Portuguese LoCo


I would appreciate if the Portuguese Local Group could be place under the Local Groups section in the main forum.

As requested, here follows the information you asked:
Text to include:
Este é o espaço de discussão da Open Knowledge Portugal e outras iniciativas Open que se iniciem no nosso país.

Ao passares lá, por favor dirige-te ao tópico das apresentações para nós te ficarmos a conhecer melhor.

Foreigners are always welcome!

Associated name: @gsilvapt


@gsilvapt all done :smile:

Here’s how you can award existing forum members a Portugal badge.


Thank you @Stephen! I will take a look at that and will call out some Portuguese fellows to the forums!

I am guessing the admin rights have been attributed to @rlafuente, right? That is okay, I just wanted to know that.


@gsilvapt actually @Stephen had not added any group owners yet but i’ve just made you and @rlafuente group admins so you can now award membership.


Ah, okay. Thank you very much then!

Edit: It is working now, I can assign members to the Portuguese group. However, it seems I don’t have access to the badge. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to change any setting in the preferences menu?


I believe badges are awarded daily and may take up to 24 hours to appear.

You are definitely an owner and member of the okpt group


This is correct. Obviously, it would be better for the badges to be awarded immediately. I have a suspicion that the SQL query could be adjusted to allow for that. Open to suggestions!

@gsilvapt it doesn’t look like anyone was added to the group okpt :confused:


Badges have arrived :grinning:


Haha, yes, I have seen that. Thanks!

In regards to [quote=“danfowler, post:7, topic:2689”]
have a suspicion that the SQL query could be adjusted to allow for that. Open to suggestions!

Even though I am no SQL expert, I don’t mind adding that to my to-do list and see if I can search for something about it.


It seems immediate awarding wasn’t around in July 2014…

Searched meta.discourse.org and there is a wiki post about badges that you may be interested in.

The triggers to award a badge in the Badge Admin panel are…

So, if adding a member to a group using https://discuss.okfn.org/groups/{group_name}/members counts as a When a user is edited or created trigger, then badges may be able to be awarded immediately.

@gsilvapt I will experiment with your user and a new test group, oktest, and badge to see if this works. Let’s hope you get a new badge.


Sure thing, go ahead! Thanks for testing! Let me know if it works in the end :smiley:


OK getting closer…

  1. Created the oktest group.
  2. Used these settings for the test Immediate badge

  1. Added @gsilvapt to oktest
  2. Immediately granted an Immediate badge

  1. Existing members of oktest (@danfowler and @Stephen) not awarded a badge.

EDIT: @Stephen just awarded a badge. Dan not yet. Maybe it just takes a little while to execute.

EDIT 2: And Dan now has a badge :smile:

@danfowler @rufuspollock how would you like to progress with this new capability?


Will remove @gsilvapt from group using https://discuss.okfn.org/groups/oktest/members to test if daily revocation works.


Extra information and SQL from https://meta.discourse.org/t/a-badge-for-all-members-of-a-group/18147/14?u=stephen_gates

Implemented this query for group/badge combos:

  • oktest/immediate
  • okau/okau.

and is working:

  • Manually adding a user to a group, awards a badge in a few minutes
  • Manually removing a user from a group, removes the badge daily. (Not sure when batch jobs run - Guessing around midnight Washington; 5am London; 2pm Brisbane Australia)

So what doesn’t seem to be working is automatically assigning membership to an OK Local group based on a user assigning a country in their profile. @danfowler @nealbastek is that something that can be done or have we run down that path already?

Edit: batch seemed to run around 11pm Brisbane Australia time.


I am sorry I cannot help that much guys!

Also, I did a small edit in the first message that I would like to implemente in the group’s description. Thanks!


@gsilvapt You should be able to edit the post yourself as you are the owner


Oh, sorry! you’re absolutely right!