It's Update Time!
What a week! The sun is finally shining, lockdown is easing up and most importantly: we’re releasing tons of new exciting features to make your experience on our community even better! We’re so proud of the community that we’re building together and have really enjoyed reading your feedback over the past few weeks since we launched our new interface. We’ve also enjoyed hearing just how much our support has helped you and love to read the kind and open-minded posts you’ve been sharing with other users. We are constantly working hard to constantly improve our community and to make it as easy and as enjoyable to use as possible.
Today we are launching several new features! 🎉
Introducing User Ranks
Visit your profile or click on your username in the navigation bar and you'll see your user rank! We're introducing 14 different ranks based on your level of activity and participation within the community. Not only does this reward you with new features and shiny new badges, but it also helps users tell the difference between new members to our community versus users who are super active. Whenever you post, blog or even react to somebody else's content, you'll receive points which will determine your user rank. The more points you get, the higher your rank. For now, we have 14 different levels and over time, we'll be exploring add-ons to this system. Don't worry, we've looked at all of your previous activity on community and already awarded you points and determined your rank!
Your rank will display on your profile and below your username in all of your posts! 😃
Introducing User Badges
On your profile, you may have already noticed the new badge showcase - this is visible on all user profiles and you'll be able to earn new badges in so many different ways. Some badges will be based on your activity on community, others will be awarded individually by staff and we'll also be introducing some limited edition badges that can be earned through participating in competitions and events. Whenever you receive a badge, you'll receive a notification and it'll instantly show on your user profile. We're not going to spoil the surprise, so the criteria to achieving most of the new badges will be hidden. But for now, here's a preview:
Best Answer Badge: automatically received if a response you post to a thread is marked as the Best Answer.
Howdy Badge: automatically received after posting an introduction.
AMA Audience Badge: ask a question for a celebrity or special guest during an AMA session to receive this.
Gone Viral Badge: create a popular thread or blog to receive this.
Pride 2021 Badge: anybody can request this badge! Just post a reply to this thread to receive yours.
Over the coming weeks, we'll be introducing even more features - including push notifications to your phone whenever somebody responds to your posts!
- Harper 😃
As someone who has gone through my own fair share of bullying I wanted to ask you all a question. 👇🏻
What do you wish the person who is bullying/bullied you knew?
For me it would be to a guy from school when i was 15/16. I wish you knew I already had such fragile self esteem, I already felt ugly and not good enough. I already felt painfully awkward around the opposite sex and it felt like you took a sledge hammer to what was a paper cut.
Above all I wish you knew how it felt to be bullied by you. To be on the receiving end of your own cruel and toxic behaviour. But maybe you did because even though you said those words aloud to me they came from your voice and you had to live with that voice everyday and I bet you anything it said even worse things to you.
Have a think, what would you like them to know?
If you feel like it post back and share what you would say. 📝
Sending support and positivity as always.
Holly will be live on Community on Tuesday 29th at 4PM BST. Leave your questions below and receive a notification when she replies!
I’m Holly Hagan - TV personality, nutrition coach and Ditch the Label Ambassador. I try to use my platform to raise awareness of the many mistakes I’ve made in the past when it comes to diet culture. Educating people on the correct way to look after their body and mental health. I speak a lot about my experience with eating disorders and fad diets which were a product of years of appearance based bullying both on and offline.
Meeting Ditch the Label I felt an instant connection to the brand and new it was something I wanted to be involved in! Since then we’ve worked on many partnerships together and have even spoken with MPs in the House of Lords on the topic of body image. I’m so proud to be a Ditch the Label ambassador, they have not only helped me but many of my friends overcome difficult online abuse.
Feel free to ask me anything and hopefully I can use my knowledge and experiences to help you. Ask me anything from body image and nutrition to trolling and about my time on Geordie Shore. I'm an open book! ❤️
- Holly Hagan x
Welcome to the first Ditch the Label Number Chase!
Whew! What an amazing month June has turned out to be. Not only have we been celebrating Pride month but we also saw the launch of our new support community and tons of new exciting features. It's been great seeing so much activity on here and lovely to welcome so many new faces! To celebrate an amazing month, we're launching the first ever Ditch the Label Number Chase! Your chance to bag some exclusive goodies from Ditch the Label and our partners!
The July Loot Box
This month, up for grabs:
A Ditch the Label t-shirt of your choice
A Ditch the Label Karma Band of your choice
A signed copy of FEARLESS by Ditch the Label's CEO Liam Hackett
An exclusive Number Chase badge on Community, plus 75 Community points!
How to Enter
To enter, all you have to do is choose a number from 1-100 and comment with it below. Choose wisely as you only get 1 chance. You can enter any time from now until midnight BST on 14th July 2021. A number will be generated at random and if it matches the number you chose, you win! We'll announce the number and winner no later than the 16th July. If nobody chose the right number, a new number will be generated until somebody wins. If multiple people chose the same number, they will each win a Loot Box. This competition is strictly 1 entry per person. Entering on multiple accounts will disqualify you (trust us, we'll know 😅).
Good luck! 😍