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I woke up today in a playful mood, and put together an idea I peeled from a game I used to play (before I decided sinking time into a writing career was a more productive use of my time).
To participate, use the code below to place a badge in your signature according to what league you place in (copper, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, master, and grandmaster). It's not a perfect science, so just estimate your average total sales, and decide what league you place in. List it here. We can see where other people are at, and find the motivation to keep on writing so that we can get "promoted" to a higher league.

                        Paste the code into your signature after your last book, but before your website, twitter links.
BRONZE:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bronze.png[/img] [/url]
SILVER:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Silver-Badge3.png[/img] [/url]
GOLD:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/gold.png[/img] [/url]
PLATINUM:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/platinum.png[/img] [/url]
DIAMOND:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/diamond1.png[/img] [/url]
MASTER:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Master1.png[/img] [/url]
GRANDMASTER:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/grandmaster.png[/img] [/url]
CUSTOM BADGES BY KB MEMBERS! POST YOUR OWN IN THE THREAD AND I WILL UPDATE HERE.

Here's one created by Sandra K. Williams
EROTICA:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad97/skw5/Erotica-Badge_zps8369a34f.png[/img][/url][br][/center]
Here's one created by Robert_V_Frazier
NATURALLY SPEAKING:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://tinyurl.com/l2kv6pt[/img][/url][br][/center]
Here's one created by Carla Baku with help from Adair Hart
SWEAT AND TEARS:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://www.adairhart.com/content/images/Sweat_And_Tears_badge_Resized.png[/img][/url][br][/center]
Here's another created by Robert_V_Frazier
NOVEL BADGE:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://tinyurl.com/qgckcb5[/img][/url][/center]
Here's another created by Robert_V_Frazier
SCRIVENER:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://tinyurl.com/nbleha6[/img][/url][/center]
Here's one for Alphasmart by Nic.
ALPHASMART:


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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://i61.tinypic.com/im0xv4.png[/img][/url][/center]
Nathalie has created a badge for those of us that don't average a sale a day yet. Thanks for the contribution Nathalie! (WARNING: It's kind of harsh, but it's important that we can laugh at ourselves).
TURD LEAGUE:

Turd Master
Less than one
sale per day
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[center][url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://i.imgur.com/NsSH7pL.png[/img][/url][br][b]Turd Master[/b][br]Less than one[br]sale per day[/center]
We can credit this cool badge to SMReine. I'm calling it a Cthulu badge, but if I'm wrong, please correct me.
CTHULU:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/octopus-badge.png[/img] [/url]
Here's one by Dan C. Rinnert. Wear this if you're dealing with envy issues.
GREEN WITH ENVY:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://www.dcrblogs.com/clients/kb/GreenElite.png[/img] [/url]
Here's one by Serena Walken for short story and novella storytellers.
STORYTELLERS:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://josephturkot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/shortstorybadge_zps3f57addf.png[/img] [/url]
Here's a badge from Kevin McLaughlin
DRAGON:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://i.imgur.com/AfxKe7k.png[/img] [/url]
Here's Nathalie's incarnation of THE PRAWN, partly an homage to Dayla's laser prawn.
PRAWN:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://i.imgur.com/AfxKe7k.png[/img] [/url]
Here's a vegan writer's badge for fellow vegan writers!
VEGAN WRITER:

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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.0.html][img]http://bit.ly/2kbT7dW[/img] [/url]

CLASS BADGES INSTRUCTIONS: Paste the code and adjust the year in the code to get the right badge--In other words, change 1990 to fit the year you started writing. The following are the badges I've found so far for class year. Not every year is available--following years are: 1985, 1990-1999, 2001-2020


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[url=http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,150985.msg2188356.html#msg2188356][img]http://www.adairhart.com/content/images/1990_Class_badge.png[/img][/url]
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 08:49:26 PM by Joseph Turkot »

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 08:21:24 AM »
Copper? Why not Bronze?  also, you have a typo in Grandmaster.

My Starcraft 2 rank before I had to quit playing to save my wrists for writing was Gold.  ;)

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:28:01 AM »
Thanks for the fixes Doomed! So, gold in sc2, but what's your author rank!?

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 08:30:44 AM »
Copper. Sometimes tin-foil.


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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 08:30:58 AM »
I don't know. I haven't checked my sales in a while. Last month it was copper bronze probably.  I don't check on a daily basis. I pretty much don't check until money comes in and then only if the amount seems weird.

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 08:36:33 AM »
I suppose some aren't as obsessive as I am with checking. That's a good thing Doomed Muse. We'll count you in for Bronze unless you tell me otherwise.

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 08:48:19 AM »
I was a strong Silver for the last few months, but late April and so far in May I've dipped down into Bronze league. :(
Although actually, that's only accounting for Amazon sales. Across all retailers I'm a strong Silver/Gold, so let's go with that!

At least I'm doing better at writing than I did when I tried playing Starcraft online. :D

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 08:55:36 AM »
What's less than bronze? 'Cause I'm it!  ;D :'(


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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 09:04:13 AM »
Definitely Master, but pushing for Grandmaster by the end of 2013!


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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 09:07:33 AM »
PS: we need those in PNG with transparency to display in our sigs.
Just sayin'!


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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 09:25:03 AM »
Last month I was Platinum. Yay! ;D This month, Silver.  :(

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 09:31:46 AM »
I get 1 to 10 sales every month...sorta kinda. What color is that?  I'm partial to turquoise. Can I be turquoise?

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 09:33:26 AM »
Awesome. Glad some of the replies are rolling in, one of us a Master! Anyway, I will get to work on those PNGs :).

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 09:37:09 AM »
I've been platinum for the past few months, but recently dipped down to gold. Need a new release to get me back up there!

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 09:44:38 AM »
Currently unranked.  I need to work on that!   :P

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 09:47:16 AM »
I'm not sure where I fall into this. Usually, I'd say bronze, but then last week, I had 70 sales of one book that happened on a weekend, so that kind of screwed things up (in a good way).

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 09:47:40 AM »
I am testing the PNG idea, and going to try to find an unobnoxious size, and eliminate enough clutter. Once I get them done, I'll post the text needed to be pasted in the profile for each individual ranking. :)

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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 09:48:22 AM »
Mine's gold.  :)

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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 09:53:14 AM »
I'm either a Diamond or a Master, depending on the month.  But I dream of being a grandmaster!!

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 10:01:12 AM »
I think I have the PNG a good size for the signature (see the end of mine). Clicking the sig will return to this thread, so we can reference and upgrade/downgrade. Will be working on the links for each badge!

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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 10:05:27 AM »
I hang round in gold most of the time. I use the term "hang" loosely.
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 10:20:29 AM »
Firmly entrenched in the Diamond Level the past few months. Ready to take the next step. Someone's gotta move in once Russell moves out  :D
 

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 10:30:09 AM »
I was going to claim rust, but I like JeanneM's choice better. So, turquoise it is!


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Re: Playful, Motivational Indie Author Ranking System
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2013, 10:32:24 AM »
You forgot one that reflects my sales, so I'm adding it:



I am the Turd Master.
Less than 1 sale a day (or 29/30/31 sales a month).


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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2013, 10:33:24 AM »
You forgot one that reflects my sales, so I'm adding it:



I am the Turd Master.
Less than 1 sale a day (or 29/30/31 sales a month).

Thanks for the laugh.  :)