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A lot of the time when I go to answer some of your questions in the Forums, or on a class page, I have to look up your record in my customer database so I know what level to answer your question at. If you're just a Beginner user, then I know I have to answer your question a certain way. If you're a Developer user, you might get a different answer. I've also noticed a lot of you helping each other in the Forums, which is fantastic. So this will help you also know what kind of a user you're having a conversation with, and where they're from. Plus, it's fun!

These are the people who approve your posts and help to answer your questions. Be nice to them. Richard and Alex.
More people who approve your posts and help to answer your questions. Be nice to them, too. Adam, Kevin, and Scott.
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A Beginner in the My Online Learning Partner Membership Program
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A member of the Learning Connection Membership Program
Insider Circle Member
Special Membership No Longer Available to New Members. Sorry.

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You'll get a badge once you've been a student of mine after 1, 5, 10, and 15 years. Your anniversary date is based on the day you enrolled (purchased) your first class. I created in 2002, so in 2022 we'll add a 20-year badge for a few of you. If you think your date is wrong, let me know.

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Everyone in The Fleet gets a rank which is based on a proprietary formula. Find out more here.

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Rear Admiral, 2 Star
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Special Badges

These are special badges given out by me to people based on various factors. 

Access Veteran - given to my Access students who have shown that they are willing and able to help other students in need in the Forums. Thanks!

World Flags

I only added the flags for the top countries that my students are from (listed in order of popularity). If your country isn't listed here, just contact me and I'll be happy to add it for you. Likewise, if you don't want your location to be known, please let me know.

United States
United Kingdom
New Zealand
South Africa
Hong Kong

Tell me what you think in the comments below.


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Richard Rost 
2 years ago
I've added Badges for the admins, MYOLP and Learning Connection members, and for the top 12 countries my students are from. I'll be adding them for YouTube members soon (Silver, Gold, Platinum) and a few other things. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to comment.
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Alex Hedley 
2 years ago
Would people like to show a country badge?

Kevin Robertson
2 years ago
Yes, the Scottish flag would be nice to see.
Michelle Maughan
2 years ago
Australia, Im watching while you guys are in bed.
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Alex Hedley 
2 years ago
[X] Access
[X] Admins
[X] Learning Connection Member
[X] Country - top 12 added
[X] Access Insiders Circle
[X] YouTube Subscription Level
[ ] Handbook Author
[X] Member Years (#1)
Richard Rost
2 years ago
Access Insiders' Circle isn't a field that's in the web site database, and honestly there are only a select few of these. YouTube is something I still have to add to my database. I'm just keeping it in a Note field right now. YouTube maintains this. I'll add it eventually. Handbook authors: there have only been a couple of you, but yeah... I'll do something nice for you. Member years would be nice. Again, CustomerSince is in my database, but it's not on the web site, so I have to add a field to the web site's SQL server database, and then re-upload EVERYONE to get it to work. So... eventually.
Richard Rost
2 years ago
Checked off badges for YouTube members. They're active now. It's not totally accurate because all YouTube gives me is a list of usernames and membership level. I have no other information (email, real name, etc.) so unless someone contacts me to get their perks (usually Gold and Platinum members) then I have no way to match them up. I have no idea who MamasBoy28 is, for example.
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