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Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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h2g2 Operations

One of the pleasures of helping to run h2g2, as official volunteers, is when we get to congratulate Researchers and hand out those sparkly official badges to adorn your Personal Spaces. As well as for volunteer status, some of these very special badges are for achievement. We have badges that indicate contributions to the Guide in the following categories:

Solo Entries:
(Here we have a sequence of badges: 0-10, 10+, 25+ and onwards - the more entries, the larger the steps)

Scavenger Badge:
Has rescued more than five Entries from the Flea market

Field Researcher badge:
Has written a University project.

The awards are not made automatically (how we wish life would be simple!), so if you've noticed that you're a badge short, or that your current solo entry badge needs an upgrade, then please let us know.

In the meantime, belated congratulations to the following who've written *more* than ten solo Entries. The next tier is 25 solo entries.
minorvogonpoet
nosebagbadger
Lanzababy (I think it looks odd, me congratulating myself, but even I'd not noticed I was due a new badge)

You may like to know that 'Solo' entries do not include those where there has been collaboration, or an Entry rescued from the Flea Market, or even completely rewritten/updated.

We really understand all the work that goes into writing and honing these Entries, they are invaluable additions to the Guide. Without you, our esteemed authors, the Guide would be all dusty and unloved.

We also want to give a special mention to SashaQ, who broke the bank this week by achieving a royal flush of Scavenger, University and Ten Solo Entries in a single weekend. Well done that, Researcher! We hope you're planning yet more amazing Entries for the Guide.

with kind regards

Lanzababy and the Core Team


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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Icy North

Congratulations! smiley - bubbly


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Yay, new badge (well, imminent coming of a new badge!) - I hadn't realised there was one for between 10 and 25 smiley - run


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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Nosebagbadger {Ace}

I do feel that a badge is part of who I am...I mean this may be because I'm a badger smiley - winkeye


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - applause


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Post 6

Researcher 14993127

Congratulations to all. smiley - spacesmiley - bubbly

smiley - cat


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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - smileysmiley - bubblycongrats for all




smiley - bubbly



ps may i make a suggestion I would like to see a badge for doing ForK all
, the Fork all badge could be awarded for just "attending" and not doing anything important smiley - biggrin



smiley - bubbly


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Sounds like it would make an excellent smiley as well! I could self-use it all over the place


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Post 9

Pastey

smiley - spork


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

Post 10

Vip

smiley - applause Well done!

smiley - fairy


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Post 11

Vip

(Pastey, you read my mind.)

smiley - fairy


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Post 12

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Congratulations! smiley - bubblysmiley - smiley


Monday 18th November 2013: Achievement Badges

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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - smiley I.m glad to have help in the birthing, the concept of this bade smiley - bubbly


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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - blush badge smiley - blush


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Post 15

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

smiley - bubbly for all.


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Post 16

Superfrenchie

smiley - bubbly Yay! Congratulations everyone!
... and that also includes the fork-all-ers! smiley - spork


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Nosebagbadger {Ace}

Dammit pastey - I considered using preview to test for a form smiley...but that would break my tradition of never using perview smiley - winkeye

Congrats to Minor and Lanza both smiley - cheers


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SashaQ - happysad



smiley - blushsmiley - laughsmiley - coolsmiley - magic

Thank you! And congratulations to the other badgers smiley - ok

I certainly am planning more Entries - today 10 Entries, tomorrow (or rather: soon-ish) 25! smiley - biggrin

smiley - bubblysmiley - biggrin


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Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

smiley - biggrin the Fork all badge should be a nice one and blue in colour smiley - biggrin


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Pastey

Getting an achievement badge here does take work, the quality of the entries really is amazing.

And the work put in by the volunteers never ceases to astound me.

We do hark on about it at times, but with good reason I think. It takes a lot to run this site, the work of the volunteers and the contributions of the writers and artists. I do wish the system was automated, it's easy to miss things.

But congratulations, and thank you!


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