Preparing for Go-live of Vanilla Forums, on existing website..
Hi all, after a couple of years (!!!) of on-and-off development with Vanilla Forums integrating it into our existing website, we are finally nearly ready to deploy.
As we have existing users though, i wondered - some (YAGA) awards are awarded when a user logs in to their account e.g. anniversary award. We wouldn't want users to be bombarded by emails and notifications the first time they log in, and also it would be good if, in the case of the anniversary award, we could award them back-dated to when they would have earned it.
I thought about creating a script on my dev machine which loops through all the users and awards the badges as necessary, then edit the award dates manually in the database before uploading to live - but is there a better way?
Thanks in advance.