Introducing our new Badges!

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2011-05-30 22:24:00 -0500
Started 2011-01-31 08:48:04 -0600

We're excited to let you know about our fun new way to recognize the members who help make this a great community. It's Badges!

You can earn them for all kinds of different activities on the site. Contributing recipes, replying to discussions, giving a "Like" vote to good posts, sharing news, and much more.

Here's a link to where you can learn more about the badges you can earn:

You can also visit your profile page and see the new tab called "Badges & Points" to see which badges you've already earned.

You can post any questions here about badges and I'll do my best to answer them.

Have fun and enjoy this great new feature.

30 replies

Tigereyze209 2011-05-30 22:24:00 -0500 Report

I am truly surprised every time "earn" a new one. And often, it is for just doing what one would normally do anyway, even if there were none to get.
Still, it gives me the warm fuzzy just to know that what one does here DOES matter.

MoeGig 2011-05-30 20:33:08 -0500 Report

You guys do a great job with this web site. Badges, discussion groups, activity…are you going public soon with an IPO; or, is some big company going to acquire DC? Can I (we) buy private shares in the company before you do? That would be the ultimate badge!!! DC stock… :>) Hire me to help you out…been there; done that. Will work for stock, no cash required.

Tigereyze209 2011-05-30 22:20:04 -0500 Report

Uhh.. if you pay attention, Alliance Health owns this site and several others.. Not sure if it is publicly traded or not, but they are already pretty big. And based on their support for sites like this, my impression is that they care about the welfare of their clients.

Roseneri 2011-02-07 15:54:28 -0600 Report

I like this idea! Kind of rewards you just for doing something we like… chatting. You never know who you might help by some of the things you say in a chat!

Nonna2Three 2011-02-06 14:54:39 -0600 Report

John, when do badges update? I should have some new ones that aren't showing up, such as "Star" for 5 visits (actually 6) this month; "Friendster" for making 5 friends; "You've got mail" for receiving not 1 but 2 inbox messages; "Shutterbug" for uploading a photo and "Photographer" for uploading 5 more photos.

I feel so sad with just my 3 little badges I currently have and I really want more. Please?

John Crowley
John Crowley 2011-02-07 10:47:35 -0600 Report

I will check on that right away. It should update whenever you login.

Thanks for the feedback.


MewElla 2011-02-07 11:14:17 -0600 Report

John, the same for med…my badges have not updated at all since the initial time they went on the site. Plse ck for me, too…Thanks, much.

estheratarah 2011-02-02 23:50:34 -0600 Report

I like the badges…now it would be cool to have like a contest and whoever got the most badges in a month would win a prize. Thats an idea.

bobec4 2011-02-01 08:33:17 -0600 Report

I like the badges. It just adds another little something to the site to keep it interesting.

vgarrison 2011-01-31 16:43:54 -0600 Report

Awsome job again to John and everyone else that is so dedicated to making this site what it is…a fun place to go and learn about this oh so wonderful disease that draws us all together!!!!

GabbyPA 2011-02-01 08:05:05 -0600 Report

Do I detect a little sarcasm there? LOL Without diabetes, I would not know a lot of you wonderful people. Too bad something like the million dollar winner corner couldn't have brought us together.

vgarrison 2011-02-03 13:04:47 -0600 Report

Sarcasm?? What is sarcasm?? LOL…agreed with knowing so many wonderful people thru this site though!!

jeffrey9127 2011-01-31 12:03:34 -0600 Report

The Badges are great! I like how they are illustrated and titled. Someone had a great idea when they came up with this!

GabbyPA 2011-01-31 12:02:59 -0600 Report

I opened up my profile today and was greeted with the colorful badges! This is really neat and I like that they encourage us to explore the site and participate in all aspects of it. Thanks guys, it's GREAT!

CaliKo 2011-01-31 10:40:55 -0600 Report

Does this make up for the fact that I was only a girl scout during those 3 months they had a horse-back riding session? Maybe that's why I'm not hooked on those cookies… the badges are fun, John.

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