Update: 27th October 2011 Once again thought it was a good idea to bring this back up as we have a lot of new people visiting the site who email asking me what this all is :)
We have over 2500 users using the badgeville system now and we hope to roll out some more show specific badges soon, along with hopefully a cool personal notification system. Stay tuned for that.
Remember, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting me direct or by leaving a comment below.
Remember, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting me.
Update: 28th July Fringe Badges have been added.
Update: 26th July Just a little update. If you perform the actions with on a Post which has a single show label and one of the other generic labels eg Polls you will also get rewarded. Currently the other labels that are supported are Polls, Comic-Con and SpoilerTV Article
Update: 26th July We're pleased to announced the first of our planned Show Badges for SpoilerTV. The first show that we're providing Badges for is Supernatural, the winner of the recent Best TV Show competition. We'll be doing other shows in the order of their popularity within that competition.
Basically every time you Comment, Tweet, Facebook Like, Google+1 a post you will get a point for the show that is listed in the Label for a post
A big thanks to Adam for the Badges and for organising the level/badge order. Thanks to b3rt4 and thespoilergirl for helping me test the system.
Note: Posts with multiple shows in the labels will not count towards your shows badges. ie only posts with a Single show label for the shows that currently have badges will be counted.
Look out for other Show badges coming soon.
We hope you like this new addition. Please let us know if you have any questions or if there are any bugs etc.
Update: 18th July Hey all, since we stated the rewards/badges here at SpoilerTV and on the Movies section, one of the biggest issues that we've faced is that the system would log you off after a couple of hours and you'd have to remember to log in again.
Well we're please to announce that we believe we've fixed the issue and the system should keep you logged in for 1 Year, providing you don't delete your cookies.
At the top of the right hand sidebar you will see a Connect with Twitter. Click on this and authenticate. If you now refresh the page the button should no longer be displayed. Once you have done this you should now be logged into the system permanently.
Note 1: You must have cookies enabled for this to work.
Note 2: This will be added to the Movies section later tonight.
If you have any problems/questions please leave them in the comments below.
Update: 18th July We've just added a new set of Movie Related badges for the Movies section. You get points for this badge by Commenting, Liking, +1'ing, Tweeting and just visiting the Movie section.
A big thanks to Adam for the badges and reward text.
Update: 13th July We've just added a new Reward/Level type to the system. It's called Trendsetter. You get points when you are first to do something eg your the first to leave a comment, like a post etc. Currently you're only awarded for the first Comments. We'll be adding detection for first Like, first Tweet, first to vote in a poll and first to Google+1 shortly.
NOTE: People just posting comments like "First!" to get points will have their comment deleted. Repeated violations will get you banned from the party :) Also anyone tweeting out, facebook liking, Google+1ing etc of old content just to earn points will be banned as well.
Play fair, it's more fun that way
Also, as you may have seen we've move the Login Status/Profile Points widget to the top floating menu now which should make it easier for you to see when your logged in etc.
Update: 5th July We're pleased to announce that you will also get points when you comment, liked, tweet etc on our Movies Section. The points you get there will be added to your overall points etc.
Update: 4th July We added a new set of badges that can be earned. These are the Social Guru badges. You earned these when you have performed a certain number of Tweets and Facebook Likes and Google +1's. The badge icons will be replaced with our own ones shortly. For now we're using some generic ones.
We also hope to have another set of awards/badges shortly called "Trendsetters". These are points/badges given out when you are the first person to perform an activity on an article. eg you're the first person to leave a Comment or Facebook like a post etc.
We've also made some backend changes to hopefully make the site load a little quicker.
Update: 1st July We've now updated the screenshots below to match the new version
Update: 30th June We've just rolled out a new version that should help fix a number of the issues as well as being a bit quicker. You'll also notice that the screenshots below no longer match entirely the system but they are fairly close. I'll let you discover the new features and I'll update the images tomorrow or whenever I get some time :)
Update: 29th June Thanks for all the great feedback that you sent through yesterday. Here are some updates for you.
1) The Recent Comments widget should now be back
2) We've reduced the time needed to wait between events so that they get captured
3) We've reduced the size of the scrolling activities widget
4) We're looking into the bug that forces you to log back into the system
5) Remember the best way to earn more points is via Facebook Like.
We're pleased to announce an exciting new feature to SpoilerTV. As we mentioned recently we're doing away with the Monthly Commentator rewards and replacing them with this new feature.
The SpoilerTV Rewards and Loyalty System
Basically in the past we were only able to provide the monthly draw for people who made it into our top 10 commentators list. This was not fair for other users who help SpoilerTV in a number of other ways, eg ReTweeting our content, visiting the site, Facebook Liking, Voting on Polls, Clicking the Google+1 button etc.
So we're pleased to announce the new system
Basically whenever you preform one of these actions, you'll be rewarded with points.
As you can see above each activity gives you a different set of points. As you get more points you get more badges.
Also you get badges for completing so many actions of a type. Lets say your a regular commentator on the site. Every time you make a comment you get some points. You get Comment Badges as you make so many comments. eg
Level 1 - 5 Comments
Level 2 - 10 Comments
Level 3 - 20 Comments
When you unlock a new badge/level you'll see a notification popup to inform you of your award.
As you can see we've added some new widgets to the sidebar.
These allow you to see the top users for the week, month and all time and you can track your progress here.
Each month we'll take the top 10 people from the Monthly list and they will be entered into the prize draw for a free DVD Boxset of their choice.
You can track your progress by hovering your mouse over the header widget
The other widget that you'll see is that of the Activity Stream. This shows you all the recent badges/levels etc for all users across the site.
If you find the scrolling distracting you can simply click on the Pause link at the bottom of the widget.
Using the System
When you first start you'll see the Signup/Sign In links.
Click the link and connect with your Twitter account. (We hope to support Facebook accounts soon) If you don't have a Twitter Account you can create one very quickly for the purposes of this system. It's simply used to log you in and track your progress
And that's it. Once connected any activity like commenting, voting on a poll, visiting the site, Facebook Liking, Using the Tweet button,clicking the Google +1 Button will all give you points.
You can click on My Rewards link to see all the badges/awards etc that you currently have as well as seeing how many points you need to get to the next level.
Clicking on the View Profile Button will give you more details
Changing your Settings
The settings page allows you to upload your Avatar/Photo that you want to be seen as.
You can also turn off/on a variety of Notifications.
NOTES and KNOWN ISSUES
1) You are only rewarded if you are logged in. Make sure it shows you as logged in at the top right sidebar.
2) Anyone found spamming the comments or trying to game the system just to get more points will be banned.
3) This system will have some bugs/glitches/odd behaviours so please bare with us during the early days and report them in the comments below.
4) We hope to have rewards also for playing videos on the site shortly along with some other activities.
5) Only activities performed on the site currently count. eg Comments via email don't count along with ReTweeting via external clients.
6) The system currently logs you out after about an hour or so if you've not been on the site. We hope to extend this later. So make sure you Sign back in when you revisit the site.
7) We'll be add some new badges/rewards shortly.
If you have any comments/issues/bugs please leave a comment below.
We hope you enjoy this fun new addition to the site and we hope it brings more interaction with our readers etc. So get started, sign in and start interacting and getting points!