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Done deal Bill. :) <-------- Edited by Fiddlerman
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Badges ? Badges ? We don't need no stinking badges , man ....but looks like some folks are having fun with them ... cool beans ...bunny_pole_dancer        violin-1267

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It's not a question of needs, more like motivation and being proud of something. I for one need more badges. :)
I'm a little worried about putting up a video for critique. I admire all who do this. I haven't really participated in the parties either. Looking forward to getting the traveler as well. I'll get all 5 sooner or later.

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FM, as to your posting a critic video, the two most beautiful sounds in music I have ever heard was your playing two quarter notes in one of your videoes, just post that and sit back listen to us jabber on about how you need to smile more.

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@Tucson1 Hey bud... I have been wondering about you. Nice to see you.  Hope all is well!

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I suggest we add a couple of new badges called...

1- Luthier or Violin Craftsman violin

for those of us that build bridges, change parts, repair violins and other instruments. Maybe a crescent wrench on one side, a screwdriver on the other side in a Vee shape and a violin right in the middle...

2- StreetJelly Performer dancing

for those of "us" that will perform on the 22nd.

 

Do I hear any "seconds" to this motion? dunno

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I think they sound like cool ideas, cdennyb.

"Luthier" or "Violin Craftsperson" could certainly apply to a few members.  For the rest of us, maybe another badge for "DIY".  Or for the wild and crazy.. "Modder". 

For the StreetJellies, badge would be good, but I might also suggest that those brave souls could tuck a mention of any scheduled events they have coming up into their sig line. 

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cdennyb said
I suggest we add a couple of new badges called...

1- Luthier or Violin Craftsman violin

for those of us that build bridges, change parts, repair violins and other instruments. Maybe a crescent wrench on one side, a screwdriver on the other side in a Vee shape and a violin right in the middle...

I'm good with it though it's hard to draw the line. It would be suffice for someone to say, "I changed my own strings". Please give me the badge. No biggie for me but perhaps we need guidelines for this one. Obviously you would get one. :)

2- StreetJelly Performer dancing

for those of "us" that will perform on the 22nd.

 

Do I hear and "seconds" to this motion? dunno

I definitely agree on this one. :)

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changing strings and "moving" the bridge are personal player maintenance things. Actually making a bridge would be the minimum qualifying process. Obviously taking a violin apart and regluing it would qualify easily. As would any soundpost replacement.

Just changing strings, the tailpiece and chinrest are not really DIY repairs or mods so that wouldn't qualify a person for the badge I don't think.

Your call. cheers

 

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I agree. :)

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Does Frankenstein get a new badge??.......lol

Or do I only qualify for the tinkers Badge?

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I think that a consideration is what the badges are intended to accomplish.  If we want them to be an encouragement at all levels, then some or most should be pretty easy to get.  But some, like "Luthier", could be hard enough to get for them to really be a sign of accomplishment. 

So far, however, the only requirement that I know of for any of the badges has been asking for them.  And, presumably, feeling you are actually entitled to them.  That is pretty cool, and I think people are catching on to it being a cool and fun concept.

Most of the badges we have so far are pretty simple to figure out.  "Group Project", well, have you at least participated in one of them here?  Pretty simple.  But if we head towards the idea of the badges for some things being earned by meeting some qualifications, then we're looking at the process of having to come up with a list of the qualifications for each and possibly having an individual or a small committee to verify that a person has met them before getting the badge.  That's a bit more complicated.

Not saying that I am against the idea.  I think that has some really great potentials and could motivate folks to get more involved with the community here and also to work on their own achievements so they can earn the badges.  What I am suggesting is that we think it through a bit so we can avoid putting Pierre on the spot when people request a badge. 

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Fiddle chick brought up a good point. What about a streetjelly performance qualifies you for a performance badge? Do we want a separate one for a performance posted on youtube or here?

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DanielB said
I think that a consideration is what the badges are intended to accomplish.  If we want them to be an encouragement at all levels, then some or most should be pretty easy to get.  But some, like "Luthier", could be hard enough to get for them to really be a sign of accomplishment. 

