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Achiev'ibles - 21/11/2012 Answered

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

Comments

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 years 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.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

7 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

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JM1999
JM1999

Reply 7 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)

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Moem
Moem

Reply 5 years ago

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

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robot bx-31
robot bx-31

Reply 5 years ago

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

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Moem
Moem

Reply 5 years ago

I've sent you one!

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SquirrelRae
SquirrelRae

7 years ago

Is this still running? May I please sign up?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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786Ayesha
786Ayesha

7 years ago

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

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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JM1999
JM1999

7 years ago

sounds cool!

Can I please join too?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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mazzmn
mazzmn

7 years ago

Me too please, thanks!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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ehudwill
ehudwill

7 years ago

I would like to sign up.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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hunter999
hunter999

7 years ago

Can I sign up please? :-)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 7 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!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

7 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!

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JM1999
JM1999

7 years ago

sounds cool!

Can I please join too?

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Attmos
Attmos

7 years ago

Sign me up.

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Siddharth Jain
Siddharth Jain

8 years ago

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....

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 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

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KGuy
KGuy

Reply 8 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)

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 8 years ago

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. :-)

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shizy25
shizy25

8 years ago

this sounds fun...please include me

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ChrysN
ChrysN

8 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.)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I'm already collecting that data, I just don't have patch artwork for it :)

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 8 years ago

Good idea ChrysN. Its on my list. :-)

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TheProcrastibaker
TheProcrastibaker

8 years ago

Would you sign me up please? This is an EXCELLENT idea!

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WWC
WWC

8 years ago

Sign me up please.

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Win Guy
Win Guy

8 years ago

I'm in! Unless I am already... Am I? *not sure if in or not in*

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You're already in.

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Win Guy
Win Guy

Reply 8 years ago

K, thanks.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Added you the other day :)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

You're already in.

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Computothought
Computothought

8 years ago

Maybe a miracle will happen and I will get the 250000 views patch.

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mofoya
mofoya

8 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!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I added you yesterday I think.

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mofoya
mofoya

Reply 8 years ago

ok, thank you! I wasn't sure.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

I've added you.