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'''IMPORTANT NOTE''': The Badge Shop is currently closed due to low sales. It can come back, but it's unlikely.

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'''IMPORTANT NOTE''': This is a historical article. The Badge Shop is currently has been closed [[https://web.archive.org/web/20140705154451/http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/bshop.php since July 2014]] due to low sales. It can come back, but it's unlikely.sales and is extremely unlikely to return.




Notice those shiny images under tropers' avatars? The badges are a new feature implemented for the [[Administrivia/TVTropesForum forum users]].

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\nNotice those shiny images under tropers' avatars? The badges are a new feature implemented in 2012 for the [[Administrivia/TVTropesForum forum users]].
users]]. They appear under tropers' avatars, and you have to be logged in to see them. You could purchase or earn badges from the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/bshop.php Badge Shop.]]



Pretty easily, actually.

First, you have to go to the badge shop. You can reach it by clicking on the badge shop icon in the top bar of a post. It looks like [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Badge_shop_4969.jpg this.]] The badge shop contains a display of all available badges, sorted into a number of categories.

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Pretty easily, actually.

First, you have
You used to go be able to the get a badge shop. You can reach it by clicking on the badge shop icon in the top bar of a post. It looks post, which looked like [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Badge_shop_4969.jpg this.]] The badge shop contains contained (and still contains) a display of all available badges, sorted into a number of categories.
categories.

You ''can'' still get a badge, but it can only be done under limited circumstances - see '''How do I get a badge now that the shop is closed?''' below for more information.



To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the Wiki/TVTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your tropy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:

* Add the badge(s) you want to your cart.
* When you've picked what you want, go to checkout items. Choose "buy" from the menu for all the badges you want.
* Press check out.
* [[MemeticMutation ????]]
* Profit! Congratulations, you just got a badge!

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To buy badges get a badge, you will need had to buy tropies (our our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies tropies (Þ). Since the purchase of tropies have been shut down, getting a badge through payment is now impossible. Badges were (and still are) given out to moderators, Kickstarter backers, through badge gifting, and people who have helped the wiki (since those awards can only be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. given out by a moderator) but the badges purchasable through payment are now unobtainable.

Each tropy corresponds corresponded to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are (with the exception of the badges in the Wiki/TVTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your tropy account is all charged up,
awards category) costed 1.25Þ. Once you can get to purchased the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:

* Add the badge(s)
tropy, you want to your cart.
* When you've picked what you want, go to
could then checkout items. Choose "buy" from the menu for all the badges whichever badge you want.
* Press check out.
* [[MemeticMutation ????]]
* Profit! Congratulations, you just got a badge!
wanted and voila! The badge would appear like magic.



Badges are an ongoing project. New ones are added every day. You can suggest ideas for new badges, or even make your own! Drop by [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100 this thread]] and submit your ideas. Badges need to be 24 x 24 pixels. You might even get a reward badge for helping with the badge shop!

One thing you need to remember is that there are certain kinds of badges the administration has decided to avoid, in fear of them causing controversy. Political and religious symbols are thereby not admissible.

When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Poké Balls]].

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Badges are an ongoing project. New ones are added every day. You can suggest We used to accept ideas for new badges, or even make your own! Drop by badges (which could be posted in [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100 this thread]] thread]]), and submit your ideas. Badges need to be 24 x 24 pixels. You might even get the people who were in the thread may have gotten a reward badge for helping with out), but due to the badge shop!

One thing you need to remember
Badge Shop's closure, this is that there are certain kinds of badges the administration has decided to avoid, in fear of them causing controversy. Political and religious symbols are thereby not admissible.

When
possible anymore.

Our rules for
submitting a badge, also beware of badges were the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell following:
* They had to be 24 x 24 pixels.
* They could not be political or religious to avoid controversy.
* They could not be
copyrighted material like material[[note]]i.e. [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Poké Balls]].
Balls]][[/note]]

!! How do I get a badge now that the shop is closed?

Don't fret! You still have a number of different options to get a badge.
* Ask a troper (nicely) to gift you a badge, and they may agree.
* Work hard on the wiki and a moderator may notice!


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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Badge Shop is currently closed due to low sales. It can come back, but it's unlikely.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: '''IMPORTANT NOTE''': The Badge Shop is currently closed due to low sales. It can come back, but it's unlikely.



Badges are an ongoing project. New ones are added every day. You can suggest ideas for new badges, or even make your own! Drop by [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 this thread]] and submit your ideas. Badges need to be 24 x 24 pixels. You might even get a reward badge for helping with the badge shop!

One thing you need to remember is that there are certain kinds of badges the administration has decided to avoid, in fear of them causing controversy. Political and religious symbols are thereby not admissable.

When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéballs.]]

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Badges are an ongoing project. New ones are added every day. You can suggest ideas for new badges, or even make your own! Drop by [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 php?discussion=13340007780A41060100 this thread]] and submit your ideas. Badges need to be 24 x 24 pixels. You might even get a reward badge for helping with the badge shop!

One thing you need to remember is that there are certain kinds of badges the administration has decided to avoid, in fear of them causing controversy. Political and religious symbols are thereby not admissable.

admissible.

When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéballs.]]
Poké Balls]].



[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 This thread]] is also there for any matter pertaining to badges. Feel free to ask away!

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[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 php?discussion=13340007780A41060100 This thread]] is also there for any matter pertaining to badges. Feel free to ask away!


