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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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1 hour ago, Jordan Invision said:

We're working on implementing some of the feedback suggested :] 

Hi Jordan 🌹 Are you working on this suggestion as well?

In fact, the inability to see the list of «Community Answers» in the user profile is not interesting and pleasant.

Anyway, I hope this problem will be resolved before public release of 4.6

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On 13/04/2021 at 13:21, Jordan Invision said:

Yahoo !! 🎊 

I was thinking about using the Invision Community platform, but after that update, the credit card even shook inside the wallet. 😁

I understand that the user will earn points, but will a shop be implemented to spend the existing points for benefits? Example, changing the username.

Sorry about my Google Translate. 😁😆😅

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I can't edit my comment above, but I did have an observation now after looking through the new achievements.

Is the poor image quality forced by the system with some kind of weird compression, or did you guys just not use the right size when uploading them?  The pixels are so poorly resized you can barely read out any wording or numbering details.

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On 4/21/2021 at 1:48 AM, ahc said:

I can't edit my comment above, but I did have an observation now after looking through the new achievements.

Is the poor image quality forced by the system with some kind of weird compression, or did you guys just not use the right size when uploading them?  The pixels are so poorly resized you can barely read out any wording or numbering details.

Great point. They look a bit blurry at the small size. 

I assume we can upload our own images for all the badges, but would be good if the built-in badges looked sharper and clearer.  

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On 4/14/2021 at 11:52 AM, Matt said:

An early rule I put in place was that we were not going to show point logic and show people how to specifically earn points, and which actions earned the most points because that will start to erode the purpose and people may decide, if you said that you earn 5 points for a post and 10 points for a gallery image, to reduce posting and start uploading random pictures just to earn points and rank up.

I think I like that decision (not sure yet), but I expect people to ask what to do for points. At the moment, when you click on the dropdown menu in the top right corner to go to your profile, settings etc., you see a very prominent bar, which indicates the progress towards the next rank. RIght below that it says "X points until your next rank".

Maybe a site displaying what do to for points isn't the worst idea?

  • It could be optional (an option to turn it on/off). And/or:
  • Badges could have an additional option to show/hide the point logic on said site. Then the user can decide which rule/badge to reveal.
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4 hours ago, MMXII said:

I think I like that decision (not sure yet), but I expect people to ask what to do for points. At the moment, when you click on the dropdown menu in the top right corner to go to your profile, settings etc., you see a very prominent bar, which indicates the progress towards the next rank. RIght below that it says "X points until your next rank".

Maybe a site displaying what do to for points isn't the worst idea?

  • It could be optional (an option to turn it on/off). And/or:
  • Badges could have an additional option to show/hide the point logic on said site. Then the user can decide which rule/badge to reveal.

Mine was 239 earlier, I've just come back a few hours later and its 238 points required now. I've not done anything so wouldn't know why it decreased, I assume it was logged for the visit though.

And having just made this post, I can see that's 5 points.

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On 23/04/2021 at 12:22, Jordan Invision said:

Estamos trabalhando para garantir que eles sejam nítidos em todos os navegadores / dispositivos 🙂 🙏 

Has this new update also had any performance improvements?

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On 4/24/2021 at 9:33 AM, MMXII said:

I think I like that decision (not sure yet), but I expect people to ask what to do for points. At the moment, when you click on the dropdown menu in the top right corner to go to your profile, settings etc., you see a very prominent bar, which indicates the progress towards the next rank. RIght below that it says "X points until your next rank".

Maybe a site displaying what do to for points isn't the worst idea?

  • It could be optional (an option to turn it on/off). And/or:
  • Badges could have an additional option to show/hide the point logic on said site. Then the user can decide which rule/badge to reveal.

You are right. We added the same option at Trophies and Medals app on our forum. I have asked author few times for it, but he didn't make it.

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