Announcing New V-Features: Updated Posting Badges

Announcing New V-Features: Updated Posting Badges

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We’ve been busy working away at some more features that will hopefully continue to strengthen the community here at Velominati. This is just a small release, centered on the community.

First, we’ve introduced a new badge for community members who have contributed one or more Guest Articles; they’ll be posting with the same v-emblem that notates the closing of an article.

The second is a bit of an experiment, but here’s the idea: Since Velominati is more about the community than the Articles; over the past year we’ve noticed that some members have a tendency to consistently contribute in an intangible but significant way. While everyone here is important and appreciated, we felt it would be nice to honor those who set themselves apart for their role in the community.

Starting next Sunday, the Keepers will select a member whom we feel deserves some recognition. Nominations will of course be accepted, so send them here; you may also nominate someone in-line in response to their post with the usual +1, but it’s always possible we might miss it. Penalty points for nominating yourself, but it won’t necessarily exclude you. We’ll be posting the nominee on the Keepers page, and they will post for the following week with a super-secret, yet-to-be-revealed badge. We’ll see how often we switch this up, but we’ll start with targeting a weekly nomination, every Sunday. Anyone qualifies, and anyone can be nominated multiple times. It doesn’t hurt to ingratiate yourself; send donations and cookies to the Frank Fairness Fund.  If this turns out to be polarizing and not community-building, we’ll roll it back. And prescribe a lengthy mediation on Rule #5.

 

// General

  1. I nominate Steampunk, for this.

    How’s it coming, Steamy?

  2. Oli merits a badge.

  3. In the interest of not embarrassing the good gentleman I was going to email in my nomination for Mr. Oli Brooke-White, but it’s too late for that so I’ll just second the other nominations for him.

  4. Ok ok failing Adrian there can only be three options – JiPM, Cyclops or me. Why? Because we ride Look 595s. And I win on countback because I also have a steel Baum to give me Indy street cred.

    And this would also make for some nice symmetry as it would mean Oli comes second. And as you all should know – world order is only restored when Kiwis finish blow Aussies.

    And the rest of you are a bunch of pussies for not nominating yourselves.

  5. @Marcus

    Wait a darn second, Jeff has a LOOK?

  6. Sorry that should be “Kiwis finish below Aussies”. Goddamn iPhone auto-correct.

  7. @Marcus
    I thought that was intentional, you should have run with it, mate.

  8. I wore my Sacred Garments(tm) to this nomination convention.

  9. Marcus :
    Vote 1 Adrian
    On an “impact per post” basis he is the only option,

    I’m thinking between his photos of recon rides in the alps & the Dauphine videos above @Alpin might steal that impact per post title. The man has gold in every post.

  10. mcsqueak:
    @Marcus
    Wait a darn second, Jeff has a LOOK?

    A little late on the uptake eh? dont worry it’s something we can aspire to.

  11. @eightzero
    SUPER photo! Way to bring the “V” to altitude!!!

  12. paolo :
    Bages ?? We don’t need no stinking badges!!
    ;-)

    Best comment on the site in the last week. Well played!

  13. re: best rookie hair – George, without a doubt.

    re: badges – cool idea. First recipient of the super secret sacred badge: Oli or Adrian.

    @eightzero – yes!

  14. Badges, we ain’t got no badges. We don’t need to show you no stinkin’ badges. Unless they’re nice shiny ones!

  15. Marcus:

    And the rest of you are a bunch of pussies for not nominating yourselves.

    Didn’t see you nominate yourself to podium at the Giro sunshine. Get off my wagon.

    As to the Kiwis blow Aussies comment…

    you’d do what to the little fella?

  16. @eightzero
    In Sacre Garnment and in good company!

  17. I have a LOOK as well, but I ain’t sharin’ it here because:
    a) I still haven’t sorted out my spacers & don’t want any Rule violation photos of my bikes
    b) It ain’t no 595…have yet to find the cash for that frameset but hey, I’ve always wanted a LOOK so I can’t be too sad!

  18. @Buck Rogers
    you smacked it!! pure class

  19. And yeah, lads, Jeff has a LOOK 595. Check out his write-up, it’s sweet as!

  20. Badges are like stickers. Only worser.

  21. @minion
    wtf are you on about re: the Giro podium champ?

    But thanks for the really stirring photo of your national mascot, a flightless bird. Don’t you wish you guys had kangaroos too?

  22. @Marcus
    That’s why I nominated you.

  23. @Steampunk
    I mean YOU

  24. Do we have a jersey for the Follower who repeatedly makes posts so long that they could be a separate article? We might need to have one of those, just sayin’…

    The Long-Winded Jersey?

  25. @Ron
    No, but I was thinking about adding one for pulling a Ron, except I don’t have a picture of you.

  26. Ah ha ha. That’s pretty funny. I have to pick up a V-jersey before a submit a pic!

    Anyway, I thought it was a pulling an Oli jersey these days?

