## Updates to the Badges and Achievements The recent addition of Peakd and Hivebuzz social and achievement badges stirred some controversy, some people loved it, some hated it and requested for its removal or at least for a way to opt-out. I initially thought of refactoring the look and feel of the badges bar on the user profile header and add a new user preferences but after discussing with other members of the dev team we agreed on implementing @guiltyparties' suggestion: - rename "Communities" tab to "Social" as it was pretty empty. - move the badges from the header into the "Social" tab. Merge request on GitLab: https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/condenser/-/merge_requests/148 ![Badges and Achievements in the Social tab](https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/condenser/uploads/ced62e0623456f39a1247e76d79ed0e1/Screen_Shot_2020-11-06_at_11.10.51_pm.png) ## Bandcamp and Archive.org embedded players I think I forgot to mention in previous update that there is a pending merge request for embedded players for Bandcamp and Archive.org. Bandcamp embedded player: ![Bandcamp embedded player](https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/condenser/uploads/1e835b654231f31706e89a638e703442/Screen_Shot_2020-10-28_at_9.38.59_pm.png) Archive.org embedded player: ![Archive.org embedded player](https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/condenser/uploads/3c2b233d98a50c52b6be6877d8413a08/Screen_Shot_2020-10-28_at_9.40.03_pm.png) Merge request on GitLab: https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/condenser/-/merge_requests/137 ## Notes - Both features are still pending review, tests and deployment from the dev team. - As for now, it is decided to slow down on addition of new embedded players since we have covered main ones already and would like to focus on other more important features and bug fixes. --- **Vote for my witness** [![Support @quochuy Witness.jpg](https://images.hive.blog/DQmecYTZemY8SwU6rrg7awhpNRBsehUp7ivk9RGyZsUUpVw/quochuy-hive-witness.jpg)](https://hivesigner.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=quochuy&approve=1) On Hive, Witnesses are playing the important role of providing a performant and safe network for all of us. You have the power to choose 30 trusty witnesses to package transactions and sign the blocks that will go in the Hive blockchain. [Vote for me via HiveSigner](https://hivesigner.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=quochuy&approve=1) to support my work for the community.