Badge Pioneers are the savvy badge collectors who were first to claim a badge. Yes, we brought back the old school Kings, but named them Pioneers now! If you previously had Kings, you’ll now see them as Pioneers.
I know it sounds silly, but it was Walter’s Tweet that sparked my brain. Call it a brain fart, but I forgot that we took snapshots of the database 3 times a day. When I first thought of the backups I thought well if I restore a cPanel backup, it will overwrite **everything** so any new badges or XP claimed would be lost. When I went to reply to his tweet, I was going to say yeah we do backups 3 times a day but it’s not that simple. And that’s when I remembered the 3 extra backups only contained the database, in text format, so I could actually recover the old Kings.
I hope this resolves any issues. Now as for the name, a Pioneer is a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. I feel that fits the concept better than King. When I think of King I think of King of the Hill, or the fact that Kings can be overthrown by new Kings. But a Pioneer, you can’t argue that. No matter what Neil Armstrong will be the first man on the moon, nobody can take that away from him.
While I was restoring the Pioneer functions, I realized it was actually a daily cron job doing it. Booooooring. Now when you are first to claim a badge, it alerts you and you get listed as a Pioneer right away.