Introduction to BADGES on SteemPeak.com

in #hive-1750018 months ago

Another day another cool announcement... we're getting people aware of new features before we soon move every tool from https://beta.steempeak.com to https://steempeak.com

WHAT IS A BADGE?

Visual representation of a connection to a group/theme.
A public decentralized list with actual graphical badges on SteemPeak.com

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We've started a new feature set that we think will

  • Help connect people
  • Help users find content that is interesting to them

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BADGES

  • Badges will show up on your profile page
  • Which badges show up on your profile will eventually be customizable
  • They may even extend to allowing you to share a badge on posts and comments
  • You can mute the badge account to be removed from the badge
  • They are built on top of a Decentralized Public List that any interface can use

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see them live on https://beta.steempeak.com/badges

BADGES HAVE UTILITY
They have extra utility because clicking on them takes you to other people who post about similar things... thus it's a great tool to help users find content that relates to them.

  • Feed of users who have that badge
  • List of users who have that badge
  • Graphical connection on their profile (then later other places)

COMMUNITY VS BADGES
Communities on Steem are WHERE you post content related to specific topics... badges help identify and maybe help UNITE even users from varied but similar communities.


IDEAS FOR BADGES

Locations, Interests, actual group membership, achievements etc

  • Utah Steemians
  • Photographers of Utah
  • Full time photographers
  • Splinterlands Guilds
  • Baseball fans
  • Tesla Owner
  • Steem developers
  • Witnesses
  • Scuba Certified
  • 2 Years on Steem
  • Youtuber with 10k+ followers
  • Verified Charities
  • Elected politician
  • Twitter user with 5k+ Followers
  • Painter
  • Nascar Fan
  • Bolivian Steem Users

DECENTRALIZED PUBLIC LISTS

We do not presently have an easy badge creation system for badges.
However it's pretty easy to make one because we use a pretty common and decentralized system for the Public Lists. We are simply using the following list from designated accounts.

For our badge system we will use the following list from accounts
@ badge-000000
"badge-" then 6 numbers. (Find one that is available)

HOW TO PREPARE TO TURN A PUBLIC LIST INTO A BADGE

  1. Create an account
  2. Follow all the users you want to give the badge to
  3. Edit name of the account and the description
  4. Badges will display as square... so please upload a SQUARE image for the profile image of the account.

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HOW TO GET AN ACTUAL STEEMPEAK BADGE

You can create a public list with or without us.
A badge from SteemPeak does much more than give a list of users.
SteemPeak reviews badges and will add them on our end

SPECIAL DEAL
Presently as we are developing this feature we are willing to do some badges at no cost.

WANT TO CREATE A BADGE?
Contact us or write below to tell us the name of your idea.
And we could pre-approve your badge.
Or contact us with the account name and we'll look to see if you've done it ok
See some examples here: https://beta.steempeak.com/badges


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My god, could you folks have been in charge of Steemit Inc please? We’d have insane amounts of functionalities if that were the case!

Another day, another fantastic update, keep it up!

@chekohler, looks like they kicked off your badge idea, hoping Splinterlands does the same!

I think some badges for Splinterlands would be sweet, not sure how to integrate it but on peakmonsters you could scan for things like number of gold foils, number of legendaries among other game related things.

For the Steem blockchain, perhaps badges for number of actual posts, number of comments (where I truly shine, comment whoring lol). I’ll see if I can think of some ideas!

We would love to support @splinterlands with several badges for the fun and utility of their users. cc @aggroed @clove71

It just takes someone to be in charge of curating the public list.

That would be awesome, Che made some great suggestions a few months ago.

https://steempeak.com/splinterlands/@chekohler/splinderlands-suggestion-winners-medals

I think with the gamification of everything on the internet, these badges would be great to have. It gives you something to kind of strive for while you are playing Splinterlands.

Some cool badges I’m thinking of:

DEC collection badge: starting at 1k DEC, then 2. 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1 million DEC would be different badges.