  27. No, because doing an Oli is only a mild form of Ronning – it’s not worthy of a title.

  28. sgt:
    I nominate Steampunk, for this.
    How’s it coming, Steamy?

    Thanks for asking. The weather this spring has been terrible. Cold late and then very, very wet. It’s also been a killer at work. And I’ve been suffering from a bit of an inflamed hip, which is making riding uncomfortable. (I’m telling myself to Rule V it as I write this). All this to say I’m a little off my targeted pace, but should clear 1000km this week. And my sabbatical (year leave) kicks in on July 1.

    Thanks to the folks here who contacted me off-site and were added to my list of sponsors. I’ve been asked to put together some stuff on families commuting by bike (my kids ride to school) for a health and transportation fair the city of Hamilton is putting on next week, and was encouraged to bring some stuff on Bikes to Rwanda; hopefully, I’ll be able to recruit some more sponsors””more of them adds value to every kilometer I ride.

  29. Marcus :
    Ok ok failing Adrian there can only be three options – JiPM, Cyclops or me. Why? Because we ride Look 595s. And I win on countback because I also have a steel Baum to give me Indy street cred.
    And this would also make for some nice symmetry as it would mean Oli comes second. And as you all should know – world order is only restored when Kiwis finish blow Aussies.
    And the rest of you are a bunch of pussies for not nominating yourselves.

    I nominated myself to get onto the podium of the Giro in the final week after Contador spanked the rest of em like crying babies. Figured I had about as much chance of getting there as the rest of my VSP picks.

  30. Marcus :
    But thanks for the really stirring photo of your national mascot, a flightless bird. Don’t you wish you guys had kangaroos too?

    It’s not only our national mascot: it’s the logo for our air force as well.

  31. Hey! I got a badge! Steampunk doesn’t have a badge.

  32. @Jeff in PetroMetro
    Steampunk has a YJA!

  33. Steampunk :
    @Jeff in PetroMetroSteampunk has a YJA!

    Point: Steampunk.

    JiPM’s serve.

  34. @Buck Rogers
    What’s with the tennis reference? I gave him a quick, dismissive glance and ran him off my wheel…

  35. @Steampunk
    That YJA is giving you the strength of ten men, obviously.

  36. @Nate
    Nope. I’ve always had the strength of ten men. The YJA just makes me stand out a little more (obviously).

  37. I think the winner should be tattooed with the V logo. Like they do with the mountain bike single speed champion…

  38. Steampunk is resting on his laurels. That YJA is SO LAST YEAR. (I’m not jealous or anything.)

    Keepers:

    Can y’all give pedale.forchetta and Alpin some special badge for being our photographic journalists extraordinaire? Seriously! These guys are waaaayyy better than anything over at Cyclingnews or Pez or VN. Dare I say, they are Rouleur worthy? Mais bien sur.

  39. @Jeff in PetroMetro
    If you follow the VSP, you’ll notice that I’ve been building for the past month or so and my results have been steadily improving. I’ll be peaking in three weeks.

  40. Jeff in PetroMetro :
    Keepers:
    Can y’all give pedale.forchetta and Alpin some special badge for being our photographic journalists extraordinaire? Seriously! These guys are waaaayyy better than anything over at Cyclingnews or Pez or VN. Dare I say, they are Rouleur worthy? Mais bien sur.

    e naturalmente

  41. @Jeff in PetroMetro

    @G’phant

    Hello guys!
    First, thank you.
    It’s really rewarding for me to receive such cool praises.
    I found this site by chance but I’ve kept reading and writing on it because is a great place, with lot of people like me, people who love ride a bike (better if ‘in style’ eheh).
    I do really like to take photos, I do since I was a child with a beautiful kodak instamatic, it’s another way for me to connect and express my interest in people, but I think that the ‘v badge’ of the writers is enough for me, but yeah, it’s sure that the next Giro di Lombardia…

  42. @Jeff in PetroMetro

    @G’phant

    @Pedale.Forchetta

    Pédale.Ditto

    …nice.

    To be fair ! we , Velominati fellows, have won ,fair & square ,the media war… ,: of the 3 cited , Velo News, Pez and Cycling News, only VN hd published like 5 or 6 pro gear pictures :

    the new BMC TT bike…

    Well, at Velominati it’s more like 150 ones and coming straight from the Dauphiné, just hours after the race …

    About Rouleur, ‘wait for the mountains stage of the TDF, non that’s could be Rouleur’s worthy…

    thanks a lot mates for your support !

    Long Rides Velominati!

  43. wrong link for VN , sorry.

    VN dauphine

  44. A fancy-smancy badge isn’t going to get you up that mountain any faster FATTY’S.

  45. Shouldn’t your handle be Mr BigGob?

  46. @Oli

    & why is that?

  47. @sgt

    I nominate Steampunk, for this.
    How’s it coming, Steamy?

    I second the Sgt!

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