Super Challenge: questions and discussion

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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby jeffers » Fri May 13, 2022 8:40 am

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MaggieMae wrote:Random question... This is my first time, so I'm not up to speed on everything yet. What do the medals and the little blue star after some people's scores mean on the website?

(From memory) You get stars when you reach 25, 50,75,100 books or films. The metals are for streaks.


I totally forgot about streaks until I saw a few of those medals on the results page. I remember now that when I was last using the twitter bot, I would tweet my books every 10% or so, in order to have a book post at least once a week.

This leads me to a related question: how are streaks counted? Are they based on calendar weeks? If so, starting on which day? Or are they based on the last time you tweeted? So if you tweeted a French book on Wednesday this week, you'd have to tweet another before Wednesday next week?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby Serpent » Mon May 16, 2022 10:04 pm

The bot's timezone is listed at the bottom, seems to be UK time (with DST changes). Previously the week changed at midnight Sunday, I don't think this has been changed.

There's a second kind of badges for having finished a specific number of *both* books and film items in the past 14 days - 1/2/5 (so to get the first badge you need one book *and* one film). The golden badge can be surprisingly hard to get, I had it for Portuguese once and still have a screenshot :lol: It's easier to read 10 books or watch 10 items in two weeks than to do 5/5.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Tue May 17, 2022 12:35 am

So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby jeffers » Tue May 17, 2022 8:06 am

Serpent wrote:The bot's timezone is listed at the bottom, seems to be UK time (with DST changes). Previously the week changed at midnight Sunday, I don't think this has been changed.

There's a second kind of badges for having finished a specific number of *both* books and film items in the past 14 days - 1/2/5 (so to get the first badge you need one book *and* one film). The golden badge can be surprisingly hard to get, I had it for Portuguese once and still have a screenshot :lol: It's easier to read 10 books or watch 10 items in two weeks than to do 5/5.


I also totally forgot about that other set of badges. Is it for all languages, or is it with a single language? I'm tempted to spend a week trying to get the 5/5 badge sometime during my summer holidays... but I know how it will go: 3 days of reading and watching all day, followed by 3 months of burnout. :lol:
But in all seriousness, I do think I'll try for an immersive week or two this summer.
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby rdearman » Tue May 17, 2022 8:06 am

IronMike wrote:So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?

Yes, there was a glitch for awhile when it was in a loop and I had to force it to skip ahead some tweets. Yours might be effected. It only missed about 5 minutes but ...
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Re: Super Challenge: questions and discussion

Postby IronMike » Tue May 17, 2022 9:20 pm

rdearman wrote:
IronMike wrote:So if the bot doesn't respond two hours after you've tweeted, should you retweet your entry?

Yes, there was a glitch for awhile when it was in a loop and I had to force it to skip ahead some tweets. Yours might be effected. It only missed about 5 minutes but ...

Thanks. I'll resubmit.
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