Let me start by saying that this is the best forum software I have seen till today, very functional also on mobiles without missing functions (even big companies like Amazon don’t get this right).
I especially like those badges. It’s always fun when you get another one. Gamification of life somehow works. But there are some things that could be optimized:
(1) The description is not clear on this one:
It should say that the start topic needs 10 likes (same goes for “Good Topic” and “Great Topic”), because if you go to your profile summary you are presented with the sum of all liked posts in the thread (which is not relevant for those badges):
(2) For some badges you cannot easily see your current status.
A user can see how many likes he got, but not how many liked posts he has. Though it is possible to download all posts and let Excel or Openoffice calculate the number.
It would be cool to have the own current status as small additional label on each badge that wasn’t awarded yet to yourself. Like this:
You: 277 liked posts, 300 likes received
Your best: 7 likes
(3) Badge labels
awarded multiple times: “Out of Love” for example is only awarded a single time per user. So far, so clear, although I do not understand why to limit this on this one. It makes sense for all “First…” badges and some others.
available title: What does that even mean? It’s like not a single badge was available.
So much for today.