Support Staff2 Posted by Greg Avola on 19 May, 2011 11:43 AM
I understand your pain - and I can happily remove the badge. If
you can provide me the Badge URL - I can remove it. However, bear
in the mind that next time you enter a beer before 12pm - you'll
get the badge again and it will post to your Social networks if you
As Untappd is a realtime service - we probably won't have a
feature to record "beers from last night" or change the timestamps
as that would open up a world of cheating and incorrect
representation of when and where beers are consumed.
I hope this makes sense to you - but if not - I'd be open to
suggestion. Basically - I know that most people want to "log" what
beer that they had to, but Untappd's goal is allow users to enter
in beers in real-time and not after the fact. While we like that
people are doing that - you may earn badges that you didn't
actually earn. See this page for more details:
> I understand your pain - and I can happenly remove the badge. Bear in the mind that next time you enter a beer before 12pm - you'll get the badge again and it will post to your Social networks if you choose.
Aha, no big deal, just curious what my boss thinks as I was at a conference while doing this, maybe he thinks I‘m out drinking instead! Kidding ;)
> As Untappd0 is a realtime service - we probably won't have a feature to record "beers from last night" or change the timestamps as that would open up a world of cheating and incorrect representation of when and where beers are consumed.
I honoustly don‘t grasp the “cheating“ argument, didn‘t know this was a contest? Nothing prevents anyone from cheating anyhow, but as it is now, we cannot correct our entries, and hence automatically “cheat“ when we enter our last night beers.
> I hope this makes sense to you - but if not - I'd be open to suggestion. Basically - I know that most people want to "log" what beer that they had to, but Untappd's goal is allow users to enter in beers in real-time and not after the fact. While we like that people are doing that - you may earn badges that you didn't actually earn. See this page for more details: http://help.untappd.com/kb/check-in-etiquette/are-there-any-rules-regarding-check-ins
Yes, I know what you aim at, but I‘m alreay earning badges I don‘t deserve since I cannot correct my entries. So I nah, doesn‘t really make sense to me. OTOH, if there was an app that works offline, where one could registet in real-time, and then sync to site when going online...?
> Thanks again or your support!
Cheers, I‘m currently in what claims to be the only, or at least first American beer pub in Europe, and here we‘ve got free wifi at least. Gonna hit number 100 uniq beer tonight, for sure :)
Support Staff4 Posted by Greg Avola on 19 May, 2011 07:18 PM
Look at it from this perspective - Untappd allows you to check
in the beer that you are currently drinking right now. It's
real-time, fast action fun. There is a similar service out there
for venues, foursquare. You wouldn't wake up the next day and try
to check into your venues from last night? We know that beer is a
Like we have said in our FAQ documents - we don't care what you
do, it's your account so do you as you please, but bear in mind
that you will earn badges for just catching up in the AM. There
really isn't anything we can do to prevent it.
The only badge that causes an issue is the Top of the Morning
badge. I'd say if you need to end "BFLN" (beers from last night) -
why not enter them after 12pm local time so you don't get the
Cheating is a major issue if we allow users change the timestamp
of the checkin. Although it may sound stupid - there are people
that just care about getting badge, so they would just change their
timestamp for every beers, get all the badges and make it not fun
All in all - now that you have the badge - you shouldn't run in
any other issues when entering beers from last night. We just hope
you realize why we do it, as its not us trying to stifle our users,
at all. We just need have some control over the platform. It's the
same reason why you can't edit tweets, just delete them and try
Cheers, and thanks again for you checkins! Happy 100th uniq!
I'm not following the rationale behind blocking others from
earning badges by cheating. I only care about badges I've earned
and badges my friends have earned. If it looks like someone is
cheating, as is possible in almost any other online game (and is
definitely possible here too), I'll just tune them out.
Badges mean nothing in real life; they only matter as a game
between friends. I am one of the minority of users that uses an
ipod touch, not an iphone, to check in to brews. Often I can grab a
public wifi, but not always.
My suggestion is this; quit blocking cheaters. The way they ruin
things for everyone is by causing governing bodies to create more
rules. That frustrates the everyday user who would otherwise have
no contact with cheaters. I don't care what they do, but I do
resent the rules intended to block them. There's always a new way
I just kinda read through the line. Thinking it would be for. A
badge based off something like text from last night. However, if I
may I think he is trying to get at a box to check that will say the
beer was from last night and invalidate it from earning any badges?
With I think would be a nice addition although no necessary.