COMMUNITY VOTE!! - Assigning Badges to Roles

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Fancy
#1
G'morning/afternoon/evening me lovies.

For the past week, BforB and I have been producing badges that will replace the titles and roles currently visible under our usernames in the move to XF. You can catch up on all that good stuff here.

For those all caught up, I ask that you kindly take the time to complete this quick survey in order to help sort and assign a badge to a specific role. Each question is required—no biggie, just pick a badge. :mon:

The roles you'll be helping to assign badges to are as follows:
  • Admin
  • Moderator
  • Site Contributor
  • Community Manager
  • Donator
  • Great Old One
  • Staff Emeritus

You'll also get a chance to vote which style of badge that you prefer at the very end of the survey. You'll also have the option to go back and change your vote at the end in case of instant regrets. :P

Please note that the badges appear bigger on the survey than they will in XF. Also note that all images appear on a neutral, grey badge because the images are the focus.

Thank you oodles in advance and GO VOTE NOW FOR GREAT JUSTICE, IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD, HERE, HERE'S THE LINK AGAIN, GO! GO! GO!

 
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X-SOLDIER

Harbinger O Great Justice
AKA
X
#2
Voted. That was harder than I expected it would be with all the friggin' cool designs. YOU'RE ALL DOING SUCH GREAT WORK, I CAN'T EVEN! I also kinda wanted to poast what went through my mind when voting as well.

  • Admin – ShinRa (Heads of the Corp)
  • Moderator – SOLDIER (The main troops with powah)
  • Site Contributor – Fenrir (Helping differently than the SOLDIER)
  • Community Manager – Meteor (Symbolically representative of the FFVII / TLS community)
  • Donator – Buster Sword (A recognizable & cool donation symbol)
  • Great Old One – Ultima Weapon (The result of completing all the poast sidequesting)
  • Staff Emeritus – Masamune (Former ShinRa & will never be just a memory)

:awesomonster:

I am looking forward to seeing how other people feel/sort out their opinions over which symbol corresponds to what, and finding out how it all shakes out in the end!





X :neo:
 
#3
lol, it's funny the way our different rationales for the same role affected our choices:

  • Admin - Ultima Weapon (most powerful)
  • Moderators - SOLDIER (same as you)
  • Site Contributor - Shinra ('rank-and-file' employees)
  • Community Manager - Jenova (Everyone influenced by her cells, Reunion, etc.)
  • Donator - Buster Sword (same as you)
  • Great Old One - Meteor (iconic, etc.)
  • Staff Emeritus - Cosmo Canyon (learned and wise)

Admittedly, I think your rationale for your Great Old One and Staff Emeritus choices are better than mine :monster:
 

Flare

Pro Adventurer
AKA
Flare
#4
Took me a while to go through these and decide! Really tough options here. :D Here's my thoughts on them.
I nixxed the Cosmo Canyon, Nail bat, and Masamune at the start, the former being an awesome design but I feel it fails at being a badge at a small size, while the latter two were just my least favorite designs overall (though something representative of Sephiroth might be a great idea anyways, I just think a feather might do better?)


  • Admin – Meteor. Was deciding between Meteor and Shinra logo, but felt that Meteor suited the role more (the color played a part here).
  • Moderator – Soldier logo. Turks might be better (idk, badge with a suit? :lol:) but Soldier brings to mind a group that could moderate situations?
  • Site Contributor – Shinra. Though I thought they could've been for Moderator as well, but then the Soldier logo doesn't fit Site Contributor...
  • Community Manager – Ultima. Tbh I wasn't very solid with this one though, felt like another logo would've been better but I thought said other logos were better elsewhere. :lol:
  • Donator – Fenrir. No big thinking behind this, Fenrir makes me think of a delivery service though so? :thinking:
  • Great Old One – Jenova, hands down. She's the closest to a great old one in FFVII. :D
  • Staff Emeritus – Buster Sword. Purely because Buster Sword makes me think of Zack (or Angeal if you like the compilation) and brings to mind a sort of... idk, legacy, you know?


Also I voted for B's style, I love the artsy-ness of Fancy's designs but I think the simplistic, modern look that B has fits XF better, and also is symbolic of the whole 'moving to a new forum' thing going on.
 
AKA
Fancy
#6
Thanks for the votes everyone! This coming Thursday Evening/Friday Morning, I'm going to run a second survey to get a majority (just 51%+) vote between the top two badges for each role (assuming there needs to be a vote). So far, the only badge/role match-up that has more than 50% of the community vote is 'Jenova' for 'Great Old One'. This way a badge that wins isn't winning with only, say, a quarter of the community support. We'll choose the best of the best.

YEAH, so keep your eyes peeled for that, please. :properhug: That should give us sufficient time to have the badges figured out in time for the XF move. Hype!
 

looneymoon

hedgehog pandacat
AKA
Rishi
#7
I just wanna say that the illustratitive buttons are great, but if you have multiple buttons it runs the risk of colours clashing.

/pro simple design thoughts
 

Channy

Bad Habit
AKA
Ruby Rose, Lucy
#8
Those are some seriously bitching badges man and a tough survey to take..

