation/28358/msg/257525/view.html#msg257525

You kept giving medals to it, day after day. What was your point? You obviously didn't agree with the contents of the post, so why this passive aggressive behavior?

Why would you need a warning, if you know you're being a nuisance. This isn't elementary school where you get the proverbial slap on the wrist when being naughty. You are supposed to think for yourself and consider the consequences of your behavior. If you decide to waste my time by having to 'mod' your actions of undermining the credibility of the medal/appreciation system, I won't give you a warning, I will just take away your means to abuse the system.

Meanwhile I enjoy the fact that everybody else uses the appreciation feature the way it was intended. Smiley

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Offline Best Username Ever

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2013-02-03 23:42:59 »

"Intended" being an unwritten rule with a precedent that suggests there is no rule in effect? I see plenty of people award frivolous medals, you said the thread (and thus medals) would disappear, and you waited until three weeks after the fact.

Is that the reason, or did something come up later that made you act on that, or was I guilty of something before that time that you still are not happy about that warrants belittling responses if you are courteous enough to respond to me?
Online Agro
« Reply #21 - Posted 2013-02-03 23:44:42 »

I don't think I've seen more than 2 medals awarded to a post per user. o.O 6 is kind of a lot and its kind of pointless. You've shown your appreciation and... yeah...

Offline Riven
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« Reply #22 - Posted 2013-02-03 23:52:30 »

There were no reasons other than the medal spamming. You seem to know what you're talking about most of the time, which is why it surprised me you resorted to that, yet I decided not to make a fuss about it. It's kind of the opposite of what you insinuate in your last paragraph.

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Offline Best Username Ever

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2013-02-04 03:16:09 »

He removed those medals a few days after the fact; and, that was that. I made my point with awarding Riven's post medals. I don't plan to award spam medals and still think that less is more with respect to recognition.

He removed my own medals and ability to award them very recently. Given what Riven has said about coding new website features and his hesitation to use heavy handed moderation and the fact that me awarding Riven too many medals is in the past, it seems like I was targeted. My last awarded meda (I think. I only vaguely remember.) was to another member's joke. Maybe it was something that could have been misconstrued as an insult to Riven. Or admin or anyone in power.

This decision seems unreasonable and unprecedented. I got the the message earlier when all my medals in that topic were removed (even to members that deserved medals.) I suspect there is a different subtext now with a message directed towards me. I want to know what it is or what happened if it was a misunderstanding.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #24 - Posted 2013-02-04 03:23:17 »

No, I removed them, and your ability to award them immediately after I received medal #6 on that post. You might have noticed it recently, but it was all done three weeks ago.

I already explained that your medal spamming was the sole reason, yet you seem not convinced. I can't help you with that, except stressing what I already said before.

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Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2013-02-04 04:16:17 »

Hmmm... I really don't understand this too much at all. (It is reminding me of the Shameful Chit-chat incident...)

It doesn't even make sense that 1 user should be able to award 1 post multiple awards. I assumed that feature didn't exist, but what is preventing that feature from not being abused in the future. It seems to me that things like this can be prevented. Why wait for someone to take these guidelines to the extreme limits before action is taken?

Offline Riven
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« Reply #26 - Posted 2013-02-04 04:19:46 »

There is an lot that can be improved. Why would I spend months to patch it all, if I can just as well trust the community not to abuse features? Moderation of bad behavior is a few orders of magnitude less work than preventing every possible attempt at it.

FYI: the Appreciation feature piggybacks on SMF's karma feature, which allows awarding a karma point every hour.

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Offline Best Username Ever

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2013-02-04 04:33:27 »

I wonder if you're confused about the time or number of posts I made. I habitually check the tooltips for my own awarded medals and other people's just to see who's given them so far, so I am pretty sure it worked last week. Six sounds high. I think I made 4 awards plus 1 more in another post. Did you delete my first five and mistake another person for me after that? I definitely noticed the changes at different times. I assumed you were making website feature changes when the link disappeared and was too intimidated to point such things out anymore.

How long did coding for the exception take versus coding for prevention of multiple medals? Isn't there a insert unique command in SQL?
Offline sproingie
« Reply #28 - Posted 2013-02-04 04:36:24 »

Seriously man, let it go.  Roll Eyes
Offline Riven
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« Reply #29 - Posted 2013-02-04 04:45:16 »



I removed those medals immediately after that, within 5 minutes. I rest my case.

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