Gold foil collection badge, not sure which but like 1, 5, 10, 15 etc.

Legendary collector same as GF

On a community based badge, for the DIY community that I post in often, it would be kind of cool to have different things depending on how many posts maybe with diy, not sure if the specifics for when but I think it would be cool to start out with small things that increase in size as you advance in the badges. For example the lowest and then ascending would be a nail since they are small and basic, then it would be a screw, a screw driver, a hammer, a handsaw a drill, a saw, a electric saw, a jackhammer, and then the highest would be like a bulldozer or something badass.

The other group that I engage with often is STEM and excel, which may be too niche but for stem it could start out with a math symbol, then pi, then an equation and so on.

I also think it would be great to be able to click on the badge, no matter which one you have (low or high tier of the badge) and it shows you anyone who has at least one of the badges. The communities are great but like you said, it’s hard to know who is in it, badges would potentially organize that really well.

tHAT SOUNDS FREAKING AMAZEBALLS. Sorry, I've had a wine. How can we organise this for Natural Medicine?

Hahah nice, wine is amazeballs! I think it would be doable, you could organize them in a similar fashion to how you have that delegation post where they are in tiers. People with the first post would get the name of the 0-99 delegation and so on. I think it would then move on a 5,10,20,50,100 type of scale.

Whoever runs those would likely want to set up an automated system to FOLLOW the accounts that hit your tiers. Totally doable but i'm guessing they don't want to something like that by hand.

For sure, how would folks automate it? Would they ask you folks do that? Or would they have to know some coding? Just trying to see what’s feasible.

I know someone who has done this (I think), they wrote their own bot which checks SE balances and applies/removes the badge based on holdings.

Very cool man, damn things are moving fast I see communities are live on steemit main site and now this? Hold on to your hats boys and girls this place is one the move

Great idea and glad to hear that this concept is in working. Badges are an awesome concept in any social networking or platform since they encourage more community interactions. As a developer sometimes in platforms that i work or develop we use badges part of Gamification related features.

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Hello, @steempeak! We have a Brazilian community here and love the idea, can we participate?

You would like to make a badge with all brazilians... or all active brazilians? Or one particular to your group.

In any case the answer is yes we'll add the badge if you make it, add users and a nice profile image (which will be your badge)

Let me know if you have any questions... here or on discord.

A badge with all Brazilians, we followed 616 of them and we can follow new accounts, thanks for your attention ;)

 8 months ago 

I just realized that badges have some characteristics of SMT Oracles. Although, I guess that repository is now gone. Too bad.

Badges can indeed be like oracles. If steempeak for example made a list of personally verified charity accounts then I guess we'd be the oracle of trust? Or we could find a way to do it with trustless proof.

 8 months ago 

I guess this is all that survives the original idea:

https://steempeak.com/@inertia/oracle-enhanced-smart-media-tokens-revisited

Looks neat. But seems like a way to sneak in more advertisements, too. Hopefully people don't go overboard, like some do with ther post advertisements footers.

Edit: to clarify I'm worried my feed will turn into a disco show of tacky badges and colors. People will be playing pokemom...gotta collect em all

  1. Advertisements?
  2. How do you see people going overboard?
    While it's true a user could be the recipient of many badges but doesn't mean they can display them all on their profile page.
  3. Have you taken the opportunity to look at the badges and see if our implimentation on users profiles is visually pleasing?
  4. Is there a number of badges you think a user should be able to display?

Good questions....

  • Logos and brands are a type of advertisement, especially if the community has user fees or sells stuff. Welcome to the Trump2020 community.
  • People could start going overboard, not sure if you will approve.
  • I've taken a quick look, so far looks good.
  • from 0 to 4
    Glad you are listening to feed back hope others weigh in and opt out is considered.

Public Lists that these are based on are totally decentralized... but it doesn't mean that the badges and the badge page have to be.

A DISCO!!! i'M UP FOR A DISCO! Well, I'd prefer a doof, or a quiet night of tunes and wine, but hey, you get the idea.