Admin - Masamune - because they can burn this place to the ground ala' Nibelheim style
Moderators - Ultima Weapon - because they're pretty powerful but not quite the top of the foot chain
Site Contributor - Buster Sword - because they know how to mosey
Community Manager - Shinra - think, lowly middle management employees
Donator - Meteor - iconic but not exclusive, the symbol which brought us all together
Great Old One - Jenova - because... well... come on
Staff Emeritus - Cosmo Canyon - because they died and so did Bugenhagen :(

And I had to go no preference on the icon template... it was really a tough decision that I couldn't make. The OCD in me prefers the clean, stylistic look of the hexagon white badges... but the colours and details on the round ones are just adorable.
 
AKA
Fancy
#12
~SNAPSHOT~

+ Flare :monster:

It's all chill bruh, I didn't read Channy's poast that way. 'Middle management' pretty much hits the nail on the head. :lol: I understand and appreciate your sentiments hunny bun, but I'm certain no harm was meant n shit. :awesomonster:



Anyway, ~31 votes later, I wanted to post a snapshot of the results and give folks an idea of what the second survey is going to look like this Thursday/Friday.


Yay, looks like we have two definites: Jenova for 'Great Old One' and badges in minimalist Style 1.

As you can see, some badges are going to be considered for more than one role. In a case where, say, BUSTER SWORD wins the majority vote for both 'Moderator' and 'Site Contributor', we'll take a closer look at the actual number of votes.

Picture this:

Though 'Site Contributor' technically has the greater percentage, physically, more people voted 'Moderator' to get the Buster Sword. So 'Moderator' gets it.

Yeh.

This is definitely just a report and not a thinly veiled attempt to bump this thread and assure that every active participant in the community is voting. :mon:

fucking vote
 
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Fangu

ignore me I'm drunk
#13
Righteo, I voted. Two things in specific:

  • I voted weapons purely for all titles related to managing the forums. I thought it was a nice way to separate distinct forum powers from other things. Worth mentioning here: The 'Emeritus' title is used for both forum and site staff, that's why I didn't vote for a weapon for this one.
  • I voted Site Contributor and Community Manager the same, as I see Community Manager a title similar to Site Director, Editor, Author, Creative Director, Technical Editor, Site Manager, Site Developer... etc all the other titles we've used over the years.

So what I voted was:


Admin – Ultima. Ultimate powers and shit.
Moderator – Buster Sword. Well recognized.
Site Contributor + Community Manager – Meteor. It's our logo and shit.
Donator – Shinra. As fancy put it, dolla dolla bling bling :D
Great Old One – Jenova, yep. She's about my age!
Staff Emeritus – Cosmo Canyon thingy. But could just as well be Fenrir or Soldier from my pov.

I like the plain style logos but I really enjoyed the coloured ones so that got my vote.
 

Channy

Bad Habit
AKA
Ruby Rose, Lucy
#15
+ Flare :monster:

It's all chill bruh, I didn't read Channy's poast that way. 'Middle management' pretty much hits the nail on the head. :lol: I understand and appreciate your sentiments hunny bun, but I'm certain no harm was meant n shit. :awesomonster:
Definitely not :monster: when I meant lowly, I was thinking within the actual Shinra HQ of it (in game) - the behind the scenes people who make the world/Midgar go round. Middle Management because.. well, they are :monster: Not quite the mods and admins but still enough authority that I wanna get spanked by Fancy if I step out of line :megusta:
 

BforB

Too Angry™
AKA
B
#16
+ Flare :monster:

It's all chill bruh, I didn't read Channy's poast that way. 'Middle management' pretty much hits the nail on the head. :lol: I understand and appreciate your sentiments hunny bun, but I'm certain no harm was meant n shit. :awesomonster:
Definitely not :monster: when I meant lowly, I was thinking within the actual Shinra HQ of it (in game) - the behind the scenes people who make the world/Midgar go round. Middle Management because.. well, they are :monster: Not quite the mods and admins but still enough authority that I wanna get spanked by Fancy if I step out of line :megusta:
Faaaair, sorry for making assumptions, hun :lol:
 

SeaDragon

Pro Adventurer
AKA
Sjödraken
#19
Voted! it was quite difficult.

  • Admin - Ultima (complete and powerful)
  • Moderator - Nail Bat (undecided between this and the masamune but come on :monster:)
  • Site Contributor - ShinRa (employees, corporation..)
  • Community Manager - Buster Sword (I reconnect it to the perseverance and energy of Zack so...)
  • Donator - Meteor (recognizable and important)
  • Great Old One - Jenova (easy)
  • Staff Emeritus - Cosmo Canyon (old, peaceful and wise)
I have no preferences for style. Style 2 are very nice, colorful and well made but I have a weakness for the minimalist (Style 1). In short, I like both.
 
AKA
Fancy
#21
An Announcement

ATTN: Closing this thread and survey.
Look out for a new one in the next 24 hours.

Shout out to B who’s worked tirelessly on the minimalist rendition on these badges. I’m floored by her work and excited for everyone to see what she’s whipped up for the community. You’ll not only see these renditions in the next surveh, but you’ll have the chance to help decide which versions of said renditions we’re going to keep. She’s a gem, y’all!

See you soon.
 
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