How Badges Work

GretchenGretchen AdministratorModerators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso

Earn badges to increase your CurlTalk prestige.

Badges are earned for a variety of accomplishments on CurlTalk:

  • Membership duration

  • Number of posts made

  • Number of positive reactions issued

  • Adding a profile picture

  • Commenting

  • And many more…..  

The CurlTalk system automatically awards badges but admins and mods can manually award badges, too!

You and others can view your badge collection on your profile page.

Be an active member and earn lots of badges!

Badges are designed to reinforce desirable behaviors on a forum. They are not necessarily awards for the best or most of something, but rather signs that point the way to positive participation in a community.

Vanilla’s Badges addon automatically creates a wide variety of badges. Some relate to core forum functions (like commenting), and some are only triggered by using additional addons (like Reactions). Default badges are typically assigned to users automatically when certain conditions are met.

Badges are automatically awarded by the system, but can also be manually awarded by admin/mod.

Badges list

All badges are listed in the Dashboard under “Badges”. This includes any badge ever created in your forum, regardless of whether it is currently active or achievable.

Users’ badges

A list of a users’ badges will display, by default, in the panel of their profile as a grid of badge images. Badges awarded incrementally (such as membership anniversaries) will “stack”, meaning only the highest-increment badge will show.

Viewing a badge

Clicking a badge’s name in the badges list will take you to a public page describing the badge. Users can get to this page by clicking the badge in their profile. This page shows the most recent recipients of the badge.


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