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Message 1221 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 3:02:59 UTC
Last modified: 28 Dec 2013, 3:03:40 UTC

I've updated to the latest BOINC server code, which now supports badges! Badges have been assigned to users and teams with the top 1%, 5%, and 25% recent average credit. These badge assignments will be updated daily. Thanks for your contributions!

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Message 1222 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 12:23:33 UTC

Hello !

If I understand well, this DB structure ? will allow only the top 25 %
crunchers to receive badges ?

If this is the case, this would be against the BOINC's philosophy of calculating during the "non-use" of computers.

If this is not the case, then accept my appologies, have misuderstood.

However, this is what NFS just released ... :/

Not fair at all for all the crunchers crunching on "small" machines ... or during spare time

Thank You,

Kind Regards,

Philippe

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Message 1223 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 16:22:50 UTC

Hi

Nice with badges, but not like this !

Badges must be given based on the total time of hours each individual has donated to project !!
And when you get one, you Keep it :-)

A badge means nothing today, if i loose it tomorrow !

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Message 1224 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 19:04:20 UTC - in response to Message 1223.

The current setup is just the BOINC server code default. We should have a discussion about what additional badges we would like. Credit milestones? I don't have credit breakdowns by app in the database, so I can't use that unfortunately. Other ideas?

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Message 1225 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 20:26:13 UTC

Thanks Greg
for taking this discussion.

Credit milestone is the normal way of giving out badges by other project.
and it do not have to count backward,, starting counting today or later is legal ;)

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Message 1226 - Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 11:20:24 UTC - in response to Message 1224.
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The current setup is just the BOINC server code default. We should have a discussion about what additional badges we would like. Credit milestones? I don't have credit breakdowns by app in the database, so I can't use that unfortunately. Other ideas?


It would be possible to implement this function as a number of other projects already do this (PrimeGrid, YOYO, WCG), and then badges can be awarded for the amount of credit gained for each application.

However a number of contributors may not like this as it neglects past contributions. So in this case you would not worry about the individual applications and just award a badge for the total amount of points contributed towards the project for all applications.

If you make the statement that badges are to be awarded from a certain point onwards, I don't really see how they could complain too much.

A badge acknowledging past contributions could be given to individuals who gained a certain level, separated from any new badge that implements individual application badges.
This could be a different coloured star next to each name denoting certain credit levels, and then the new badge, for the individual application badges.

If volunteers are no longer contributing currently, then they may at least still get a badge acknowledging what they already have contributed.
If they start contributing again then they will be able to work towards another badge for the new work done.

Hope this makes some sense.

Conan

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Message 1227 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 0:15:03 UTC - in response to Message 1224.
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Other ideas?


Look at other projects...e.g.: Collatz, Asteroids, Numberfields, PrimeGrid, Yoyo, WCG, GPU Grid, Enigma, WuProp, OProject...
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Message 1231 - Posted: 1 Jan 2014, 17:09:48 UTC

Conan makes a very rational argument. I can see a catch-all badge for past contributions if, going forward, you'd like to implement badges by application.
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Message 1232 - Posted: 4 Jan 2014, 3:23:56 UTC - in response to Message 1231.
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As of this afternoon, I am recording contributions by app. Here's my proposal.

There will be four user badges for total contributions:
1. Total contribution since the beginning of the project
2. Contribution to 14e since this afternoon (January 3, 2014)
3. Contribution to 15e since this afternoon
4. Contribution to 16e since this afternoon (This includes 16e and 16e V5)

After a survey of other projects, these levels look appropriate:

10k
100k
500k
1m
5m
10m
50m
100m
500m

So most users will get a total contribution badge as soon as they are released, and everyone will start at 0 for the per app badges.

I welcome suggestions for level names and images.

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Message 1233 - Posted: 5 Jan 2014, 8:04:13 UTC - in response to Message 1232.


10k
100k
500k
1m
5m
10m
50m
100m
500m

and the colors?

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Message 1234 - Posted: 6 Jan 2014, 3:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 1233.
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10k bronze
100k silver
500k gold
1m amethyst
5m turquoise
10m sapphire
50m ruby
100m emerald
500m diamond

The user and team badges are implemented. You can have up to 5 badges:

Top 1%, 5%, 25% recent average credit
Total NFS credit since beginning of the project
14e credit since app credits were implemented on January 3, 2014
15e credit since app credits were implemented
16e credit since app credits were implemented

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Message 1665 - Posted: 8 Apr 2016, 19:58:18 UTC

Greg, we need to think about more badges, 750m and 1000m.

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