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Badges (Beta) Live on Lithosphere

Retired Community Manager

 

Happy Monday Lithosphere,

 

As you know, Lithium has been hard at work creating a badging solution, which will be ready for general availability in just a few weeks. We released a first badge as a sneak peek for #CMAD last week, and we are thrilled to unveil our first badge set as a beta to allow you to preview how badges work and display on the community!

 

This first set focuses on encouraging the onboarding of new or passive users by rewarding first actions, but also gives you a glimpse of how badges can be used to recognize affiliation and offline achievements.


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At this time, earned badges will only display on your profile page, ordered by most recent earned. From there, you can navigate to your badges page to view all the badges you have earned so far, as well as those you have yet to earn through community participation. At a glance, you will see the badge title, icon, when the badge was earned, and how many other community members have achieved it. Hovering over a badge card will display the description for the badge.  
 

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Certain badges, such as those for certifications, will not display until you have earned them, since they may not be relevant to everyone.
 
By default, you will be immediately notified via email to congratulate you on earning a new badge. You can change the frequency of these notifications just as you would any other, by navigating to your settings under the subscriptions & notifications tab > notifications settings.

 

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As part of an effort to avoid spamming your inboxes, you will not receive notifications for any of these newly created badges you have earned through your participation so far. Moving forward, you will receive notifications upon earning new badges.
 
Please keep in mind these new badges are still in beta and changes may occur. We have several more planned for the near future and we hope you're as excited about the wealth of possibilities as we are!
If you are a customer interested in finding out more about badges, you can view our documentation on badges. We also invite you to leave your questions and feedbackvia comments on this article.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Lithium Alumni (Retired)

hi @cblown we're actually thinking through a redesign of both the activity feed and the profile page this year, so we're planning to include badges in the new version of this. I'll reach out when we get closer to implementation.