I have an idea for a theme I want to create for nodebb and I was hoping that if I provided a mock up if someone would be interested in coding it?
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Duplicated badges with II, III are meant as levels.
They are full vector images and can be scaled.
Images in the file are at 100x100px.
Wouldn't that cause unneeded bloat to have the chat system and a full separate PM system you are describing? Unfortunately FB for better or worse has set a standard and has become the normal.
I'm not too familiar with using CSS for images other than resizing. CSS Tricks had a good write up on CSS vs SVG.
On another note, your all probably aware of Achievements for Wordpress. (The guy works on Buddypress). You upload the graphic for the achievement and assign in a select amount of karma points and base it off an event like total post count, uploading avatar and so on. In the user panel the admin can check off which badges can be assigned and in the frontend the user will receive a light box notification of the award.
Could we tie the badges app into the reputation program you have here?