[Idea] Badges related
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die2mrw007

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[Idea] Badges related
« on March 17th, 2012, 09:29 AM »
Currently, badges are assigned only to member-groups.
How about assigning a badge to regular member ? I mean, if a member is doing something special to the community and the community needs to greet him/her with providing special badge, its usually required to create a new member-group to assign the badge to them. So, here the permission set should be same as regular users, just the badge should be set unique to them.
The idea was just to avoid making long list of unnecessary member-groups just to assign some members with special badge.

I guess, this will be something unique among other forum software !!!
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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #1, on March 17th, 2012, 09:42 AM »
That's what inherited membergroups are for... i.e. an alias to another membergroup, with its own name and badge. Doesn't require you to play with permissions. It's a SMF feature :P

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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #2, on March 17th, 2012, 11:35 AM »
Quote from Nao on March 17th, 2012, 09:42 AM
That's what inherited membergroups are for... i.e. an alias to another membergroup, with its own name and badge. Doesn't require you to play with permissions. It's a SMF feature :P
Thatz what I am saying about....even if we inherit another membergroup....we get an additional listing of this newly created membergroup
If we wish to assign nearly 20-30 members with different badges, there will be a long list of membergroups in the panel !!!

In short (They arent a special membergroup)...they are as normal as regular members but just an additional unique badge to them.


Its just an idea, depends on how other users think upon it.... Lets wait for user's opinion on this !!!

Arantor

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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #3, on March 17th, 2012, 12:40 PM »
Ah, but they ARE a special membergroup. You cannot change them the way you can others, because they're a catch-all group that only exists if you don't put them in another group, and if you notice, it's never displayed.

Here for instance, your primary group is regular member - but it doesn't show, because there's no badge for it or anything and we have post count badges turned off (which would otherwise be displayed instead)

There's all sorts of odd behaviour in the depths of SMF that we've inherited for these groups.
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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #4, on March 17th, 2012, 02:26 PM »
And how about adding the badge from Forum admin panel itself rather accessing server via FTP and adding those badges manually !!!

This will ease out some burden to admins !!!

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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #6, on March 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 17th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Ah, but they ARE a special membergroup. You cannot change them the way you can others, because they're a catch-all group that only exists if you don't put them in another group, and if you notice, it's never displayed.

Here for instance, your primary group is regular member - but it doesn't show, because there's no badge for it or anything and we have post count badges turned off (which would otherwise be displayed instead)

There's all sorts of odd behaviour in the depths of SMF that we've inherited for these groups.
Actually I was saying from the point of webmaster...... They will see a huge list of membergroup in admin panel to manage if they plan to assign some badges to certain set of users and for this they create many membergroups for this purpose. !!!

Though it still isnt much of importance !!!

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[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #7, on March 17th, 2012, 02:29 PM »
The thing is, this isn't actually a common request to assign badges to everyone, and even if it were, they'd still be using the post count groups to do it anyway...
[Idea] Re: Badges related
« Reply #8, on March 17th, 2012, 02:44 PM »
Also note that having an admin upload facility is a significant security risk unless I can manage to implement the strange mythical FTP crap that I've been thinking about.