Hey all, some early DOTW adopters may remember the previous Community DOTW we did, this one is sort of an update to that slash announcement slash open discussion :slight_smile:
Okay, so what is new?
Brought back old community titles
We added the custom title option in the previous Community DOTW to replace a lot of the existing titles; people liked the default variety of the old ones though so we’ve brought them back. You can still add a custom community title at level 2+, and if you’ve already added one, then it should remain untouched by this update.
Preset Hero Points Gifting Options + New UI
The gifting option got an overhaul to include preset options now as a general guide on how many points to give. Also, a muuch nicer UI :slight_smile:
Ability to see each others Point earning/gifting history
This isn’t exactly new as it was possible in previous iterations of our site. Some long-time members may remember, but it wasn’t very well implemented back then so I’m sure many members didn’t even notice it. Now it’s back and integrated into your DEV Profiles!
*There is a bug that is breaking the pagination for "Points History" tab, but we should have that fixed today.
The Test Center! :tada:
We’ve revamped the members only Test Center forum so only staff can post new threads. The idea here is that we’ll post beta’s for upcoming updates or new product releases and then members who want to try them out can report bugs and provide feedback to earn Hero points :slight_smile: ... and improve the products you use!
Of course, you can try them out and not bother with reporting anything, but you’ll be missing out on some points:
Reporting a Typo = *1 Hero Point ea.
New Confirmed Bug = *5 Hero Points ea.
*Values subject to change but that is what we’re starting with
You will notice that the Test Center is currently empty, we plan to get the first beta in there very soon. For now, if you’re interested, make sure you subscribe to the Test Center! You will receive an email as soon as we post one.
Downloading the betas and commenting on Test Center threads is a perk restricted to level 4+ members only. Members who are a lower level can still subscribe to the forum and view it, but can’t participate.
How to get to level 4? You need 100 rep points. Points Cheatsheet.
Here are two of the main upcoming features we are in early planning stages for:
A popular suggestion from the last DOTW. Adding badges for various achievements that you can display in your profile.
Recognition for those who are most active/helpful in the community.
As mentioned, we’re only in early stages for the above two features, but something to look forward to and also leads me to the DOTW question(for anyone still reading this)...
1. What actions/achievements would you like to see Badges for?
As usual, this is an open discussion on the topic so even if you don’t have an answer for that specific question, but want to discuss all the above Community updates then please do still reply!
PS. For those who are feeling that the Hero Point rewards are valued to high. ie. lifetime membership = 5,000 Hero Points. We're aware of this, but given that we're in the middle of adding new features that should make earning Hero Points easier(ie. Test Center) we want to see how they play out first and if the rate of earning Hero Points still doesn't align with the cost of rewards then we will make adjustments at that time :slight_smile: what we want to avoid is decreasing the reward cost only to increase it later on after more updates when Hero Points are easier to earn and annoy everyone who was pushing for it at the lower value.
-At least one comment = 3 Hero Points(must participate within 7 days of thread post date)
-DOTW = Discussion of the Week
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