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The regulars group has been nuked then? Didn’t take long, we all knew it wouldn’t last.

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I created the group so I could add flair to user avatars, but the majority did not want the feature. Unfortunately, a group that size also doesn’t work for messages, either, as several folks pointed out (anyone can archive the mailbox, notifications weren’t honoring settings, etc.

There still identifiable, though - just check the badges page for anyone with the “BBS Regular” badge, and those users are able to choose that as a title to display, as well.

I see a better place across the water, the people there are waving, calling for me to join them. I hear singing and laughter, see double rainbows and unicorns. Surely my eyes and ears are cheated by some spell…

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Notifications should honor settings, the archiving is a “feature”.

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Update:

For the BBS specific anniversary badges, I’m basically ready to go - the Discourse folks are checking my work (read: verifying my SQL) then I’ll launch em, 24 hours later, if you’ve been here more than a year, you have anywhere from 1-4 badges coming your way.

I decided to name them thusly:

1 year: BBS Ensign
2 year: BBS Lieutenant
3 year: BBS Lieutenant Commander
4 year (no one has these yet): BBS Commander

Those are all selectable titles you are welcome to choose from if you’d like to show a little flair, too. :slight_smile:

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Aaand the customized anniversary badges are live!

https://bbs.boingboing.net/badges/108/bbs-ensign

https://bbs.boingboing.net/badges/105/bbs-lieutenant

https://bbs.boingboing.net/badges/106/bbs-lieutenant-commander

https://bbs.boingboing.net/badges/107/bbs-commander

All of these should be granted around midnight, as I understand it, when the BBS maintenance runs, so look for notifications in your inbox tomorrow!

And yes, all of these can be used as titles! (Just click on your profile in the top-right corner, then the gear icon, then choose the title you want. :slight_smile:

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Loving the new paramilitary titles!

Suits my mood, today I went to a military surplus/airsoft show.

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Odd choice.
“Are we the baddies?”

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Of course not.

@orenwolf, regarding the avatar flair, I suggest skulls.

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And here I thought they might be pips.

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I think Orenwolf has made the same mistake Patrick O’brian did, not seeing down the road far enough. He should have started lower with Petty Officer ranks, such as Boatswain, Gunner, Sailing Master, Midshipman and Masters Mate.

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I’d prefer not to use naval ranks.

I believe “commander” and “ensign” are exclusively naval ranks.

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As long as I see “boat” or “ship” or related, I imagine rum, sodomy & the lash.

Commander is a good solid paramilitary irregular land forces title.

Romantic, ain’t it?

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https://imgur.com/vpvb3PD

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I think the reason no one has the 4-year badge yet is because so many of us are missing the 2015 anniversary setting.

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Nope, they’re unrelated. Looks like you’ll be one of the first to get one though, on May 28!

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