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This is something I'd love to add. I'm going to talk to a developer friend and see if we can get something made. The forum software doesn't have a native option for it. Will update in the next few days.

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Hi Cam, any news on this?

I'd also like to see this implemented. I know it is something that would motivate a lot of non gamers to continue being non gamers ^^ Some kind of reward?

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To be honest, I'm kind of hoping we don't have a badge like the reddit forum.

 

Even if we'll admit it or not, our subconscious will give higher value to those with a higher badge count.  But that's just my opinion.

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That's funny, the higher counts in my opinion almost have lesser validity. I have to remind myself that they do understand where I'm coming from even if it's been a long time. I guess I'm okay either way, but I do have to go to my reddit account to see how many days it's been -_- 

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To be honest, I'm kind of hoping we don't have a badge like the reddit forum. Even if we'll admit it or not, our subconscious will give higher value to those with a higher badge count.  But that's just my opinion.

What do you guys think about having the counter only display if it's over 90 days? That means they would have completed their detox which is something worth knowing, but beyond that it doesn't matter as much?

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To be honest, I'm kind of hoping we don't have a badge like the reddit forum. Even if we'll admit it or not, our subconscious will give higher value to those with a higher badge count.  But that's just my opinion.

What do you guys think about having the counter only display if it's over 90 days? That means they would have completed their detox which is something worth knowing, but beyond that it doesn't matter as much?

I think that would be fair, because this will help support those people who didn't complete their detox (just like me :))

And also, this wouldn't be some kind of building status for people with the biggest number of days without gaming.

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I personally don't find the Reddit streak counter very helpful. It's more stressful, and it's also a little counter-intuitive.

People who are dieting have "cheat days." We, of course, shouldn't have cheat days in the same sense, but we each (I think) allow ourselves a small exception here or there. The issue then becomes, do I reset my entire counter back to 1 just because of a minor slip-up?

I've heard a popular opinion over on /r/pornfree about this as well. Some people keep a calendar and put an X on days that they messed up. A month with fewer X's is a better month than one with a lot of them. It shows growth and avoids the "What the hell" issue, as in, "What the hell, I've already screwed up my counter, might as well binge for the rest of the day and start again tomorrow!"

As for a counter that displays over 90 days, that could kind of work to point out the more helpful people on the site. It could replace their "Veteran" flair with "Elder" or something. Then again, this almost comes off as gamification, which might not be conducive to the spirit of GQ, because it turns into trying to earn an Achievement.

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As for a counter that displays over 90 days, that could kind of work to point out the more helpful people on the site. It could replace their "Veteran" flair with "Elder" or something. Then again, this almost comes off as gamification, which might not be conducive to the spirit of GQ, because it turns into trying to earn an Achievement.

Thanks for the feedback. I'm either going to have the counter be an automatic that only goes up to 90 days, something people can only display in their profile, or simply have a badge for those who have completed the 90 day detox (not necessarily not gaming at the time.) I'll play with it and see what feels right for the best of both worlds. I think a combination of a badge for completing the detox + a counter on your profile if you want to display it sounds good to me.

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I ride every day on my stationary bike (I guess it is called spinning). I try to keep the "streak" and do not miss any day, but I do make some concessions for unexpected events, and when I do not practice for a real reason, it does not break the streak, e.g. being ill allows me not to practice on a given day without breaking the streak. I have been training from the last September and missed only one day so far (I had a terrible migraine). But there has to be a real reason not to do something you've planned to do every day, and when it is reasonable not to train when ill, I do not think there is any rational reason to break a non-gaming streak.

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Update: Looking for a *new* developer to help us with the forum badge. Is that you?

Here are the details:

- We want to add a badge to keep track of the 90 day detox, similar to Reddit.
- It can appear under the "post count" on someone's name (see the left side of this thread)
- Next to someone's name, we want the counter to only say 0-90 days or 90+ once they've reached 90 days. 
- The counter can show the accurate # of days on their profile (if you click on the members profile.)
- It would be best to have the counter days be edited within the "edit profile" tab.

I do not know much else about how to actually program it, but I can tell you this much:

1. The forum runs on a self-hosted version of IPS Community Suite.
2. The Community Suite has a plugin marketplace here
3. If you have other questions I can help to answer them and/or point you in the right direction.

Feel free to PM me privately if you are interested. Really appreciate anyone who is able to help with this!

Other notes on the badge:

- The focus for the badge is meant to be a way to track the 90 day detox. The reason we are not going to "publicly" show the # of days beyond 90 is to keep the focus on the detox and not on creating a hierarchy of whoever's not gamed for the most days.
- When a member replies to you and you know they have completed the detox, it is a good way to know the advice they are sharing works well.

 

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Update: Looking for a *new* developer to help us with the forum badge. Is that you?

Here are the details:

- We want to add a badge to keep track of the 90 day detox, similar to Reddit.
- It can appear under the "post count" on someone's name (see the left side of this thread)
- Next to someone's name, we want the counter to only say 0-90 days or 90+ once they've reached 90 days. 
- The counter can show the accurate # of days on their profile (if you click on the members profile.)
- It would be best to have the counter days be edited within the "edit profile" tab.

I do not know much else about how to actually program it, but I can tell you this much:

1. The forum runs on a self-hosted version of IPS Community Suite.
2. The Community Suite has a plugin marketplace here
3. If you have other questions I can help to answer them and/or point you in the right direction.

Feel free to PM me privately if you are interested. Really appreciate anyone who is able to help with this!

Other notes on the badge:

- The focus for the badge is meant to be a way to track the 90 day detox. The reason we are not going to "publicly" show the # of days beyond 90 is to keep the focus on the detox and not on creating a hierarchy of whoever's not gamed for the most days.
- When a member replies to you and you know they have completed the detox, it is a good way to know the advice they are sharing works well.

 

Update: Looking for a *new* developer to help us with the forum badge. Is that you?

Here are the details:

- We want to add a badge to keep track of the 90 day detox, similar to Reddit.
- It can appear under the "post count" on someone's name (see the left side of this thread)
- Next to someone's name, we want the counter to only say 0-90 days or 90+ once they've reached 90 days. 
- The counter can show the accurate # of days on their profile (if you click on the members profile.)
- It would be best to have the counter days be edited within the "edit profile" tab.

I do not know much else about how to actually program it, but I can tell you this much:

1. The forum runs on a self-hosted version of IPS Community Suite.
2. The Community Suite has a plugin marketplace here
3. If you have other questions I can help to answer them and/or point you in the right direction.

Feel free to PM me privately if you are interested. Really appreciate anyone who is able to help with this!

Other notes on the badge:

- The focus for the badge is meant to be a way to track the 90 day detox. The reason we are not going to "publicly" show the # of days beyond 90 is to keep the focus on the detox and not on creating a hierarchy of whoever's not gamed for the most days.
- When a member replies to you and you know they have completed the detox, it is a good way to know the advice they are sharing works well.

 

http://forum.gamequitters.com/topic/2367-journey-journal/?do=findComment&comment=23382

Not exactly what you're looking for, but something I quickly put together.

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What happened with this idea? I understand there's no plan for making an automatic badge but how about static badges ranging from either weekly or monthly milestones?

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