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Drum roll please… announcing Achievements!

One of the overarching goals for any community leader is to shine a bright light on your members. Their contributions should be publicly recognized. Now with Invision Community’s new Achievements system... you can!

Achievements is Invision Community’s native gamification system baked into our latest update, 4.6. 

We’ve dreamed up innovative actions for community leaders to publicly recognize members who show up and participate in meaningful ways.

Award Points and badges based on conditional Rules!

Here’s what you need to know...

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Points

Our Achievements Points system keeps a running tally of Points. Members may earn Points in a multitude of ways. Essentially, it’s achieved by participating in the community. 

Create a topic? Points! Post a reply? Points! Follow another member? Nothing. Just kidding… Points!!!

This is done through creating Rules.

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Rules

Rules are actionable processes set up in the admin panel. 

Here are what members can earn Points for:

When a...

  • Member joins a club
  • Reaction is given
  • New poll is created
  • User follows a content item
  • Review is posted
  • Member logs in for the first time that day
  • New club is created
  • Content item/comment is promoted or featured
  • Comment/reply is posted
  • User follows a forum, blog, gallery, category etc
  • User votes on a poll
  • User is followed
  • New content item is posted
  • Post is marked as best answer

There are also corresponding When/Then Rules for each item listed above. 

When this action happens, then this subsequent action happens.

Example: when a member posts 10 times, then this Badge is awarded.

 

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Badges

Community leaders can also create specific Rules when deciding what actions earn Badges. 

For example, reward your members with a Badge for visiting your community for 20 days.
Once a member reaches 20 visits or more over 20 days, the Achievements system will automatically award them a ‘20 Visits’ Badge you’ve previously created.

 

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Ranks

In 4.6, we’ve completely revamped our Ranks system to communicate with Achievements. 

Achievements’ Ranks system will replace our previous Ranks system*

Set up different Ranks based on how many Points a member earns. Ranks display a members’ perceived value to the community. The higher a members’ Rank, the greater their influence because the more they’ve participated. 

Ranks are currently for prestige at the moment. 

Here's our example for a pretend Coconut community:
 

 

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There’s a lot of information to absorb here, but if there’s anything to take away from this blog post it’s this: empower your contributing members with Achievements and watch your community grow. It creates an immersive and elevated experience for your die-hards. And hey, who doesn’t love to earn? 

When 4.6 and Achievements is officially released for all, we’ll hold a live Q&A event for you to join and ask any questions you may have.

Props? Concerns? Comments? Questions? We’d love for you to sound off in the comments! Not only because we want to hear from you, but because it’ll earn you some sweet, sweet Points, too!

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I suppose for some people this is an improvement. I am really disappointed to be honest. Aside from destroying what I had with ranks these badges visually make a complete mess of the member pane (particularly member's avatars) in posts in my opinion.  I don't see making changes and customizing without a lot of fuss worthwhile. I am realizing that I keep disabling things and my IPS experience is diminishing. :sad:

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19 hours ago, Ford Doctor said:

I suppose for some people this is an improvement. I am really disappointed to be honest. Aside from destroying what I had with ranks these badges visually make a complete mess of the member pane (particularly member's avatars) in posts in my opinion.  I don't see making changes and customizing without a lot of fuss worthwhile. I am realizing that I keep disabling things and my IPS experience is diminishing. :sad:

This is probably due to installing to many custom plugins, scripts or apps.

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I have pored through the above comments regarding the Member Shop plug-in. I can't figure out the non-English comment. Perhaps we can get someone to translate?

We have been very impressed with Member Shop because of the creativity of the authors AND because it addresses both "soft gamification" (i.e. earning points and receiving donated point). The plug-in also addresses "hard gamification" which is point redemption for a real-world gift or prize. There is also a banking capability and mystery gifts! Overall, this is a very sophisticated app. I really wish that IPS would help us out with a code merge so that all of us can benefit.

For all those site managers who are trolling for community sponsors, like we are at https://chchains.org ... hard gamification is the next era of discussion forums. 

Please look under our More nav label to read our copy of the Member Shop rule set:

Https://chchains.org

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