Badges on Forum


#1

Any thoughts on some badges we should add to the forum?

I was thinking at the very least we should have sponsor badges and I am looking into this (https://github.com/discourse/discourse-github) for contributor badges.

Let me know what everyone thinks!


#2

I think a sponsor/supporter badge is a lovely gesture. A few ideas for later on might be badges for theme-devs, plugin-devs, and local organizers (Meetup-ers, et al).


#3

Completely agree on the sponsors/supporters badge - CodePotent has more than earned that one!


#4

Added in 3 levels to the supporter badge, no idea what the difference will be yet but it is a start!

@CodePotent I have assigned you the gold supporter badge that you can use as a title as well :slightly_smiling_face:


#5

I think that’s a great idea. I don’t suppose we need a rainbow of badges for anything and everything, but it is important to value contributions and have a way of showing who’s doing what. :slight_smile:


#6

Perhaps a Volunteer badge for anyone’s who has made a contribution to the project?


#7

For that I am thinking this plugin (https://github.com/discourse/discourse-github) :slight_smile:


#8

Ahh, that’s cool - and I guess for non Github contributions we need another way - perhaps we can have a “Badge earners” thread where Team leads can say who has earned a badge (to act as a public record of their contribution and to notify moderators that it needs to be applied)


#9

Started at: https://forums.classicpress.net/c/meta/badge-earners


#10

This setup is looking good. It would be nice if we can automate badge assignment based on GitHub contributions, as most of our code is tracked there.

Does Discourse have an API?


#11

See this comment (Badges on Forum)

I am going to start working on this tomorrow :slight_smile: