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I recently got a call from an admin/mod on this site to ask me to support DW by posting inward links from my blog/website (combating the Farmer). I didn't mind in the slightest, so went to it and posted the link to my member certificate and a few more at some good articles on DW.

When I looked at my member certificate image on the blog, it gave the blasted 'rep' rating. Mine's rubbish (#84 at the time of posting), all my other ratings are (#11 to #31). I feel like a twlsyn at number #84, and truth be known, if it wasn't for a mod giving my a one-off slap on the back, I would have slipped off the end of the top 100! Is there a way to post a link to your profile, using any of the other stats or even a clean (no rating) image?

Note, I don't take ratings seriously (especially on DW), but if I'm going to post my cert. on my private blog, I don't want it to look like crap.

I seem to remember a while ago there were a selection of certs that you could choose. When did it disappear. During the Purple Wars?

happygeek commented: have some much deserved rep from me +0

It seems to me i'm a little out of date... I don't recall the multiple badges to select from, neither the "purple wars"... Could someone explain plox? :P

Note, I don't take ratings seriously (especially on DW)

I think you do. Go on admit it, you'll feel better about yourself.:)

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> I think you do. Go on admit it, you'll feel better about yourself.

Hahaha. No, seriously, on-site, I don't worry, but when I post stuff to my personal world, I don't want to look like a mook.

Purple Wars is my term for the redesign, when the sick-parrot yellow was replaced by this girly purple nonsense.

Lol... Thought it was a more complex concept... I do recall the yellow design. (Actually tried to copy it once, I admit).

In accordance to the subject, why were the user badges removed from the certificates?. Why not show in them who is "special" in DW?

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> have some much deserved rep from me - happygeek

Nice one HG. Unfortunately, as this is a community forum, it doesn't make any difference to my rep. Ha, ha, ha. Appreciate it anyway. BTW, I'm not plugging for reps - unlike some disreputable contributors on DW (not looking at anyone in particular AR! :)).

commented: Some back for you!!! :) +0

@ardav
I think you are great and i tell everyone all the time (at DW and everywhere else).

For those of you who have access to area 51, here's another thread about this. For those of you who don't have access: click :D

on-site, I don't worry, but when I post stuff to my personal world, I don't want to look like a mook

Thats how I felt, hence my post in Area 51. I did not want the entire DW to see me begging for rep. It never bothered me until I linked back to it, All of a sudden I'm not as impressive as I said I am, ouch.;)

I'm not plugging for reps - unlike some disreputable contributors on DW (not looking at anyone in particular AR

Yeah, yeah, you obviously saw my thread, being disreputable and all.:)

For those of you who don't have access: click

Now thats what I call direct marketing, nice Nick.:)

>> I seem to remember a while ago there were a selection of certs that you could choose.

Still are. See attachment. You have a variety of options. I suggest picking one that looks really good to the outside world like the number of Solved Posts and leaves all the less impressive stuff like reputation and number of down-voted posts off. 480 solved threads looks damned impressive and the vast majority of people aren't going to do the research and find out that 475 of them are simply you posting "Me too" after someone else gave the answer.

commented: Thanks Vernon. +0
commented: Nice +0

Hey folks check it out!!! Dani took in our suggestions and now you can choose a custom member certificate...

I think she's still ironing out a few details but it is pretty much enabled now. Go to your profile page and see :)

Vernon caught that screenshot while I was in the middle of updating the page. You can now use radio buttons to select which one you want to go with.

commented: Where's my feature? ;) j/k Nice job +0
commented: That's spectacular - nice one Dani. +0
commented: That is why we all bow to the queen! +0
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@VD: that's more like it!

@Dani: That's a brilliant piece of work. Thanks. :)

Just out of curiosity, was it always available, sort of hidden away somewhere or did this just make a reappearance?

@Dani:
great job.

I can only imagine how fast you cooked it. :D

> Just out of curiosity, was it always available, sort of hidden away somewhere or did this just make a reappearance?
This just made a reappearance, believe it or not. Eyal can attest to how crazy I was coding.

commented: Thanks... +0

Thanks Dani, I will mark mine in A51 as solved.

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Great, I don't look like such a mook now! Well, appearances can be deceiving I suppose.

That was some quick work Dani, kudos.

commented: No, you're still a mook, whatever that is. Must be someone that lives on the wrong side of Bala Cynwd. +0

Great, I don't look like such a mook now!

Arghuh, for sure... :)

So how many of you guys are using it? :)

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