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schweb
05-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Hey guys,
Over the next little bit you'll see that we've replaced our user badges with an updated, easier to read version. Not a huge change, but one which some users have been asking for and has been badly needed.

Even more exciting is that we took this opportunity to create a new user level call "Senior Members". This group is attained once you hit a certain level of longevity, post count, and reputation. In essence, it's the group that comprises those who have been truly dedicated to the Mac-Forums community. Giving them some special recognition is just our way of saying "thanks" and encouraging more people who want to one day attain their lofty status. :)

robduckyworth
05-16-2011, 01:44 PM
very sleek, i am liking the new design.

MYmacROX
05-16-2011, 01:50 PM
Cool. Like the new "Staff" badge. However, the "Member" one looks a little blah. Oh well, more incentive to participate and stay here, right? ;)

Haven't seen the Senior Members badge yet, but then again this is the first post I've read since the changes. haha

schweb
05-16-2011, 01:54 PM
Well to give you an idea, only 14 people meet the criteria for Senior Member right now, there are a bunch of you that are very close though ;)

MYmacROX
05-16-2011, 02:34 PM
Well to give you an idea, only 14 people meet the criteria for Senior Member right now, there are a bunch of you that are very close though ;)

Working on it... ;D

schweb
05-16-2011, 02:36 PM
Also should clarify, some of our Premium Members also meet the "Senior Member" criteria, but the Premium badge out-ranks the Senior badge in the back-end flow. :)

MYmacROX
05-16-2011, 02:40 PM
For those interested, maybe we could get a visual of what all these new badges look like. Just so it's all in one place. *shrug* Just a thought... :)

schweb
05-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Ask and you shall receive!

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFBanned.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFSuspended.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFMember.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFPremium.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFSeniorMember.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFForumBot.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFMoTM.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFRetiredStaff.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFStaff.png

pigoo3
05-16-2011, 02:58 PM
Very nice!:)

- Nick

robduckyworth
05-16-2011, 02:58 PM
Ask and you shall receive!

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFBanned.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFSuspended.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFMember.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFPremium.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFSeniorMember.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFForumBot.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFMoTM.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFRetiredStaff.png

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFStaff.png

so is that also the ranking criteria? ;)

schweb
05-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Haha no...just a random drop of badges :)

I mean members definitely outrank the bot :P

MYmacROX
05-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Cool. Thanks a lot! :)

louishen
05-16-2011, 03:51 PM
Much better

I should say that I have recently been using some windows forums for some troubleshooting and some of them are truly woeful compared to the Mac Forums, especially those that insert hyperlinks inside posts, to highlight keywords that then go to ads

Heck - just made a post and seen I am a senior member.

I'm truly flattered - thanks

schweb
05-16-2011, 04:00 PM
Much better

I should say that I have recently been using some windows forums for some troubleshooting and some of them are truly woeful compared to the Mac Forums, especially those that insert hyperlinks inside posts, to highlight keywords that then go to ads

Thanks!

FWIW, you should check out http://overclockers.com if you need Windows or PC help. They're one of our sister sites and have a great group of mods over there as well.

louishen
05-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the tip, I will check them out.

I was looking for drivers and kept going to sites that look like they have what you want but really just want you to download crapware

TattooedMac
05-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Nice work to the Mods and Admin OOps Staff ;)

These new badges look great and add just that something little more to the forum. . . . .

Well done . . . . . .

Cheers

PS Is it taking time to hand out all the new badges ?? See some members still have the old M-F Badge.

BrianLachoreVPI
05-16-2011, 05:50 PM
Much better

I should say that I have recently been using some windows forums for some troubleshooting and some of them are truly woeful compared to the Mac Forums, especially those that insert hyperlinks inside posts, to highlight keywords that then go to ads

Heck - just made a post and seen I am a senior member.

I'm truly flattered - thanks

Yikes! I only have about 5800 more posts to go :Blushing: Badges look great.

osxx
05-16-2011, 06:26 PM
They look nice and MOTM will be easy to spot.

Doug b
05-16-2011, 06:39 PM
It would be cool to have intermediary titles going from Member to the top... Sort of like: Jr. Member- Member- Seasoned Member- Senior etc.. And some color coding would go a long way to add that lil' sumthin IMHO.

