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My proposal just hit beta, and people started pouring in. I expected some badge on area51, but I got nothing. A bit anticlimatic, or maybe something will happen later on ?

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The satisfaction of knowing that you were the genesis of a potentially successful community isn't enough? – casperOne Feb 15 '12 at 2:44
You get a site where you can ask questions on a subject you are intered in. – Zoredache Feb 15 '12 at 8:01
@casperOne : the same can be said for every operation I do on SO/SE. The mechanism of badges is to mark milestones and achievements. – Stefano Borini Feb 15 '12 at 9:22

There is no badge1 for getting a site into beta, but there is one you should get for completing beta:

  • Founder: Participated in the definition, commitment, and beta phases of a successful site

Badges aren't awarded automatically: assuming you meet the requirements, you should receive it within 24 hours.

Note 1: There's is, however, the Revolution badge (and its silver/bronze equivalents), which was to have a proposal with 100 followers or committers. Since you need 200 committers to get into beta, you should've gotten it long ago.

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yuhuuuu ! thanks :) – Stefano Borini Feb 15 '12 at 1:42
@StefanoBorini I misread the Founder badge; there is indeed no badge for getting a site into beta: have to make it to launch. – user149432 Feb 15 '12 at 1:45
;_; ;_; ;_; ;_; – Stefano Borini Feb 15 '12 at 1:46

A bucket load of reputation that won't go away should be a good enough reward;-) Not to mention the inevitable badges that will result

Aside from that, there are a few opportunities for rewards, but the second person to join the project gets just as much as the original person, including the Founder badge, among others.

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