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  1. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Contest Medals

    Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Wreybies, Mar 24, 2014.

    With the dissolution of the old green cube reputation program we have installed a new digital badges and medals system based on the winning of contests within the forum.

    Winners of the yearly grand prize will receive a large digital plaque, which is already visible in the member badges of the 2013 Sci-Fi Contest Winners. Winners of the bi-weekly short story, flash fiction, and poetry contests will receive a digital badge for their winning writing.

    First time winners get a bronze badge:
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    Second time is silver:
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    Third and up are gold:
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    Each badge will contain as part of the graphic, the contest # that was won. The badges are clickable icons that take any member who has clicked them to a floating window displaying all the awards the member has won and also includes a link for each medal back to the thread in which their winning piece of writing can be read and commented upon.

    Over the next week I will be retroactively awarding badges to our past contest winners so that everyone is included, all the way back to Contest #1 when the forum started. I began last night, so you may have noticed some already. :)

    Wrey
     
  2. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Thanks for your hard work.
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    @Wreybies deserves a lot of beer and pizza (and bacon - can't forget bacon) for doing this for us!

    Big cheers, Wrey! :)
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Awesome! Thanks, Wrey :) T and I can't promise we'll be able to ship bacon your way (might be hazardous materials by the time it reaches you), but you can have a big plateful of e-bacon :)
     
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  5. Garball

    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Just think of all the e-calories!
     
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  6. Thomas Kitchen

    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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    And the e-numbers. ;)

    And thanks, @Wreybies. Mods don't get thanked enough. Thank you.

    Oh, and did I mention? Thank you, and thanks to anyone else involved in anything mod-like.

    Thanks.
     
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    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

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    Yes, that's a great addition to the forum. Good job, @Wreybies.
     
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  8. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    Thank you! This is awesome. It's something that's been suggested several times in the past few years and is something I've wanted to do for a while, but never had the time to implement. You did it in a few days. Thanks Wrey!

    I'm sure you guys can figure it out on your own, but it might be worth mentioning that you can view a full list of awarded contest medals here.
     
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  9. peachalulu

    peachalulu Contributing Member Reviewer Contributor

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    Good job Wrey! These are cute. J.J. Max looks like a literary Olympian!
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Thanks for the appreciation, folks. :)

    I just finished the Short Story Contests. There are a few sequential skips that were simply accidental skips by the contest admins and two where I could not find the winner for the contest.

    As of now @Domoviye is our most decorated member :)

    Now for the poems.... ;)
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Before I continue with the Poetry Contest, and before any hey, maybe you shoulda's, should we use a different medal for Poetry?

    It's important to me that there be an aesthetic continuity with anything we choose. I chose the medals that are already awarded mainly for their color palate and texture, which matches well with the Xenforo™ platform theme.
     
  13. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    I like the idea of a different medal for poetry, same color scheme.
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    You could use different color quills, inkwells, etc.
     
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    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Triangle medals!
     
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    Olympic athletes get the same medals no matter what sport they compete in...
     
  17. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    Nu uh! They say their name and the event on each one! :D
     
  18. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    I had toyed with the idea of making use of our logo quill as a medal itself. These are roughs I made a while back.

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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    I like them but perhaps the poets should decide.
     
  20. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    The bronze one still looks too brown.... :(
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I really like these. They're classy. :)
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    More 'shiny' might be all it needs. Try copper if it's on your palette.
     
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    As a former 4 time poetry winner, I vote for these. :)
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Far as I'm concerned that carries a lot of weight.
     
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    Hey, just realized you can click the medal or quill - see the story or poem title and follow the link to read it - very cool!
     
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