Doug

P.S. I feel the font is pretty bland. Maybe that is what was meant earlier. And maybe it would look better in a more roundish tag. I'd be happy to lend a hand with that btw ;)

McYukon
05-16-2011, 08:15 PM
Very nice, my only gripe is with the "Staff Badge"
The bottom looks blurry due to the grey stroke that is lighter than bottom gradient color.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images/badges/MFStaff.png

http://f.cl.ly/items/0M1Y0Y2k321C21223k01/MFStaff.png

schweb
05-16-2011, 09:46 PM
I'd be happy to lend a hand with that btw ;)

Thanks, actually I'm hoping you'll volunteer to lend a hand in the future...keep your eyes open for something soon ;)

6string
05-16-2011, 10:02 PM
Hehe... don't worry Louishen, you are holding up really well for a senior.
Still look like a mastermind genius baby to me :P
http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/1336/screenshot20110517at110.png (http://img857.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20110517at110.png/)

Doug b
05-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanks, actually I'm hoping you'll volunteer to lend a hand in the future...keep your eyes open for something soon ;)

I don't know why but, hearing that from you elicits this from me:
http://thecreativejunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/scared-baby.jpg

bobtomay
05-16-2011, 10:33 PM
roflol

robduckyworth
05-17-2011, 07:34 AM
ahh, everyone is changing their avatars! :D

schweb
05-17-2011, 07:41 AM
ahh, everyone is changing their avatars! :D

It's a conspiracy ;)

RavingMac
05-17-2011, 08:51 AM
It's a conspiracy ;)

Shhhh!
Don't admit anything.

McBie
05-17-2011, 10:10 AM
roflol

Yo man .... where did the white beard go ?

I understand the need for change, but this is even more than an extreme makeover -_-

The beard made you look ...... old and wise ( with focus on ' wise ' ;P )

Cheers ... McBie

Kevriano
05-17-2011, 10:18 AM
The beard made you look ...... old and wise ( with focus on ' wise ' ;P )

Cheers ... McBie

Oh you creep, it made him look old.
Now he looks like a 70's album cover - confused.

McBie
05-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Oh you creep, it made him look old.
Now he looks like a 70's album cover - confused.

Well ... I was about to say ' old ' but we are both of similar age ( Jurasic Park ).

Maybe we need to do a psychological assessment of what the avatar really means.;D

Cheers ... McBie

RustProofCorn
05-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Nice improvement IMHO.

Chris H.
05-17-2011, 04:04 PM
I like the new badges. :)

BrianLachoreVPI
05-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Yo man .... where did the white beard go ?

I understand the need for change, but this is even more than an extreme makeover -_-


Yes - that white beard gave all of his posts a certain...gravitas... I don't know if I can't take anything he says seriously now - unless - he goes back to the one of him riding that bicycle :P

bobtomay
05-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Well, I'm still at work on mine.

Am thinking I was taking things too serious, so now I'm going to be care free. :)

Tweety is one I used for many years when I was heavy into overclocking.

Right now trying to decide on another long term avatar or changing once a week/month.

Eric559
05-18-2011, 02:16 AM
Long needed change. Good job guys :]

Buzzard2010
05-18-2011, 04:14 AM
They look nice and MOTM will be easy to spot.

Helloooooo *waves frantically* ;)


On another note, loving the badges, they really do look nice and sleek.
As you know i've only been a member here for a few months and I really am astonished with the amount of things that have been updated here already. Keep the great work up guys, it really is one of the many things that makes Mac-Forums such a great place.

- Simon

schweb
05-18-2011, 06:54 AM
Oh there's a few more new things coming this week still...we're not done yet ;)

MYmacROX
05-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Oh there's a few more new things coming this week still...we're not done yet ;)

"More?"
"Much more!"

-quote from SLC Punk ;P

Buzzard2010
05-18-2011, 02:18 PM
GIGGIDY!

- Simon

Kash
05-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Well to give you an idea, only 14 people meet the criteria for Senior Member right now, there are a bunch of you that are very close though ;)

Only 14? Sweet, I feel special :)

Loving the new badges :)

Buzzard2010
05-19-2011, 09:11 AM
I'm thinking I should have found Mac-Forums a few more year ago ;)

- Simon

chscag
05-19-2011, 03:05 PM
Just think, if you had joined several years ago you could now be a senior buzzard. ;P

Buzzard2010
05-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Darn it! I could then have put all my bad behaviour down to being a tired old man. ;)

- Simon