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The gold "Grrrreat answer!" badge requires 100 upvotes. This is a high threshold! A low view count answer with some excellent information in it will probably never reach this threshold. Still the user's knowledge should be appreciated by more than 9 upvotes, I feel.

I'd like a way to nominate great answers, outstanding information that not everyone will appreciate, by the very nature of the degree of specialization of that information.

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My vaguely related proposal for a 20k power. –  dmckee Oct 13 '11 at 2:05
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Have you considered "nominating" by upvoting the answer? –  meagar Oct 13 '11 at 2:47
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Add a bounty to the question. The more people who see it the more will upvote the good answers. –  agf Oct 13 '11 at 4:19
    
@meagar NO. –  bobobobo Oct 13 '11 at 15:41
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@bobobobo Maybe you should. –  meagar Oct 13 '11 at 15:42
    
@meagar NO. –  bobobobo Oct 13 '11 at 15:52
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@bobobobo I'm just saying, that's what they're for. –  meagar Oct 13 '11 at 16:57

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This is a high threshold!

That's why it's a gold badge. They're comparatively rare and hard-to-get. If you make it easier to get, more of them will get handed out.

There are other badges for folks who toil away in obscure tags. And, of course, the satisfaction and pride of a job well-done.

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...and nothing says pwnage like getting a gold badge in the whitespace tag or some other oddity. –  Wesley Murch Oct 13 '11 at 5:16
    
It's too bad there aren't any (gold) badges awarded for said whitespace tag. (yet‽) –  Nightfirecat Oct 13 '11 at 5:33
    
@Nightfirecat - This answer is the closest by about 30 votes at a score of 86. It's possible. –  Kevin Vermeer Oct 13 '11 at 12:41
    
GRRRREAT ANSWER! (just kidding. This is a normal good answer.) –  bobobobo Oct 13 '11 at 15:41
    
btw, this is the answer that inspired the post. Its really good. –  bobobobo Oct 13 '11 at 15:53

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