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Brony@Home Signature/Stat Banners

The Longer B@H has been around, the more our familiar stat banners have increased in functionality to accommodate different users and display more varied data. Naturally, this has resulted in added complexities. As such, a proper manual is provided below to help you understand the banner's capabilities, and how to use each feature.



How it works:

The stat banners are known as dynamically-generated images. This is created with a file running certain code to display varying data and features, which are influenced by the variables inputted by users. Here is a simplified outline of what the code does when you load an image:
  1. Read the variables in the image URL defined by the user
  2. Check data files stored on server for age. If data is older than 1 hour, download new data from stat sites
  3. Create the base image chosen by the user from the URL variables
  4. Display relevant data by printing it on top of the image



Functionality:

There are four different modes available for the banners. Each mode will display different sorts of information:
  • Folding@Home only: Displays user and team name, rank in team and overall, points and rank of team, and total and daily points
  • BOINC only: Displays same data for BOINC, plus number of ranks the team has risen overall in BOINC
  • Folding@Home and BOINC: Excludes team stats to make room for displaying user stats in Folding@Home and BOINC
  • EyeWire only: Displays user name, points, cubes completed and trailblazes made in EyeWire, overall accuracy, points per cube, and trailblaze frequency (percentage of cubes you submit that are trailblazed).



Image URL Formats:

Displaying these banners is like displaying any other kind of image. You have a URL, and you add it to wherever it needs to be placed, such as between image tags in HTML or forum markup. The formats for the four modes are as follows:

Folding@Home only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=FOLDINGUSERID&t=FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

BOINC only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=BOINCUSERID&t=BOINCTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

Folding@Home and BOINC:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=BOINCUSERID&p=BOINCTEAMNUMBER&u=FOLDINGUSERID&t=FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

EyeWire only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?e=EYEWIREUSERNAME&b=IMAGE

You will need to substitute the parts in capital letters for the right data. Below, you will find how to obtain this information:

FOLDINGUSERID:
Visit Extreme Overclocking and search for the user name you used to fold with. Click on your user name to enter the User Summary page. In the address bar, there will be some numbers at the end of the URL, just after the part in the address that says "&u=". Example below:

folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=FOLDINGUSERID

Copy the numbers and add them in the relevant place in the banner URL.

FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER:
The Brony@Home team is 212997, so you can add this number to the banner URL. However, you may also use this banner for other teams. In this case, simply add your own team number to this place instead.

BOINCUSERID:
Visit BOINCstats and search for your user name. Click the little graph icon on the right end of your user stats to display the user stats page. Now take the number in the address bar, which is located between "/detail" and "projectList". Example:

boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/detail/BOINCUSERID/projectList

Again, add the number in the relevant place on the banner URL. As a side note: When searching for your user name, you may get duplicate results labelled as "BOINC combined" and "BOINC combined without ASIC". Use "BOINC combined".

BOINCTEAMNUMBER:
Bron@Home's team number is 81403693. Once again, you may use other team numbers if you so wish.

EYEWIREUSERNAME:
This one is very simple. Just add your user name to the relevant area. For those who are curious as to where the stats are sourced from, use the following URL:

eyewire.org/1.0/player/EYEWIREUSERNAME/stats

IMAGE:
Here is where you get to choose your banner's appearance. Further down will be a list of available images you can choose from. Each image will have an image name which you can use in the URL.



Images:

Below is a list of images you may choose from, arranged in alphabetical order. For users who wish to request a different banner, such as one with an OC, send me a PM. Include a link to all graphical resources.


Credits:

My artistic talents don't really go past cropping, scaling, and moving parts of images around, so clearly, none of these were originally made by me. Below are the artists of the original images used in some of the above images:

applejack1
celestia1
changeling1
changeling1 background
fluttershy1
fluttershy1 background
luna1
luna2
luna2 background
octavia1
spitfire1
twilight3



Examples:

Using this information, here are some examples of how the banners should work, when I input my user details:

Folding@Home only:

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1

BOINC only:

[Image: sigimage.php?w=2828648&t=81403693&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=2828648&t=81403693&b=celestia1

Folding@Home and BOINC:

[Image: sigimage.php?w=2828648&p=81403693&u=6018...=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=2828648&p=81403693&u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1

EyeWire only:

[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=celestia1

And if I want to change images (using the Folding@Home only banner) :

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=derpy1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=derpy1

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=twilight2]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=twilight2



If you need any help, make a post, and I can get the URL set up for you.