I'm a little more awake now and ready for a disco, too... Let's Party!

incredible. YES! :) can i suggest you also consider making them into openbadges, that way the next way of creators, makers, bloggers can actually show to future jobs that they earned badges at a certain time -- https://openbadges.org -- mozilla made a standard for it.

you get like a digital backpack with them in, we could mint NFTs for them too ;) -- either way, badges are rad AF ;)

Thank you, for all your work.

i'm gonna check it out!

It's really a great option. I'm in love with steempeak now. ♥

You can add to that list community founders for example.

What list?

List of IDEAS FOR BADGES.

Yes is this something you're wanting to run?

To be clear this is what we're presently offering... free badges to users who have cool idea for a badge they want to create

Yeah, I would like to see community leaders with BADGES.

What do you mean by run ? I will kind of put that badge on community leaders I know or you will do that automatically.

Are you talking about the community feature and putting the community founder as information on the community page? We would like to do that.

However this post is about BADGES which are public lists created by users like you... and me (@jarvie)

I'm talking about badges on the accounts of community leaders, so anyone visit their account they will understand that those are community leaders. Then they will find the community created by that leader later.

I don't know where you are adding those badge, only on beta, or on both sites ? I think it will be good if that badge will be on both, I'm not talking only about beta.

I'm a community founder myself and I know a lot of community founders who need some ateention in steem, that's why I worry about this. I think that will improve steem !

 8 months ago 

I think the idea is that just like we can create our own community; we can create our own badges.
So you could create the
'Leader of community of over 100',
'Leader of community of over 1000' etc

Hello @steempeak
I'd like to apply for the Steem Project (Active) badge for the accounts @co2fund and it's 'parent account' @simplex-world.
@co2fund is the posting account of the CO2 Compensation Project and @simplex-world is the account of the Swiss association that hosts the CO2Fund project. Both accounts operate on Steem as their foundataion.
A general remark: Maybe the term (Active) is not necessary within the badge titel since a project always is active. If it's not active anymore it should not have a Steem Project badge or maybe another badge like Former Steem Project

OK please proceed with making the badge assuming you know how to do it since it's still presently a manual process. We will make a post about how to make a badge very soon.

Oh, I don't wanna make an own badge. I thought @co2fund and @simplex-world could get the always existing red Steem Project (Active) badge. It was already created by @steempeak

id like to make a badge for the ecoTrain community.. a square logo is supplied below. possible?

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those would work... do you understand how to manually set up the public list? We don't have an automated system yet. So you have to set up the steem account first.

here is the new account name / link
https://steempeak.com/@ecotrain-badge

thanks!

yes i did some reading.. i think i get it.. i have to make a new account and follow my community basically.. right?

Hey! Is this happening? Ive made the badge account And am ready to go! I’ll follow more people once were all set up.. thanks a lot!

https://steempeak.com/@ecotrain-badge

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Good Work!

ah...i don't even know how to use steemit since i register in July 2019. i only have 0.002 steem earning so far

That's okay. It's fun trying to learn! Always reach out to someone with questions!

thanks for reply my comment, sounds it's not complicated as i imagine. i will have some earning when i comment to the other post, or someone else comment to my post, right?

Yes!!! Can I make a LOTUS badge for Nat Medders? Please? Pretty Please? Sugar on top? A 'Natural Medicine Crew' badge seems too long and hard - but a LOTUS symbol and 'NM Crew' could work?

So you'll be curating a list of those who do/like natural medicine?

We would approve one of those... go set it up and let us know and we'll add it once it's set up

Yep as you wish.

What an awesome idea @steempeak! You guys are on the ball!!!!

I would Love to get an official badge for our Power House Creatives community... (this account) - would that be possible and where to from here? Do I just go the DIY route or...?

also - (probably a stupid Q... but how do specific communities get "FEATURED"?

