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Mon 4 Feb 2019

Propose-a-badge-badge

JS
Jon Schull Public Seen by 249

As per discussion in last week's SPC meeting, I am proposing a badge and a process to encourage bottom-up development of new badges.

The Proposed-A-Badge Badge would be awarded to anyone who successfully advocates for the creation of a new badge. In this way the community can be encouraged to articulate and develop it's norms of laudatory behavior.

The process for advocating this new badge could be the same as the process for other Loomio proposals (Like this one): A discussion thread created, a proposal developed, and at least 15 Agree-votes constituting at least 80% of all votes (including Abstain).

If this proposal is approved, the Badge and the process would be put in place, and the bootstrapping of our badge-ocracy will be advanced.

(The system could evolve along lines laid out in the 2016 TEEEM Tools whitepaper from which the below image is taken, but that would be up to the community.)

Discuss Below

JS

Jon Schull started a proposal Mon 4 Feb 2019

Approve the Propose-a-Badge badge and process. Closed Tue 12 Feb 2019

Outcome
by Jon Schull Wed 13 Feb 2019

Proposal passed. I guess I get the first Propose a Badge Badge! Thanks everyone.

@bobrieger do you want to lead us through the review of existing badges?

As per discussion in last week's SPC meeting, I am proposing a badge and a process to encourage bottom-up development of new badges.

The Proposed-A-Badge Badge would be awarded to anyone who successfully advocates for the creation of a new badge. In this way the community can be encouraged to articulate and develop it's norms of laudatory behavior.

The process for advocating this new badge could be the same as the process for other Loomio proposals (Like this one): A discussion thread created, a proposal developed, and at least 15 Agree-votes constituting at least 80% of all votes (including Abstain).

If this proposal is approved, the Badge and the process would be put in place, and the bootstrapping of our badge-ocracy will be advanced.

Based on discussion, I am explicitly proposing that badge recommendations be approved (or rejected) using loomio processes and or usual criteria for passage.

(The system could evolve along lines laid out in the 2016 TEEEM Tools whitepaper from which the below image is taken, but that would be up to the community.)

Vote Below!

Agree - 20
Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
20 people have voted (15%)
M

Magi
Agree
Mon 4 Feb 2019

RV

Richard VanderMey
Agree
Mon 4 Feb 2019

B

Bodo
Agree
Mon 4 Feb 2019

BR

Bob Rieger
Agree
Mon 4 Feb 2019

I am in agreement with this PROVIDED in conjunction we undertake a serious effort to perform a triage on existing obsolete, unused, or no longer relevant badges.

MM

Michelle Massie
Agree
Tue 5 Feb 2019

JS

Jack Sutcliffe
Agree
Tue 5 Feb 2019

SM

Skip Meetze
Agree
Tue 5 Feb 2019

LG

Leland Green
Agree
Tue 5 Feb 2019

Just to clarify, you are saying that the badge must be advocated for and that it must also be created, correct?

When you said, "anyone who successfully advocates for the creation of a new badge", all that's really saying is when someone is good at advocating, correct? (Not that the badge is created.) :nerd:

Yes, it's a nitpicking point – but I saw it before the other nitpickers (who shall remain nameless – but you know who you are! :slight_smile: )!

ESL

Enable Sierra Leone
Agree
Tue 5 Feb 2019

P

Patrick
Agree
Wed 6 Feb 2019

It will allow the collection to grow as new achievements are to be celebrated that may have been overlooked in the past. In terms of graphic design, I can offer time for design if budget is a concern.

