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Chart Your Progress Surfing XP Badge TEs

Earlier on today one of Tim’s Golden Chickens of XP was on a break from laying duties and came into TimTech Towers for a chat.

“Hey Tim!” clucked the Golden Chicken of XP.

“Go away, I don’t talk to chickens,” said Tim.

With its feathers a bit ruffled it went on its way to find someone else to talk to.

“Hey Larry!” clucked the Golden Chicken of XP.

“Go away, I am dealing with support tickets,” said Larry.

It didn’t take the chicken long to find Brenda.

“Hey Brenda!” clucked the Golden Chicken of XP.

But Brenda was not expecting a visit from a Golden Chicken of XP so she chased it away with her cane.

“I give up,” said the Golden Chicken of XP. “If you want a job doing around here you have to do it yourself.”

Then it found a computer which was connected to the TimTech mainframe and started pecking away with the keyboard with its golden beak.

“Peck, peck, peck, peck,” went the golden beak of the Golden Chicken of XP.

For many hours it went “peck, peck, peck, peck, peck” and was so lost in its work that Golden Chicken of XP Number Two had to pull a double laying shift just to cover.

Finally it hit enter and a new CTP page came into existence:

CTP Surf Exchanges for XP page

Basically this page lists all the traffic exchanges with XP upgraded incremental surf badges and each time you claim one on any given day that badge gets greyed out to mark your progress.

Also the order in which the TEs are shown will change on a regular basis based on the numbers of badges claimed.

The page can be found on the dropdown menu once you click on the “Earn Points For Your Team” button in CTP.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

XP badge claimed page on CTP with greyed out badges

28 responses to “Chart Your Progress Surfing XP Badge TEs”

  1. Awesome way to keep track of XP sites. Great job golden crispy chicken. MMMMM

  2. Kathy Dyer says:

    Wow! Supercool! Fantastic!
    And did I mention that I really like it?
    Great new feature.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks, great way to keep track!

  4. Tom Wacker says:

    It’s not cowardly, and it’s certainly not chicken, looks like it will work just fine.

    Not bad for a chicken, that’s for sure.

  5. Joao Ramos says:

    Fantastic! 🙂

  6. Stephen Whittle says:


  7. steven schofield says:

    Great way to keep track of your progress so u can get the golden egg of xp badge.

  8. Charlotte says:


  9. easier to keep track of my self …cool 🙂

  10. Georgia Stewart says:


  11. Sig says:

    Nice and easy indeed!

    Good work

  12. Rob P. says:

    Now I see the problem with these Golden Eggs I thought only a Goose could lay them but alas the order of life has been changed most probably genetically engineered to be exact now it’s a chicken that lays Golden eggs.
    Bring back the goose I say they lay a bigger egg full of goldness dump the pathetic little chicken eggs.

    Late breaking news as I type a message from the Chicken itself.
    The eggs are worth a little bit more now 🙂

    Dosn’t change my thinking.

  13. Wendy says:

    More convenient now!

  14. Raj G says:


    This is really helpful…

    Can Nerd Surf Badge progress be included to provide a comprehensive picture…?

    Thanks for your consideration…

    ~ Raj


  15. Awesome jobs Golden Chicken! peck .. peck . peck . peck

  16. Myra P says:

    Woah is all I can say right now…

  17. Wendy Browning says:

    This seems like it will be a very useful tool. I think I will like it a lot. Thank you once again to improve our training and learning experience.

  18. Karen Kuty says:

    Thanks for the cool visual way to keep track of where to find XP badges.

  19. I see you’ve got Miss Prissy working overtime…

    (fans of Looney Tunes will get it 😀 )


  20. A little late commenting, have been having computer problems, but I say it’s a great idea you can check anytime and know where you are with each site. Good Job!

  21. Patricia Dean says:

    Thanks for the info

  22. Lynn M says:

    Once again you have outdone yourself with the telling of the tale, Patrick! I laughed through this whole thing (and Tim’s “I don’t talk to chickens” response – priceless!).

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