Hey this is a pretty neat feature! I really appreciate all these cool new features you're tacking on top of the chain :^)

Any plans on making this a free & open system, or will there always be a payment required? ( I appreciate the act of having it be free for now in the beginning )

can I have a SteemPeak Beta Tester badge? :)

Do you know...this is probably a nice idea and you deserve it for sure :D

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I like badges. Sounds like a good idea.

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@steempeak, #STEEMians of the UK as a badge?
Also: Holders of @plankton.token?

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I like the badge concept. A quick feed and one more way to see/find content. I was kind of surprised to see I had one, the Tester badge. I do like trying new things out so that was nice to get, thanks to whoever gave it to me.

#MyDailyColor as a badge

Would love one for the CTP Tribe.....What do you need on our end? We have the graphics and all, just a bit slow when it comes to doing the techy stuff...

On our recent post / introduction to badges we give some insights on how to create it.

  1. Create an account badge-000000 (aka 6 digits)
  2. Add square profile picture
  3. Add title and description
    please make it so it's apparent what the qualifications of the badge were.
  4. Follow people with that account that you want to have the badge

aka CTP holders, CTP users, CTP active users, CTP founders... something like that.
Then tell us the account name and we'll review it and add it to the list

You mean a steem account ?

Oh snap! Gotta start designing my badge now.

yep pretty much

@asgarth Did I do this correctly for a badge?

Badge Account:
https://steempeak.com/@badge-131313

@Jarvie I would love to make a Homesteading badge.

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Homesteading Badge Idea.

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Homesteading Badge Idea With Lettering.

You can join the new Homesteading Community here:
https://steempeak.com/c/hive-114308/created

Thanks @SteemPeak and @asgarth for helping make a homesteaders badge!
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 8 months ago 

Gangster. Every 3 months a new, updated league drops on pathofexile.com (free to play game, incredible). I run a hardcore race for steemsters (hardcore = when a char dies, they dead. Want to keep competing? Start a new one).
I'm keen to roll out badges for guys who've won best in class. Next race is in a couple of weeks. You've given me some stuff to think about :)

Great Idea. Just set up the FOODIE badge/list with a few test users. The badge account is @badge-120586. It would be for active FOODIES on the community site. List is
https://steempeak.com/@badge-120586/lists/Active%20Foodies

That looks nice... how many people do you expect to recieve the badge. We can list it once it's close. Right now it looks like there are only 4

Cool, I'd say to start at least 25. I would be for those that are active and post more than once using the foodie tag as well as curators. Looking for active community members. Might "gamify" getting the badge :-) as well.

OK let us know when it's around that number and ready

Sweet! All good to go, we've got 27 in there at the moment. Likely to rise as we go.

Great actually one last thing... this is an account for a BADGE not a community.
Can you write what the badge is for there. Like who gets the badge... so users know why they're getting the badge
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Ah yup, that makes sense. Updated it to :

A Badge for your support of the Foodie community. Actively share your food delights with the foodie tag and earn your Badge!

Perfect your badge is now being added

Hi @steempeak. I've created @badge-323232 for the organ music community. Can you please check if I've done everything correctly?

It has been added... the only question we have is...
Is this a badge for Organ Players?
Or it's a more prestigeous badge that's only for organ players that have posted their playing? The wording is a little difficult.

For example "Organists of Steem"
Qualification: Have posted a video of yourself playing the organ.

Thank you. You're right, I think it's a more prestigious badge, only reserved for those who have posted their playing. I will update the wording. !ENGAGE 20



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Hey guys, I would love to create a badge for our skateboarding community called "Steemskate" (https://steempeak.com/c/hive-173115) but I didn't quit get the instructions!

We are working on a post on how to do it but this post does have some instructions and there are many posts with us giving instructions. But the new post will be out soon.

Is there an additional procedure for listing? I have created 2 badges for this but I couldn't find them on https://steempeak.com/badges.

We have not yet posted about it yet beyond comments you can probably see this account giving to several other users. We will make a post about it soon.

Alright, I will wait then. Thanks for reply :D

Hi Steempeak team, Would you approve these badges?

Thanks :)