New user of the month badge logic

(Pad Pors) #1

we’d one or two users, who got this badge in the next day of their arrival! it could be because of low rate of contribution of new users in our forum.

I don’t see any benefit in such fast recognition, because it gave them the sense of a little bit hollow recognition! “if for only one-two contributions, I’m one of the two selected newbies; perhaps I don’t need to contribute that much here.”

not all the months need selected new users. can there be some level of activity before a new user be considered as the new user?

or can admins of a forum sort of determine when this badge is granted?

Continuing the discussion from Weekly or monthly "best new user" badge:


No, there aren’t editable thresholds. I’d recommend disabling the badge on your community. I agree that it looks a bit hollow and contrived.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

It’d be timing related, when the month closes. But you must have at least a few posts to qualify; the thresholds are in the original topic, I suggest referring to that.