After giving it a lot of thought and reading feedback on this feature from the forum regarding the inaccuracy of the banners, I think we need to implement a live timer precise to the millisecond that tells forum-goers just how long a particular person has been registered on this website. This can replace the banner of course, as it seems to be confusing and upsetting to many people, who are no longer sure if they're in the year 2017 or some earlier year, such as 2015 or 2016, their entire belief system plunged into chaos by a menacing 100x21 pixel maniac.
I know I'm pooping on the parade, but I'd also like an option in our settings to turn our own year badge off. Just not a fan of forum badges. Reminds me a lot of a Voldemort forum that takes it to the point where it's not uncommon to see people with a stack of 6 or 7 badges. It can be useful for identifying mods, admins, and contributors, but we've got a join date and post count if we want to see at a glance how long people have been around and how much they've posted.
I like it!
aerorox @ elitistsjerks
Doesn't seem like it's overly accurate. Why are some people without a badge; or some people joined "X" years ago and only have a 1 year badge?
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There should be one for every year tbh :P
I also liked the mod who had an avatar of some chick with a shirt that read 'rogues do it better from behind'. He had a lot of thirsty betas msg him because of it lol
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