IMPORTANT NOTE: The Badge Shop is currently closed due to low sales. It can come back, but it's unlikely.
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!What are badges?

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!What ! What are badges?



!How can I get a badge?

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!How ! How can I get a badge?



!!Ok, so I got to the badge shop. What do I do now?

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!!Ok, !! Ok, so I got to the badge shop. What do I do now?



!!So now that I got a badge, what can I do with it?

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!!So !! So now that I got a badge, what can I do with it?



!!What is the awards category and how can I get one of those badges?

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!!What !! What is the awards category and how can I get one of those badges?



!All these badges are nice, but what if I want to suggest a new one?

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!All ! All these badges are nice, but what if I want to suggest a new one?



!I still have other questions

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!I ! I still have other questions


To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

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To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes Wiki/TVTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.


Notice those shiny images under tropers' avatars? The badges are a new feature implemented for the [[TVTropesForum forum users]].

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Notice those shiny images under tropers' avatars? The badges are a new feature implemented for the [[TVTropesForum [[Administrivia/TVTropesForum forum users]].


When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[{{Pokemon}} Pokéballs.]]

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When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéballs.]]


Items in the awards category can only be given by [[KnowTheStaff moderators]]. Those badges are sent as rewards to those who do significant work on the wiki. If you work hard, we'll send you one!

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Items in the awards category can only be given by [[KnowTheStaff [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff moderators]]. Those badges are sent as rewards to those who do significant work on the wiki. If you work hard, we'll send you one!


To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 trophies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

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To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 trophies.tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.


When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[{{Pokemon}} Pokeballs.]]

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When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[{{Pokemon}} Pokeballs.Pokéballs.]]


To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each trophy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 trophies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your trophy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:

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To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each trophy tropy corresponds to $1, and each badge costs 1.25 trophies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your trophy tropy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:


To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropie corresponds to 1$, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your tropy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:

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To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropie trophy corresponds to 1$, $1, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies.trophies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your tropy trophy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:


First, you have to go to the badge shop. You can reach it by clicking on the badge shop icon on the right top of a post. It looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Badge_shop_4969.jpg this.]] The badge shop contains a display of all available badges, sorted into a number of categories.

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First, you have to go to the badge shop. You can reach it by clicking on the badge shop icon on in the right top bar of a post. It looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Badge_shop_4969.jpg this.]] The badge shop contains a display of all available badges, sorted into a number of categories.


To buy you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropie corresponds to 1$, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

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To buy badges you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropie corresponds to 1$, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.



* [[MemeticMutation ????]]



Items in the awards category can only be given by moderators. Those badges are sent as rewards to those who do significant work on the wiki. If you work hard, we'll send you one!

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Items in the awards category can only be given by moderators.[[KnowTheStaff moderators]]. Those badges are sent as rewards to those who do significant work on the wiki. If you work hard, we'll send you one!

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'''The general guide to badges for badgers'''

!What are badges?

Notice those shiny images under tropers' avatars? The badges are a new feature implemented for the [[TVTropesForum forum users]].

!How can I get a badge?

Pretty easily, actually.

First, you have to go to the badge shop. You can reach it by clicking on the badge shop icon on the right top of a post. It looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Badge_shop_4969.jpg this.]] The badge shop contains a display of all available badges, sorted into a number of categories.

!!Ok, so I got to the badge shop. What do I do now?

To buy you will need to buy tropies (our imaginary currency, symbolized with Þ). Tropies can be bought via [=PayPal=] or credit card. Each tropie corresponds to 1$, and each badge costs 1.25 tropies. The only exceptions are badges in the TvTropes category, which are more expensive as they are rather special.

Now that your tropy account is all charged up, you can get to the badge shop and shop to your heart's content. The steps are really easy:

* Add the badge(s) you want to your cart.
* When you've picked what you want, go to checkout items. Choose "buy" from the menu for all the badges you want.
* Press check out.
* Profit! Congratulations, you just got a badge!

!!So now that I got a badge, what can I do with it?

For starters, wear it! To put on a badge, all you have to do is go to your collection and press [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/badgewear_184.jpg this button.]] You can also edit the hover text to your liking. If you wear more than one badge, you can select the order they appear in by assigning a number ranging from 1 to 3 in the position box.

Badges can also be used as gifts. Pressing [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sendbadge_477.jpg this]] button allows you to send a badge to another troper. Just type the handle of the troper you want to send it to, and they will receive it along with a PM.

!!What is the awards category and how can I get one of those badges?

Items in the awards category can only be given by moderators. Those badges are sent as rewards to those who do significant work on the wiki. If you work hard, we'll send you one!

!All these badges are nice, but what if I want to suggest a new one?

Badges are an ongoing project. New ones are added every day. You can suggest ideas for new badges, or even make your own! Drop by [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 this thread]] and submit your ideas. Badges need to be 24 x 24 pixels. You might even get a reward badge for helping with the badge shop!

One thing you need to remember is that there are certain kinds of badges the administration has decided to avoid, in fear of them causing controversy. Political and religious symbols are thereby not admissable.

When submitting a badge, also beware of the possibility of '''copyright'''. While the site is heavy on pop-culture references, we cannot sell copyrighted material like [[{{Pokemon}} Pokeballs.]]

!I still have other questions

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13340007780A41060100&page=1 This thread]] is also there for any matter pertaining to badges. Feel free to ask away!
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