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Verification Badge next to username?

Post by StaticKollector » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:41 pm

Is it possible to have a way to add a verification badge added to special users such as admins and important users? Does an extension exist? I am talking about blue badges like Twitter and Facebook use for verified accounts. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:29 pm

what is a "verified account" in relation to phpbb?

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by kinerity » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Same request was made here. Same expressed opinions apply.
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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by StaticKollector » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:41 pm

I knew this would go south, this is the problem with forums and why they're dying... the devs of forums are not adapting to social media. Ranks are outdated, adding a verification badge to a staff members username allows people to know the user is important. I run a gaming forum and sometimes devs join the forums, would be useful in this case.

Sorry but colored usernames and "rank" images is 2000. Adding verification badges in its place would bring forums to the modern times. I think adopting a lot of things social media does would bring forums back to life. I see I wasted my time here, talk about a bunch of old farts afraid to embrace the new. You can ban me now.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by kinerity » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:51 pm

StaticKollector wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:41 pm
You can ban me now.
We don't ban for expressing your opinion of a subject.
StaticKollector wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:41 pm
I knew this would go south
How exactly did it go south? I merely pointed out a previous topic that you may or may not have seen. ;)
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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:07 pm

and as for my post. I am one of those old farts and proud of it. :lol:

however, as you said , if this is related to something that facebook or twitter has then my question is valid. you could have simply answered that it is something just like a rank etc. but uses a different name that you would like to incorporate into phpbb so that it would not die out.


without thinking to hard about it, you could edit the language file to change the word rank to Verification Badge and then create the badge as a special rank image and give those people a special rank etc.


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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by GanstaZ » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:16 pm

This is at least 3d-4th topic about verification. Verify with what? Even bank accounts can't verify who is currently behind the screen, same goes for fb or twitter or whatever. Maybe you can explain little more about your idea, so we could see a bigger picture of it.
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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by StaticKollector » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:15 am

Sorry for the rant but when people come off dismissive about features when forums are a dying thing, it's annoying. I shouldn't have to explain what verification is in 2018.
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This is at least 3d-4th topic about verification. Verify with what? Even bank accounts can't verify who is currently behind the screen, same goes for fb or twitter or whatever. Maybe you can explain little more about your idea, so we could see a bigger picture of it.
In my case I can, if a dev messages me from an official email I will know it's them. I am running a forum based on a popular game. 3rd-4th post regarding this feature sounds like some interest to me.

Either way, I was able to figure this out with a nice badge plugin as you can see below.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:12 am

sorry, where is this verification badge you are talking about. I don't see anything like that in the image you posted.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by StaticKollector » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:51 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:12 am
sorry, where is this verification badge you are talking about. I don't see anything like that in the image you posted.

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It's below my username, blue badge with a checkmark. When users hover over it, it says "verified" and when they click on the badge it tells them what the badge is used for. I am adding tons more badges to my forum tomorrow. Better than an ugly 2001 rank image.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by Dan Stylez » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:59 am

The blue badge is technically just a rank image but with a different name,
AFAIK phpBB doesn't have any rank images included so if you've seen any ugly 2001 rank images around then the admin of that forum must have liked them.
That tick looks pretty cool and stands out nicely.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by StaticKollector » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:52 am

Dan Stylez wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:59 am
The blue badge is technically just a rank image but with a different name,
AFAIK phpBB doesn't have any rank images included so if you've seen any ugly 2001 rank images around then the admin of that forum must have liked them.
That tick looks pretty cool and stands out nicely.
I get that for sure and technically they are. Thanks.

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Re: Verification Badge next to username?

Post by KevC » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:59 am

You could make a rank image from that exact tick icon. And then call the rank Verified. Job done.
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