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

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. :)

tethyss
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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
Yangers
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Yangers

Cool.

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Jack Pipsam

Form filling pro skills here we go!

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BalsBigBrother

Oooh

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BalsBigBrother

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Vellik

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x4ever

Hello, just testing out commenting and stuff.

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johnwillo

This is all just a build-up to selling badges in lockboxes, isn’t it?

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agemyth 😩

Can’t wait for everyone to be able to know my opinion is more important than theirs just by glancing at my badge.

shikarin
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shikarin

Isn’t that the truth? Best backer reward ever.

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Dean Greenhoe

Yes, it stokes my ego to see a badge saying I’m a founder etc. But I will post the same with or without badges.

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Utakata

Also, technical/admin alert: Some weirdness is going on with this article here: http://massivelyop.com/2017/05/08/transgender-gamers-face-crass-rejection-by-csgo-tournament-organizers/

…that is, that you can’t post or reply anymore. And their now appears to be a /downvote option for each comment. I think the /update may have broken it. :(

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Utakata

Just stick a pair of protruding pigtails over my name. make sure they’re both pink. And Will call it even. <3

miol
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miol

Btw: Some articles’ comment section uses round borders for the avatar pics now!
That won’t look ideally with some, like hugmonster’s or mysecretid’s, I’m guessing…

miol
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miol

Nvm, the round borders were also part of the unintentionally broken, now fixed template! ^

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johnwillo

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Can’t wait for my badgers.

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mysecretid

“Badgers? We don’t need no steenking badgers!”

(sorry, John. Couldn’t resist :-) )

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johnwillo

Treasure of Sierra Madre reference earlier didn’t elicit a response, but UHF reference brings them every time.

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Neurotic

I first heard it in Blazing Saddles. :D

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John Bagnoli

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smuggler-in-a-yt

+1

(Or would that be, +Mo?)

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wild-abyss

Email address for the new system… so if I log in through Steam, THAT email or the username or?

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hugmonster

Go here and it should be displayed:
http://massivelyop.com/wp-admin/profile.php

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hugmonster

so much Pay 2 Win :P

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Rottenrotny

Done and done.

Emmanuel Carabott
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Emmanuel Carabott

nice thanks for the effort!

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Paragon Lost

Nice! The revamp is coming about. :)

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Hesch

Also testing.

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Morreion

Testing, one two three!

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TBPlayer2112

Awesome! Can’t wait to see what you guys came up with.

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Nordavind

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Angel

Great News!

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Lights and Music

Speaking of Mo – when’s the comic coming back!?

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Feyd Darkholme

Groovy…

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Modrain

Talking about the new comment system, I don’t seem to be able to get the email notifications to work, whatever I do when posting a comment. Is that an issue specific with me, the fact that I connect with Twitter, or a global one?

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Archebius

I log in through Twitter, and I do get notifications – so possibly an issue with your account?

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Taemys

I suppose a “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” reference would be lost on most? I’m old…

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Aldristavan

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— Cespenar (best imp ever)

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