KB

Ken Bice
Agree
Wed 6 Feb 2019

Using this process opens badge creation to the whole community. It also relieves a burden from whoever defines new badges today.
Questions:
Once a badge is approved who creates the actual Badgr badge?
Are the new badges categorized with other like badges?
Who decides what category (if not obvious) and what the badge image will look like? (Harking back to the Saturday night workshop at Enablecon 2018)

BM

Barry Maxwell
Agree
Thu 7 Feb 2019

AG

Agi Gonda
Agree
Thu 7 Feb 2019

AT

Ashley Turner
Agree
Sat 9 Feb 2019

JP

Josh Pham
Agree
Mon 11 Feb 2019

SD

Sandra Dermisek
Agree
Tue 12 Feb 2019

NM

Nate Munro
Agree
Tue 12 Feb 2019

WM

Wayne Munslow
Agree
Tue 12 Feb 2019

E

ebubar
Agree
Tue 12 Feb 2019

JS

Jeremy Simon
Agree
Tue 12 Feb 2019

Agree with Bob Rieger's comment.

Someone will need to do the graphics for the new badges. Jen Owen has created all badge designs in the past. If there is still budget left in the money we approved for her graphic design work, maybe new badges could be created as part of that.

MM

Michelle Massie Mon 4 Feb 2019

Hi Jon....I was unable to attend last week's meeting and as a new person, I have no idea what a badge entails.

Can you explain the process and what you mean by "to encourage bottom-up development of new badges". How does a person earn a badge? How do you create a new badge?

I'm sure I will approve but I need to understand what I am approving. Thanks!

Michelle

JS

Jon Schull Mon 4 Feb 2019

Thanks for asking @michellemassie . A plethora of badges are available. Some are required for listing as a maker in EnableWebCentral, some to qualify as a chapter. Most just to encourage and celebrate laudable acheivements.

This is an effort to encourage the community to think about additional badges. (And I agree with @bobrieger that we should also cull unused badges.)

MM

Michelle Massie Tue 5 Feb 2019

Got it!

JS

Jon Schull Mon 11 Feb 2019

Yes @lelandgreen, successful advocacy means getting the badge approved! So I definitely won't deserve, or get, a Propose-a-badge Badge unless this proposal passes!

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

Challenge accepted.

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

What's your email Leland?

LG

Leland Green Mon 29 Apr 2019

Just saw this... I requested access to the Google Drive link below. (Sometimes I read my email late, like once every couple of days or so.)

I'm aboogieman (on) gmail.

LG

Leland Green Sun 28 Apr 2019

@jonschull, I love it, but it just hit me -- can we please have a better name for the badge than "proposed a badge"?

How about "Created a Badge", "Badge Creator" or "Badge Maker"??? :slight_smile: :thumbsup:

Or even "e-NABLE Badge Creator", or something?

Everyone? Doesn't that roll off the tongue better than "Proposed a Badge"?

🖖😎

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

@lelandgreen why you raining on Jon's parade? A badge proposal still has a process of red-tape I suppose. After, creator? Dammit Leland just may have loomied this.

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

Let's make badges right now.

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

@lelandgreen

LG

Leland Green Sun 28 Apr 2019

No disrespect intended! Only trying to help "jazz it up" the way they do when naming cars. We want all our badges to be "hot rods", to be more attractive to makers. That's all I was thinking.

A little naming help might... help? :thinking:

But maybe not. That's fine. :pray:

:nerd: :thumbsup:

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

I’m being legit.

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

Can this be a group badge? @jonschull like can we turn in a team proposal?

JS

Jon Schull Sun 28 Apr 2019

we don't have Teams (perhaps we should)
we do have Chapters and they get badges
So, I don't see why not....

DZ

Donna Zimmerman Sun 28 Apr 2019

I'm reading this at 6:30 am after a long week. "Propose a badge" is clear to this fuzzy morning brain. All the rest made me wonder what the badge was actually for. Please do keep the name easy to relate to what it is for. Leland had asked questions earlier about whether you just have to propose it or whether the badge has to be approved- perhaps a better descriptive name is out there- but please keep it simple!

P

Patrick Sun 28 Apr 2019

  1. Propose a Badge. 2. Created a Bade. 3. Challenged a Badge Creation?
LG

Leland Green Sun 28 Apr 2019

Jon recently replied to me about that, Donna. (Short answer is, "yes", it has to be accepted.)

JS

Jon Schull Sun 28 Apr 2019

To remove ambiguity, how about "Successfully championed a new badge" ?