So far, however, the only requirement that I know of for any of the badges has been asking for them.  And, presumably, feeling you are actually entitled to them.  That is pretty cool, and I think people are catching on to it being a cool and fun concept.

Most of the badges we have so far are pretty simple to figure out.  "Group Project", well, have you at least participated in one of them here?  Pretty simple.  But if we head towards the idea of the badges for some things being earned by meeting some qualifications, then we're looking at the process of having to come up with a list of the qualifications for each and possibly having an individual or a small committee to verify that a person has met them before getting the badge.  That's a bit more complicated.

Not saying that I am against the idea.  I think that has some really great potentials and could motivate folks to get more involved with the community here and also to work on their own achievements so they can earn the badges.  What I am suggesting is that we think it through a bit so we can avoid putting Pierre on the spot when people request a badge. 

I would think that for now, to get this going, Pierre has to rely on an honor system of people requesting appropriate badges. It would be impossible for him to go back through all the threads to determine who qualifies for what.

But, going forward, when he sees people posting videos, participating in projects and parties, hosting the Traveler, etc., then he can award the badges without being asked. That's my take on it, anyway...maybe he has other thoughts on the subject. And, as an admin, I'll be happy to help award badges, if I can. (I don't know how to do it yet.)

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This is obviously a growing monster in size and scope. I too like Daniels concept of requirements. yes it would be difficult, but Pierre does not have to go through them all. 1 or 2 of the senior people here can be the "board" and approve/disapprove nominees then submit the suggestions for FM to finalization. Honestly, most of the things done by our family here are remembered by someone. Even have a "nominee thread" where people can just post what they did themselves. If the person frequents enough here, many will already know what they've done.

If people are just scrounging for an award for honestly, just scratching the surface, it is only fair to the ones who did earn it to turn them down. There are ALOT of things one can do to even acquire the few that are already available. People need to be legitimate in their accomplishments and not have it be really ambiguous. I really don't feel you'd have that here, but in all groups, there's one or two.

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Frankly though, if someone here believes that they deserve a badge I trust them. We believe in the honor system here.:)

The more I think about it the more I like the idea of having a streetjelly badge but what if we call it a "live performance" badge. It's very different from doing a video and posting it. With a video you can record many times and even edit before posting.

We can have a "video" badge, or VB and a "performance" or LP for live performance badge.....

Ideas or thoughts?

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"LIVE PERFORMANCE" it is!

I like it, and that would cover others who just bust open the case and play in the subway or maybe on the street corner. Good job Pierre...

That's why you're the boss around here. thumbs-up

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I think honor system is the best option really, too.  It sure looks like it has been working well so far.  laugh

I very much like the idea of having both live and video performer categories.  They are really kinda different things, and having both can encourage people to go for both.  We could actually still use the same badge, though, and just add a small V and/or L to it in the little space near the bottom, to show which a person has done. 

I have a few more categories to suggest as well.

 

Composer  - We have a few of them in this community, already.  Bet more people would give it a try, if there's a badge for it.  For a logo, maybe a G clef or a lyre with a quill pen across it? 

 

Author  - For this one, I would suggest it be for people who have written an article that can be sent to Pierre in PDF form so at some point it can be made available as a "gimme" for folks to download here at FM.com  (My long-winded posts wouldn't count unless I turn them into actual articles)  These could be how-to, history, a chart for practice sessions, violin fingerboard charts for scales or arpeggios, anything that folks might find handy enough to want a download of. 

 

Promoter  - We already have some of these too.  People who have encouraged new violinists/fiddlers they meet to come here and explore Fiddlerman.com

 

Booster  : These are the folks that make an effort to encourage others to be involved in events like the group projects and parties.  These folks really do a lot to get events going and bring more people in on events.  Pierre, KindaScratchy, and Ferret come to mind as recent candidates for this one.  But there are definitely more than that.

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