Badge issues clarified.

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Ok folks, I know the last few days have seen a small, but troubling badge issue, the fact that Eric has been retiring badges from the site. This means that those badges and the points affiliated with them have also been removed and no one will ever be able to receive these badges again. The original intent was to clean up the badges, since most of the badges he was retiring were "timed" event badges and no longer obtainable anyway. The unfortunate side effect to this was that those retired "timed" event badges points were also taken from those who had them.

The next issue that popped up was about three badges in particular:


In the Drivers Seat
Was for winning the monthly challenge hosted by chaotikilla (former staff member)

This badge is now known as the the "Challenge, What Challenge?" badge and has replaced the "In the Drivers Seat" badge for those who had already won it. The "In the Drivers Seat" badge will no longer appear on the site, but nothing has been lost to anyone except a description and graphic.


Zombified
Was for winning an event hosted by Zombie in PJs (former staff member)

This badge is also been repurposed and is now called the "For the Win" badge and again, has replaced the "Zombified" badge for those previous winners. The graphic will be updated if it has not already. This badge is used for winning the bigger or more complex type of events not the monthly gamerscore challenge, but for events that are well thought out and executed. Whether these events are hosted by the GTN team or by a trusted GTN community member. Example: There is pilot program in place right now, using pTarTX's http://www.gamertagnation.com/gaming...ge-2015-a.html and porschephiliac's http://www.gamertagnation.com/genera...cycle-2-a.html. More on this program elsewhere and there will be more chances to win this hard to get badge coming soon.



Forza Tournament Participant
Was/is the Official GTN Community Event: Participate in the Forza 5 Drag Race Tournament honoring Paul Walker.

The only change made to this badge will be the removal of the number 5, thus giving a bigger venue to obtain this badge. This badge will remain active and is now an annual event. More on this later too.


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Thanks for the update. It also doesn't seem fair to lose a badge and the points if you did earn them for badges that are not being re-purposed or updated.
Thanks for the update. It also doesn't seem fair to lose a badge and the points if you did earn them for badges that are not being re-purposed or updated.
Originally Posted by MarvzMitts
Agreed7890
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Thanks for the update. It also doesn't seem fair to lose a badge and the points if you did earn them for badges that are not being re-purposed or updated.
Originally Posted by MarvzMitts
Yes, agreed as well. Thanks for the hard work, staff!

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