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Achiev'ibles - 21/11/2012

I've been pretty busy recently, hence no updates. The script's still been ticking along automatically recording stats, until this week when it broke due to a bug in Instructables. Canucksgirl's helped me work around that and now it's fixed I thought I'd post an update.

For those that don't know, Achiev'ibles is an automatic patch giving effort. Sign up by commenting below and then every day your stats will be automatically collected. When you reach key milestones in total views, Instructables, comments, followers, following and more, you'll be rewarded with a patch to show your achievement.

Some fun facts:
- We now have 282 members
- This is my 100th forum topic! Yay!
- I improved the code to generate the below table of patches, it's now dead easy to get. If someone reminds/nags me every two weeks, I promise to post an update. Or I can let them know how to generate the table themselves and they can post the forum topic.

Here are the patches that have been automatically awarded in the last two week period, 07/11/2012 - 21/11/2012.

bricabracwizard
Tomdf
zack247
Rob+O
DoctorDv
patriots8888
qazwsx755
drknotter
Re-design
thermoelectric
dark+sponge
Samuel+Bernier
bajablue

Subscribers:
iproberry1
kelseymh
frenzy

Comments:
coolbeansbaby68
bricabracwizard
poofrabbit
rimar2000

Following:
poofrabbit
poofrabbit

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Kiteman7 months ago

A version of this idea has been added to the site - if you hover your cursor over the small icons to the left of people's avatars in the comments, you will see medals that have been awarded.

No need to join anything, no need for patches, the medals are automatic.

Jayefuu (author) 2 years ago

To everyone asking to sign up, I'm sorry but I don't have the time or will to maintain this anymore. The code is available if someone competent wants to take over running it, it's mostly automated and only takes a few minutes a day when working properly. You'd need experience in Perl, MySQL and PHP.

Alternatively, email service@instructables.com and petition them to include automated achievement patches in the website functionality. Then everyone would benefit from it rather than the 2-300 members that have signed up here.

Thanks,

James

JM1999 Jayefuu2 years ago

How would we start a petition?

would you be interested to join the petition too?

You should PM all 2-300 members and ask them to send the email too and mabye it will be an added feature!

I noticed this on other people's profiles and then I "inspectected element" and saw the achievements section as "hidden" and when I removed that it appeared on my page! (until I refreshed it)

robot bx-317 months ago

how do you join?

Moem robot bx-317 months ago

You don't. It's not running anymore.

robot bx-31 Moem7 months ago

i just wanted to get a patch :(too bad)

Moem robot bx-317 months ago

I've sent you one!

robot bx-31 Moem7 months ago

i saw it. (batman!)

robot bx-31 Moem7 months ago

oh.

SquirrelRae2 years ago

Is this still running? May I please sign up?

Jayefuu (author)  SquirrelRae2 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

786Ayesha2 years ago

Am I too late? Just saw this.Sign me up please........................

Jayefuu (author)  786Ayesha2 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

JM19992 years ago

sounds cool!

Can I please join too?

Jayefuu (author)  JM19992 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

mazzmn2 years ago

Me too please, thanks!

Jayefuu (author)  mazzmn2 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

ehudwill2 years ago

I would like to sign up.

Jayefuu (author)  ehudwill2 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

hunter9992 years ago

Can I sign up please? :-)

Jayefuu (author)  hunter9992 years ago

Sorry I'm not currently running this anymore. You can email
service@instructables.com and petition them to include it as a website
feature though!

JM19992 years ago

sounds cool!

Can I please join too?

Attmos2 years ago
Sign me up.
This is a very cool idea.
So is the old patch list still used to hand out patches???....I guess  I've passed the 5k views mark, 5 best answers and some more....
Jayefuu (author)  Siddharth Jain3 years ago
If you passed those milestones before you joined the group, you won't get the patches. Your next ones are at 5 Instructables, 10K total views, 10 best answers, 100 comments etc.

James
KGuy Jayefuu3 years ago
I would love to join! One question though..............what happens if you had already passed a milestone before signing up? (as you had said, 10k views)
You can earn Achiev'ibles patches for milestones you reach AFTER you join. Any milestones you reach before joining do not count. Its an opt-in benefit. :-)
Ah!..now I got it!..
shizy253 years ago
this sounds fun...please include me
ChrysN3 years ago
Now that we can see how many times an instructable has been favourited could that be another achievement category or would it be too hard to extract that data? (Sorry, I don't want to create more work for you. You are doing an awesome job already.)
Jayefuu (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
I'm already collecting that data, I just don't have patch artwork for it :)
Good idea ChrysN. Its on my list. :-)
Would you sign me up please? This is an EXCELLENT idea!
WWC3 years ago
Sign me up please.
Win Guy3 years ago
I'm in! Unless I am already... Am I? *not sure if in or not in*
Jayefuu (author)  Win Guy3 years ago
You're already in.
Win Guy Jayefuu3 years ago
K, thanks.
Please sign me up too!!... :)
Jayefuu (author)  Siddharth Jain3 years ago
Added you the other day :)
Oh! Thanks!... :))
Sign me up!
Jayefuu (author)  JamesRPatrick3 years ago
You're already in.
Maybe a miracle will happen and I will get the 250000 views patch.
mofoya3 years ago
Sign me up too please. I requested a sign up before, but i'm not sure if it was in the right place. Thanks!
Jayefuu (author)  mofoya3 years ago
I added you yesterday I think.
mofoya Jayefuu3 years ago
ok, thank you! I wasn't sure.
I want in!
... Please!
Jayefuu (author)  mpilchfamily3 years ago
I've added you.
Sign me up, please!!!
Jayefuu (author)  Greasetattoo3 years ago
Done.
Hook me up!! Thanks!
Jayefuu (author)  I_am_Canadian3 years ago
Done.