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A new version was released with support for the rules application which allows you to award medals via rules.

 

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I think I may have to switch over to Trophies and Medals from iAwards since the prior app is no longer supported.

Not sure if these are built in, but could you clarify if I could award members for the following conditions based on the app's criteria (and not rely upon Automation Rules by Kevin):

  • When a user upload an avatar
  • When a user fills in his profile About Me
  • When a user post a topic in a certain category
  • When a user uploads a certain amount of images to IP.Gallery

Also, are the trophies retroactive or does it trigger when a member reaches that condition?

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16 minutes ago, Joel R said:

rophies retroactive or does it trigger when a member reaches that condition?

The built in criteria are  retroactive BUT the award date isn't it. So if you install the application NOW, and you create a trophy with "member created 1 post" the awarded trophies will have NOW as award date and not the date from the first post... I've had a client who contacted me today, but unfortunately this isn't a bug and I'm not planing to change this.
Also please keep in mind that if e.g. a member has an avatar and you have a trophy "avatar", he'll loose the trophy once he removes the avatar. 

To clarify some other changes which were mentioned today:
A trophy WON'T be awarded automatically once the criteria are met. They are awarded by a IPS cronjob and also upgraded automatically when a member logs in.
The reason for this is, that the client who requested this application has a really huge board which is quite active and he requested to have as minimal queries as possible...
I can see that this workflow will cause confusion for some people, so this will be improved in a future release.

 

24 minutes ago, Joel R said:

When a user upload an avatar

Yes

25 minutes ago, Joel R said:

When a user fills in his profile About Me

No ( but possible with a custom plugin or rules)

25 minutes ago, Joel R said:

When a user post a topic in a certain category

No ( but possible with a custom plugin or rules)

26 minutes ago, Joel R said:

When a user uploads a certain amount of images to IP.Gallery

Yes

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Posted (edited)

Also BTW, here's another usecase for this app:

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The trophy extensions are very easy to build, so if you have any extra wishes, just say what you need and I'll see if it's possible and include it.

And if it isn't possible, if you need something specific, medals will ALWAYS work!

The client which requested the application, is using my app to promote his inline game medals to the forum with the REST API.

So if a gamer played for 100 hours, or if his population in the game became > 100000 people, if  whatever... ( they have > 1000 different medals on trophies set up current), the game will send a request to the forum and the gamer will automatically get the medal on the forum too;)

It's similar to the game badges/medals/trophies/achievements/ not sure how it's called on steam...

It sounds probably complicated but there's no difference between trophies and medals on the frontend. People won't notice anything.
I've used this 2 different terms to make it easier for the admin to manage this stuff...

Trophies => awarded via criteria or rules
Medals => awarded manually by the admin, moderator or via the REST API

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Looks good @fosters, I too may move from iAwards.

Nice to see an alternative in the marketplace and one which seems likely to grow.

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I am thinking the same, I am so disapointed with iAwards. Problem with this is I dont know will this make problems to my forum, hmmm...can we see it in action somewhere?

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Do you have plans for making this trophies visible on the topic posts? That would be great!!

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Oh yeah, it sounds great for me, since I didn't understand how to use Rules & iAwars efficiently.

Thanks for your work !! :)

Edited by Vianney Gantelmi

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Version 1.0.11 available

Fixed Bugs:

  • Missing langstring
  • Changed some langstrings

New Features:

  • Created new setting for the max. Icon Size in the postbit

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On 1/11/2017 at 5:18 PM, Vianney Gantelmi said:

Oh yeah, it sounds great for me, since I didn't understand how to use Rules & iAwars efficiently.

Thanks for your work !! :)

One of the nice things about Trophies and Medals by @fosters is that it doesn't depend upon Automation Rules.  

There are built-in criteria.  

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25 minutes ago, Joel R said:

One of the nice things about Trophies and Medals by @fosters is that it doesn't depend upon Automation Rules.  

There are built-in criteria.  

Thx :) It was indeed important for the client who requested this application that it works without rules application because it caused too many issues.
Anyway, I can see the benefits of both systems, that's why rules application is supported since version 1.0.5 :) so all the people with automation rules can use it to create their own rules to award trophies :)

Anyway, if somebody is missing a criteria or if you needs some specific usecases/rules, feel free to suggest them here in this topic, or start a PM with me and I'll see what i can do for you :)

 

E.g. awarding a trophy when somebody creates a new database entry in database X or when somebody posts X posts in forum y  isn't possible with the built in criteria system, but it's quite easy to provide such feature with an additional plugin :)
 

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