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HPC:Factor Badges

Badges are achievement awards that you can earn for engaging in the HPC:Factor community. The more that you engage, the more that you are likely to earn badges and who doesn't want to be able to show off their new shiny badges on their user profile?! The follow badges represent the badges that have currently been discovered by members of H/PC:Factor. Click on the badge to view the membership of each badge.

The list below displays badges that have been earned by members, but by no means does it display all of the badges that are available... some may have yet to be discovered by H/PC mortals.

Not all badges relate to the Community Forums, some may relate to other part of the site such as the HCL and SCL, and some may be even more obscure than that. Others can be awarded by staff for supporting the site and welcoming visitors into our community.

The Badges

Badge awards were last updated on 04 April 2020 at 3:39:38 AM.

1,000 PostsAwarded to members who have posted 1,000 or more posts on the community forums.
10 YearsAwarded to members who have been a member of the site for over a decade (60 years in dog years).
10,000 PostsAwarded to members who have made 10,000 or more posts on the community forums and who haven't been arrested yet for spamming on the Internet.
100 PostsAwarded to members who have made a respectable 100 posts on the community forums, but who are encourages to try harder!
15 YearsAwarded to members who have been registered with HPC:Factor for 15 or more years (That's 1/5 of your life you know! Still plenty of time to grow the ol' post count.).
5 YearsAwarded to members who have been registered with HPC:Factor for 5 or more years (human years).
500 PostsAwarded to members who have made 500 posts on the community forums but who haven't yet got the posting pedigre to be considered 'serious' enthusiasts.
7h3 h/pC 1337Awarded to members who have made 1,337 posts on the community forums - you truly are 7h3 l33t.
AdministratorGifted in a flash of light from a higher power greater than any mere mortal could ever hope to understand. Hear their words, for their word is the law. Especially when they are wrong!
AutobiographerAwarded to members who have fully completed their forum profile.
AwesomeThe most awesomest of folks, who have been recognised for their awesomeness for their contributions to HPC:Factor by a staff member.
Benevolent DictatorTo know him is to love him. You local benevolent dictator lives to services justice with a firm hand and a hefty dose of hypocracy upon you all... and you love every minute of it!
Boy ScoutThe badge awarded to members who have more than 10 badges! Because you wanted more? Right?
Bronze SubscriberMembers who help support HPC:Factor by making a donation of £10 or more. As a subscriber, you keep the badge for the duration of your 1 year subscription.
Bug SlayerReported a bug to a member of staff, that was duly fixed before you were bribed with a badge never to speak of it again (for there can be no coding misakes on hpcfactor.com, it was once said and so it must be).
ColumnistDemonstrating the highest journalistic standards. This member has contributed front page news posts to the site and RSS feeds.
CommentatorHas commented honest and true on 10 or more front page news posts without being banned for tabloid sensationalism or show-boating.
Deep ThoughtAwarded to members who have achieved the right number of questions to imply the answer to life, the universe and everything, or put simply for lesser mortals, have posted 42 messages on the community forums.
Four SeasonsYou survived the joys of Spring, the warmth of Summer, the abundance of Autum and the chills of winter and made it back to us again. These members have made one year with us at HPC:Factor.
Gold SubscriberMembers who help support HPC:Factor by making a donation of £50 or more. As a subscriber, you keep the badge for the duration of your 1 year subscription.
Grand PhaleristThe badge awarded to the member who has the most badges! Yes, it's a real word! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaleristics
Hard WisdomAwarded to members who have truthfully rated on 20 or more devices in the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).
Hardware TesterMembers who have tested a piece of hardware and let the community know whether or not it worked via the HCL.
HCL Device SubmissionsAwarded to members who have submitted new devices to the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).
Her Handheld MajestyHear ye, hear ye. Be upstanding and then bend the knee, her Handheld Majesty is in your presence.
Legendary ThreadAwarded to the creator of a thread on the community forums that has received over 100,000 views.
ModeratorA pack of tyrants and mad fools. The leanest, meanest, spam-fightingest mod's you've ever set your 640x240 eyes on. The people who do all the work around here (so that the Admin's don't have to) and who do it without pay, reward or even Christmas Day off. (Please do not feed after midnight).
Platinum SubscriberMembers who help support HPC:Factor by making a donation of £200 or more. A a platinum subscriber, your subscription and the badge lasts forever!
Profile CelebrityAwarded to members whose community forum user profile has been viewed more than 5,000 times.
Review AuthorHas written a published review or editorial here on hpcfactor.com.
SCL App SubmissionsAwarded to members who have submitted new applications to the Software Compatibility List (SCL).
Silver SubscriberMembers who help support HPC:Factor by making a donation of £25 or more. As a subscriber, you keep the badge for the duration of your 1 year subscription.
Soft OpinionsAwarded to members who have (non-spammingly) posted comments against 10 or more applications in the Software Compatibility List (SCL)
Software TesterMembers who have tested a piece of software and let the community know whether or not it worked via the SCL.
StaffThe guy's and gal's who have kept this site running since 1999. We salute you!
Survey MonkeyAwarded to members who have voted in 10 or more home page polls. This is very hard to achieve because you cannot vote in old polls, so these folks are true die-hards.
The CollectorHas admitted, on the record via the Census that they own 10 more more Handheld PC's. Shrinkwrapped or otherwise...
Thread CenturionAwarded to members who have created 100 or more threads on the community forums.