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Achiev'ibles - 12/08/2012 Answered

This forum topic shows who reached what patch milestones this week!

What is Achiev'ibles?
Achiev'ibles is an automated achievement system for Instructables by Jayefuu and Canucksgirl. It evolved from the old Total Views group. It uses a mix of Perl and PHP to record your Instructables profile stats each morning. We have a list of patches, these are automatically assigned each morning as and when you reach a milestone! Once a week we post a summary of who's achieved what so that you can congratulate/encourage friends.

How do I join?
Leave a comment below and I'll add you to the database. I can't currently automatically include members of the group.

Who achieved what this week? - Sunday 05/08/2012 - Sunday 12/08/2012

Total Views:
DoctorDv
mistyp

Subscribers:
emilyvanleemput
starshipminivan
ChrysN

Comments:
emilyvanleemput

News:
I'm still working on some new features. Canucksgirl has done patch artwork for several more stats and I'll hopefully be able to catch up on the programming to include these soon!

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DeandrasCrafts
DeandrasCrafts

8 years ago

Hi Jayefuu!
I'm not sure if the bugs got fixed for this but I am interested in joining this group. I had a good week with one of my instructables and I'm giggling with joy about it. I am hoping to get my second patch ever!
Thanks! Deandra =)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I've added you.

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Moem
Moem

Reply 8 years ago

I think that throwing in a 'please' wouldn't hurt here...

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mrElliot
mrElliot

8 years ago

can i do it please

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daisyalan
daisyalan

8 years ago

Can you add me please :)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Done!

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Tomdf
Tomdf

8 years ago

I would like my data added to your base please.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You're in :)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Added!

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annahowardshaw
annahowardshaw

8 years ago

hi - thanks for putting this together! I was on the old list, but do not see myself under the 'members' tab on the page. please add me if i'm not there already!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Yeh, the members page is broken on the group :( You are on the list from before :)

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jen7714
jen7714

8 years ago

Love this! (And long time no talk, Jayefuu). Sign me up!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You were on from Total Views.

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Grissini
Grissini

8 years ago

Sweet! I love Patches.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Added you.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

8 years ago

Just got my "comments" patch, awesome!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

2 more Instructables for the century :D

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

I'm working on it, trying to make it epic for when the numbers roll over.

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mg0930mg
mg0930mg

8 years ago

This is very cool! Could I be added please?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You're already on it, you were in the Total Views group :)

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bwrussell
bwrussell

8 years ago

Has there been any thought given to sending patches for previous levels to current group members? It would only need to be the last level obtained. I just passed several of the milestones in the week leading up to this post, as I'm sure others have, and it will be many months, or more, before I can climb to the next level and earn the next patch. Sort of like a baseline. If it is something that can be easily automated it would be neat.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Easy to do, but I decided against it because i thought people would get annoyed if I sent them each 6 patches, I'd send over 1200 :p

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Moem
Moem

Reply 8 years ago

Aw. I can promise you I would not be annoyed...

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monsterlego
monsterlego

8 years ago

Whar if i already achieved most of this?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Luckily, you haven't.

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monsterlego
monsterlego

Reply 8 years ago

my bad.

"some" of it

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rimar2000
rimar2000

8 years ago

I do not want to be a spoilsport, but as old as I am, I feel obliged to warn of the dangers I see in the procedure.

The amount of published instructables may be a good indicative number, but can also lead to some members start posting any nonsense so to reach higher scores. Such behavior will INEVITABLY lead to a degradation of the quality of instructables.com and a consequent loss of image, which can be IRREVERSBLE.

It took much effort for years to reach the current status, and it is imperative to care that.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I think you're right, I've been thinking about this quite a bit since I visited San Fran and the idea appeared while talking about stuff with someone (can't remember who now).

However, it's something I'm watching. If it gets out of hand, I can delete people from the list. Though I think that the benefits outweigh the potential negatives. As Moem said, hopefully people will in their minds give more weight to best answers and featured numbers than not. And the total views inspires people to try harder with outreach for their projects and picture and text quality. It's comments that I'm most worried about, though I really hope that it will inspire people to leave nice comments rather than spammy ones.

I think Following has the biggest potential to increase views. It would incite more people to follow others, which would have a double effect. 1) It'd make people feel good because it's awesome when someone subscribes to you. Hopefully this would lead to more quality published Instructables. 2) It'd increase the number of people coming back to the site frequently since they'd get an email each time someoen they subscribe to published. It would be a REALLY easy patch to get if people were interested in getting patches, which I quite like.

Rimar, I hope Google translates this well for you. But typing it all out was as much for my benefit as yours :) When I've finished the programming I'll write paragraph for each type of patch, it'd be interesting to think about the negative/positive impacts for them.

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BrittLiv
BrittLiv

Reply 8 years ago

How about just counting the featured ibles?

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rimar2000
rimar2000

Reply 8 years ago

It is a good alternative, but MY criterion, YOUR judgement and THEIR standard can be totally opposite. I prefer read daily ALL RECENT and select those I want, for more details.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I'll be doing that, I have a patch for it that Liisa made. But yes, we can always revert to just that if people spam.

Featured_Patch.jpg
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Moem
Moem

Reply 8 years ago

Maybe the more meaningful numbers could be highlighted more on the site?

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rimar2000
rimar2000

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks for your long answer, James. The problem could not exist if you (the staff) are alert about it.

Maybe I am a spoilsport sometimes, anyway. Think I am an old man!

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Moem
Moem

Reply 8 years ago

Personally I would never post nonsense-I'bles just to get a higher number, because it would lead to a lower percentage of featured Instructables. I find that number more meaningful than the total number of I'bles published because it gives some indication of quality.

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rimar2000
rimar2000

Reply 8 years ago

It happens that I read All Recent several times a day. I do not confide in the judgment of others to decide what is good for me.

Surely you have a good attitude, but there are people that yes and people that not.

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Moem
Moem

Reply 8 years ago

I don't doubt your experience. It's a shame that some of us value quantity over quality.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

I think this has already happened (at all levels of the site - though not due directly to this specific script, just to boost numbers).

Yo creo que ese ya ha occurido. :(

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rimar2000
rimar2000

Reply 8 years ago

Lira, maybe you are right. But the staff have managed well that, that is in sight. But this control must be permanent.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Luckily, as you know, through featuring, homepage, newsletters and search engines, bad content sinks and good content flies. There's a lot of rubbish around, but how often do you see it unless you're crawling through the recent feed. The good stuff gets picked up by blogs and the homepage and the bad stuff gets lost.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You are :)

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

8 years ago

Can you add me please? I'm not far short of 25,000.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Done :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

I just passed 900 followers...

0_o

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Only 100 to go until your next patch then :) Here's a graph so you can extrapolate....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, pretty!

(That's a surprisingly steady rise.)