speedrun the badges!

Heyhey! It worked! Glad to help!

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Maybe the “share” badge requires using the “invite” function? What if I try to post an invite link to the fan art thread: Mystery Science Discourse 3000

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:waiting to be upgraded from Member to Regular…
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LOL, looks like another day and you’ll be in, my friend. Day 50 is the day your status should change.

PS - We still don’t know where the private lounge is located.

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You can have your private lounge. I’m still wondering where the advanced user tutorial is.

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Here’s the Cliff Note version

How to get “Licensed”:

send a message to @discobot saying “start advanced tutorial”

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The text for the share badge seems to suggest using the “share” button, whatever that is. Sometimes the badge names don’t really describe well enough what they are. For example, I didn’t get the first link badge by adding a link to a post, even though I made a big deal about it. It came by accident when I added a link to a post that was to another post rather than to something on a different website. :man_shrugging: :woman_shrugging:

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https://forums.mst3k.com/t/itt-top-recommended-sci-fi-series/2119
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For whatever it’s worth, I have tried everything I can think of to get the First Share badge to work. Since there are only three users with it and there has been a lot of sharing going on all over the place, I’m at a loss.

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I see there’s a share button under all of the replies (at the very bottom of the page, rather, not the link icon that every reply also has under itself). Nothing I did with it garnered any badges so far.

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Here’s my current hypothesis, though I can’t test it:

  1. Use the link/share button under the post to generate a link. That link contains your user info.
  2. Post the link somewhere else—Twitter, Reddit, whatever. Your user info in the link should let Discourse know that you’ve shared it out in the world when it’s used.
  3. Have a forum member who is not you click on the link.

I tried this myself, but since I’m me …

EDIT: I made this work by creating a 2nd forum account and having that one logged in when I followed the link from another site. If your post is public, you can work in pairs instead of going to the trouble of setting up a dummy account.

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I’m at a loss to about the Reader badge, too. The requirements are stated clearly, but the implementation seems to be strange and ineffable. I’m mean, I read two whole 100 reply posts and still got no badge. All those haikus!

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I tried that using an email invite to create a new dummy account on the forums. Didn’t work, nuked the dummy account after trying a couple of link exchanges either way. My theory is that this badge may have been initially enabled, but was disabled before the wider beta test began.

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The Reader badge seems to be tied to the speed you scroll through the thread. You can’t just scroll down and get to the end. it has to be slow enough to appear as though you are reading, which can be hard with haikus. :slight_smile: It’s a theory.

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They should rename it to the Slow Contemplator badge.

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I think you got to wait for that blue dot to fade for a post to count as read.

In other news: I got that “Out of Love” badge earlier today! Rather proud of that one.

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@TheBindingPolymer
I think you have to register each post on the little 1/100 counter at the bottom…really short posts tend to get skipped over while scrolling through a thread.

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Hey @discobot! Tell me more about these blue dots.

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

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Hoo boy here goes, replying to a topic with muh email. I guess everybody gonna see my email signature now. No turning back. First Reply By Email badge here I come!..

http://bindingpolymer.com
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