Suggest badge names for badge extension

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We are developing badge extension for AnsPress which may release in 30th of October. We would like your suggestion and ideas for default badge names and when it should awarded.

Some existing badges:

– Autobiographer : Completed profile
– Commentator : 10 Comments
– Supporter: First up vote
– Nice Answer: Answer score of 10 or more
– Good Answer: Answer score of 25 or more
– Great Answer: Answer score of 100 or more

One answer will be selected as best and user will get lifetime license of badge extension.
We will always be grateful for all that you have done to help us.

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All badge should be translatable and we should be able to decide which one to use and hide the others. It will be even nicer to be able to create a custom one with our own images.
This is a great idea…

where can i get the badges add on ?


Any update on this?

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I’m guessing this is a dead project? Been almost a year since was supposed to release and not released. I sooooo hope you release it, will gladly pay for it 😉


please create badge name considering educational forum also


Any update on this? Would be a great extension. Thanks


When will you guys release the Badge Extension? It’s early November, can’t wait to give it a try.


I think if you make the icons/images and names hard-wired you risk them just not being bought/used, or even returned for a refund.

Names which would be appropriate for one site may be totally inappropriate for another.

Personally, I would let site admins name them as they want ~ which resolves the translation issue ~ and I would just allow admins to insert icons or images, maybe from a nice set that is supplied with the plugin.

nah, everything is editable. I think you missed edit, delete and new badge button?

Nope, I don’t know how to get it so I haven’t tried it yet. I was giving you the benefit of my gigantic brain power and worldly experience 😉

But let me ask you a question ~ if I wanted user performance badges for my site, why would I choose AnsPress Badges instead of BadgeOS or Mozilla Open Badges?

I think that’s a valid question. Don’t you?


Hi Rahul!

Can’t wait to see the badges back: you guys are working around the clock!

I don’t want to add any extra work or to interfere with current development but I’m already using a badge system for other activities on my site and it would be great to have the same system for everything. It’s called BadgeOS and it’s opensource I believe. You can create your own badges with the name you want and lots of other possibilities like the ones @Dima asked. Plus, it’s compatible with Mozilla Open Badges !

I’m no programmer but I believe it’s just a matter of creating an add-on that basically add Anspress hooks to BadgeOS.

This is not only a personal request. BadgeOS is used by quite a few educational websites (I’m an educator) and releasing as Anspress add-on would attract attention to your project. A question & answer system is much better than a regular forum when it comes to education and I’m sure Anspress would benefit from it. 😀

Thanks for your suggestions. We will add badgeos compatibility to our badge extension.

That’s great news! 😀

+1 for this.. Great to hear it will be added to BadgeOS!


Thank you for AnsPress and I love the idea about badges.


Scholar – (become) 10  Up Votes at one Answer

Joker – (become) 10 Down Votes at one Answer

Question on demant – (ask) 20 Questions

Answer on demant – (give) 20 Answers

Nevermind – unfollow a Question

Be a Star – one Question got over 100 views

Lirarian – use for a Question 3 or more tags

Mercenary – follow 5 user


are a few additional ideas.

Ofcourse some of them could be upgraded (answer on demant / answer storm (40 answers) etc.)


Autobiographer – Completed Profile

Thought Provoker – Question has 5 commentators

Commentator – 10 Comments

Annotator – 20 Comments

Patron – First Vote Up

Orator – 15 Up Voted Questions

Critic – First Vote Down

Skeptic – 18 Down Votes in same category

Reviewer – Vote on 10 questions

Analyst – Vote on 20 questions

Nice Answer – Answer score of 10 or more

Expert – Answer score of 25 or more

Teacher – 7 Selected Answers

Doctor – 12 Selected Answers

Wiseman – Selected answer in 15 categories

Pundit – 10 Selected Answers in same category

Moderator – Flag 1 question or answer

Leader – 38 Followers

Special – Followed by 2 Leaders

Authority – 100 Followers

Great Idea – 2 leaders up vote your question

– a few i thought were good ideas


I suggest exactly this:

This badges was thought of for years, tested on really huge userbase, widely successful. Reinventing a wheel would most probably do no good.

To elaborate, badges must be in tiers. This is a gamification. And any gamer know:
grey = trash
white = common
green = uncommon (still worthless)
blue = rare (good enough item)
purple = epic (great item)
orange = legendary (uber mega rare stuff!)

This would allow to easily sort badges by rarity/color, even a stranger who has no idea about AnsPress and it’s badge system would easily understand “wow, that guy has a lot of purple badges, he must be good”.
Stackoverflow done it with bronze-silver-gold.

Then, admin must be able to program his own badges with ease. Your stock badges would just come bundled, but each of them should be changeable just like any new added badge: image, condition, name, slug, description. Can be disabled or deleted if desired.
I believe each badge should have it’s own page with its description and list of people who have it.

Participant’s plate could reflect amount of badges he have, just like stackoverflow plates for each participant.

Admin should also be able to give (and take away) any badge to any user manually.
Gives me freedom to run my community the way I see it.

I agree, most of our badge name will be similar. But we are not using gold, silver and bronze types for badge but an image to identify a badge, so I wish to know everyone’s thought.

Image is a great thing, I totally like it. Around an image there could be color border, or it could have color dot like , something of this nature.

Here is how games do it, you instantly know “wow, this guy is purple, he must be imba”

Main idea is to be able to sort badges by tiers. Just “this person have 135 badges, here they are” is not good enough.
“This person have 10 Epic and 2 Legendary” or like stackoverflow does it “this person has 3 gold badges!”, I see that and instantly respect person. He must have done something really special to earn A Gold Badge.

If member already has 130 badges he wouldn’t bother getting 1 more, 130, 131, what’s the difference. But if that’s a Legendary badge, wow, sure I’ll get it!!
Gamification at it’s finest 🙂