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Subreddit Flair

You may have noticed some flairs popping up next to usernames during your time around /r/dataisbeautiful. Authors will often either request their flair, or have flairs applied automatically by /u/OC-Bot.

Specialty Flair: Practitioners and Researchers

Are you a data visualization practitioner or researcher? Apply for special DataIsBeautiful flair in a modmail. Please make sure to provide proof that:

  1. you are a data visualization practitioner/researcher, and
  2. this Reddit account belongs to you (e.g., a tweet to us)

OC Flair

OC: X flair is added to automatically, every time an author submits a valid OC post that appears in the top 100 of /r/dataisbeautiful/hot. The bot uses Reddit Search to count the number of OC contributions you have, and applies the flair accordingly.

To view the exact OC contributions a user has submitted (how the bot counts posts), run a Reddit search with the following query: author:username title:[OC] (example). This should list all qualifying OC posts a user has made, and the bot uses the count as that user's flair.

Criteria

Upon posting an OC link, our bot /u/OC-Bot will sniff out the post and make the appropriate changes to your flair. She will also sticky a direct link to the source and tool of your visualization (Rule 3). However, there are qualifications to this. Your post must meet the following criteria for having it count towards your flair:

  • Your flair must not be a specialty flair (e.g., Practitioner, Researcher). If you wish to relinquish flair and instead go the OC: X route, please send a modmail.
  • The way that Search works, titles must have the text [OC] somewhere within.
  • The post must follow all the subreddit rules (the bot checks for mod approval) and must be your own, original visualization.
  • Unfortunately, usernames with a hyphen (-) aren't searchable. This isn't the bot's fault; this is the way that Reddit Search works. We're working with the admins to get this feature repaired. Until then, please use modmail to get your flair manually.

If the bot is not applying your flair, it could be due to one of the issues above. It's also possible that the bot may be down for maintenance or repair, or recently ran into one of Reddit's famous 503 errors. Please be patient, or send us a modmail if you are continuing to see issues; you will receive a prompt and friendly explanation or repair.

Color Distribution

If you have our CSS enabled, you may notice that each OC flair also has a different set of colors. This is by design: the colors represent different quantiles based on how much that user has contributed to this sub. These colors are based on the ColorBrewer BuGn Palette:

Quantile Range Background Color
Bottom 80% 1-6 OC #f0f9e8
Top 20% 7-10 OC #bae4bc
Top 10% 11-15 OC #7bccc4
Top 5% 16-42 OC #43a2ca
Top 1% 43+ OC #0868ac

These quantiles were last updated from data gathered on 2017-10-29.

As the bot runs its course and more stats are gathered, we'll be adjusting these ranges constantly to fit the most accurate model of flair distribution we can.

Posted OC and your flair is missing?

It you haven't posted in the last few months, your flair may not have been applied. We set /u/OC-Bot to do a one-time deep dig to sniff out all the OC posts from /r/dataisbeautiful/hot (only goes back 1 month) and /r/dataisbeautiful/top (only includes highly ranked posts) some time in March 2017. If your username appeared as an OC post as either one of those lists at that time, you likely have the correct flair. Older threads that didn't make it to those lists weren't able to be sniffed out.

So if you notice that you posted OC once upon a time, and your OC flair is missing, then you can do one of the following to make things right:

  • Make a new OC post to DiB while the bot is running. The bot will repeatedly sniff out your post if it's within the first 100 results of /r/dataisbeautiful/hot and apply the correct flair.
  • If you don't want to post, or want to stick with commenting for now, feel free to [send the mods a message](use modmail) to apply the correct flair manually.

Please also note that the bot will only count objects that show up in Reddit Search. If you go back and delete [OC] posts from your history, it will reduce your flair.


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