Badges - First Steps on the Way to Real Reputation
Finally, it has arrived: our very own set of badges. Call it beta.
It’s there. Those of you paying close attention (Chetan, I’m looking at you!) probably remember that we have been working on this functionality for a while. We had manually assigned TROLL and certification badges but we wanted to add more and the system didn’t really cut it. Particularly, when it came to adding new badges e.g. for Ambassadors [qt.nokia.com] or the new certification level. [qt.nokia.com] So we decided to go the whole way and develop a badge framework.
The badge you can find on this page [developer.qt.nokia.com] are part of our very first set. We have more in the pipeline and will continue to add them bit by bit. There will be badges for special programs like Project Elf [developer.qt.nokia.com] or the Babel fish program [developer.qt.nokia.com] or events like DevDays [qt.nokia.com] and the Qt Contributors’ Summit [developer.qt.nokia.com] as well as badges related to documentation, answers on the forums and wiki contributions.
There are still some things missing like the integration with the profile box on the front page or the fully fledged reputation system (think “Thank this user”-functionality) but we thought we’d release the framework anyway.
The automated badges should all be assigned already, the manual ones need some attention by yours truly. You can set your favorite two for display in the forums in your profile settings. All your badges are displayed on your profile page.
And now, take a look at it and let us know what you think in the comments.