Ask Mo: Massively OP donors, your badges are almost here

Hiya folks! Earlier this year, the Massively OP website underwent a big change: With Livefyre shutting down, we switched over to a brand-new commenting system. While the positives have outweighed the negatives so far, one thing we couldn’t easily port to the new comments was the badge system that we’d originally commissioned. It allowed us to reward our most generous and loyal Kickstarter and Patreon donors with a clear symbol of their awesomeness. And we’d like to get that restored!

So over the past few months we’ve been working on a new badge system, and I’m happy to say that it’s almost here! The tech is functioning and the art is almost complete, which means it’s time to start figuring out who gets what — just in time for a whole bunch of you to ding 24 months on Patreon.

Kickstarter and Patreon donors were once asked to submit Livefyre names for badges, but since those are no longer in use, we’re asking our donors to fill out a brief online form to tell us their current commenter name and allow us to match up contact info from Kickstarter and Patreon to verify your total contributions so we can sort out earned badges. That form is right here:

Massively OP Comment Badge Transfer Form

We’ll be going through the form submissions one by one and adding badges by hand over the next few weeks once the art is complete, so stay tuned.

The best part about the new system is the fact that it’s actually badges rather than a floaty line of text — it’s been a challenge, but it’s much more flexible and far closer to what I originally wanted (but it proved impossible in Livefyre).

If you’re still lost on the whole comment system thing, check out our updated commenting FAQ. Thanks everyone!

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Rooks
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Rooks

Yaaaay testing :)

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Grifter17

I think I am missing my Kickstarter Badge :(

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Alberto

Cool!

Paul Thorman
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Paul Thorman

Just a test post for badges…

Togashi Kokujin
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Togashi Kokujin

Just joined up as well – cheers for that :-)

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Ocho

Didn’t see this until today, sorry. Done and done. :)

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tethyss

I’m not a fan of logging in to reddit just to post here, and I need a separate account to get an icon? No way am I signing up for G+, FB, Twitter, etc, just to post here, is there some other option available to loyal Kickstarter donors?

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Shawn Fink

Bleh, never made new account sign-in after the old system was dropped. Well, I guess it is time…

Yangers
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Yangers

Quick! Someone respond to this so I know what email I use for the comments section. (I have no idea – I sign in with reddit asdfghjkl)

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Nordavind