This section should help answer some questions related to the awards system of MyBB.
How do I pay for a donation award?
It's extremely easy and pretty self explanatory. Just go to our Buy Awards page.
How do I get a non-donation award?
Awards are distributed by Omniscient at his sole discretion. You cannot get an award by asking for one via PM. Awards are only occasionally given out. Obtaining non-donation awards isn't known to occur regularly and don't have have any specific requirements behind them.
Can I create a thread to nominate myself or another member for an award?
No. Do not make any threads to nominate or suggest the granting of an award. If an official thread already exists you can post in it but that's the extent of it. Do not make a new thread for that purpose.
What are awards for?
Awards are simply a way for admins to grant a member recognition for something. The award itself normally has a special meaning attached to it. You can view the reason an award was given by going to a members profile then clicking their award's details. The awards page also displays meanings for each award.
How do I get the donation awards?
There are multiple awards that can obtained via a donation. For example, you can get the Green Emerald Donator award by donating $20 to HF. If you donate $50 or more to HF, you'll get the Rich Bitch award. All awards are for separate one-time donations. For example, to get Emerald and Rich Bitch you need to donate at least $70 in a single donation. Small donations do not accumulate towards any donation awards. The Grand Amethyst is a $1000 one-time donation. You can Buy Awards here.
Here is a simple breakdown.
Emerald Donator $20+
Rich Bitch $50+
OMC This award is no longer available.
Bitcoinage $250 BTC
Litecoinage $20 in LTC
DarkDash $20 DASH
Dogecoinage $20 DOGE
Legalize It $50 in BTC
Master Donator $500+
Grand Amethyst $1000+
Do member upgrades and sticky purchases count toward donation awards?
No they do not. Donation awards are given following a donation towards any specific donation award.
Do you accept Bitcoin for other donation awards besides Bitcoinage?
Yes. Bitcoin is accepted for donation awards. Donations must be made through our BTC processor at the current BTC valuation. If 1 BTC = $120 USD then you must donate .418 BTC for the Rich Bitch ($50+) award. When buying awards the payment processor will automatically convert the price of your choice of crypto currency to USD.
What are Bitcoin, Doge, Omnicoin, and Dash?
These are all crypto currencies. Further information involving crypto currencies can be found in our Crypto Currency forum.
What is the Gift award?
The Gift award is an award you can purchase for another member. You are also allowed to purchase it for yourself if you have no friends. The description for the award will read either "You bought yourself a gift" or "A gift from MEMBER". You can buy as many Gift awards for different members as you'd like but only one award per member will be granted. The Gift award costs $25.
What is the Brony award?
The Brony award is that "damned if you do" type of award. Be aware that Omniscient will very likely criticize you in the award's description when granting you the award. Expect to be roasted if you purchase the Brony award, which is $100.
What is the Legalize It award?
The Legalize It award is the first political statement award on HF. It's in support of legalizing and decriminalizing cannabis in America. 25% of all donations go toward NORML.org, which is an organization dedicated to reforming marijuana laws. While not everyone will agree with the legalization stance, the general HF community feels that this award is in line with the freedom our website and member base represents. You can purchase the award and make your donation here.
How long after I pay before I get the award?
It depends on your payment method, but in most cases it's nearly instant. If you use a crypto currency (BTC, OMC, DOGE, DASH) you have to wait for confirmations, which can take anywhere between a few minutes to a couple hours. If after 24 hours you still don't have your award please contact Omniscient with your transaction id and payment info.
Can I change the display order?
Currently this is not possible. The display order of the awards is fixed.
I think I'm qualified to get an award. Who do I contact?
No one. What you believe about your qualifications to get an award is irrelevant.
I want to know how to get a specific award.
Save for the donation awards, there are no specific requirements set for awards on Hack Forums. They are given at the discretion of Omniscient only.
Another member has an award that I want. They said they got it by doing X.
Awards are given to different members for different reasons. What works for one member will in all likelihood not work for you. Awards are given out solely at the discretion of Omniscient.
I think another member deserves an award. Can I nominate them?
No. Award nominations are not allowed on Hack Forums and are not taken into account when awards are being distributed.
I sent a PM to an admin about an award. They never responded.
Admins are busy. Messaging administrators about awards is disallowed. Admins often completely ignore award requests and will not respond to them. Don't expect the award or a response.
Awards seem really hard to get but I see some members with a lot of them.
The difficulty in obtaining awards is intentional and is done only so the most deserving members in the eyes of Omniscient are granted awards.
I heard I can buy awards. Is that true?
The fact is that sometimes a donation is made and a show of appreciation is the granting of an award. Awards aren't sold per se.
Can I suggest a new award?
No. Awards are created by the admins only at their own discretion. Suggestion for new awards are ignored. Do not PM staff or create a suggestion thread for new awards.
Can someone else pay for my donation award?
Yes, they can use the order form to donate and buy an award for you. This can be done by entering your UID where it's requested.
Can I buy someone else a donation award?
You sure can. Just make sure your UID is entered where it's requested.
I have a forum. Can I get the plugin?
Can I sell my award to someone else?
Awards cannot be sold or transferred unless stated otherwise by Omniscient.