How can I get rid of new user tips and badges?

Been here for 10 years and used forums for your entire life? Hate the new user tips? Can’t stand the badging system patronizing you for your FIRST POST or FIRST LIKE? Turn them off!

  1. Tap on your profile icon in the upper right
  2. Tap on Preferences
  3. Tap on Interface
  4. Check “Skip new user onboarding tips and badges”
  5. Tap Save Changes

Voila! No more tips or badges!

UPDATE: Turns out this only turns off the first few badges that most of you have already earned. So thanks for reading my now-irrelevant post!

@CCadminMike I have checked “skip” for these notices already and just this morning received two more. I do not want these notices…at all…ever.

What can I do to really turn them off.

The ones i got this morning were “earned Thanks” and “earned appreciated”.

Not interested in these at all…not at all.

Hmmm… let me check it out and get back to you…

Turns out this only turns off the first few badges like First Post and First Reply and not all of them. I’ll edit the post to reflect that. Jon is working out how we should use badges for our community, so he should have an update soon. In the meantime, you will continue to accrue bronze, silver and gold badges like an olympian. :wink:

Please give me a way to opt out of badges, awards. And a way to not get messages about them