Let me open by saying that I was very sorry to hear sorry to hear about the attacks on the forum and servers. It truly was a gutless act, and I hope that the offenders are caught and prosecuted. I actually feel kind of guilty asking about this after what just happened to you poor folks, but I have to ask. Im not sure whos department this would be, so ill try both @Ignasi and also @AndyB.
I have been consistently logging in on the forum every day now since I first joined back in December 2018, in a bid to earn myself the ‘Devotee’ forum badge. Unfortunately, due to the DDoS attacks yesterday, I was unable to log in all day despite numerous attempts. If I have not miscounted, I was only 18 days away from earning that badge (19/12 if I am not incorrect), and if I missed that 24 hour window, that could potentially mean another full 12 months to obtain it! This potentially means 11.5 months worth of work and dedication down the drain thanks to the twit who did this. So I have questions:
Did I make my log in within the 24 hr period (ie- am I still eligible for the ‘Devotee’ badge)?
If I have missed my window and lost all of that work as a result, can we a) adjust the counter/forum log to say that I did log in yesterday? or b) remove yesterday from the criteria/required days?
It is neither my fault or any of yours that I couldnt log in as per usual yesterday, so I feel that I should not be penalised or made to do without due to the actions of a nasty third party. I hope that this all makes sense, I was struggling a little to convey it. Friends, talk to me please…
EDIT: please forgive if there are any minor inaccuracies in the dates provided. It has been almost a year; this is to the very best of my recollection.
Oh there are Trappist01x. If memory serves me correctly, I think I first happened upon the list when I looked up the forum tutorials. As you would no doubt have noticed some are quite rare and/or tricky to earn too.
This badge is granted when you reach trust level 3. Thanks for being a regular part of our community over a period of months. You’re now one of the most active readers, and a reliable contributor that makes our community great. You can now recategorize and rename topics, take advantage of more powerful spam flags, access a private lounge area, and you’ll also get lots more likes per day.
I’ve never noticed any such abilities, but that secret members’ only lounge up on the roof is pretty sweet. Just wish the pigeons would quit pecking at me when I fall asleep on the fire escape. Maybe @CatBot could smite them for me…
I just want to ask here because I am not sure exactly where to ask. Being right new to the forums and following the badge system, I wonder why I got this instruction and it did not return any results. We are being incorrectly redirected to the old bot’s name?