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There's a web site called Mozilla Open Badges that serves as a clearinghouse for badge issuers and earners. It would be cool if Stack Exchange could support this.

Would this be possible?

A basic introduction to badges (for a badge issuer) can be found here, and a technical introduction is here.

A different possibility is that someone can make a separate site that awards openbadges based on the stackoverflow api - would this be possible?

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Why the down votes? – Inkbug Aug 14 '12 at 5:13
Downvote because the emphasis should be on the questions and answers, not those asking or answering. – Nick Larsen May 15 '13 at 20:22

OpenBadge also provides a feature to upload the badges manually. But I also agree that it would be nice if StackExchange provides a feature to sync with Mozilla OpenBadges.

I twitted with Mozilla Badge in Twitter (@openbadges). Their response is as follows

Thanks for your interest in Open Badges. We're in discussions with them but a little community interest never hurt.

Image : Manual Upload of mozilla OpenBadges

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I don't have a problem with uploading the badges manually, the problem is the creating the badges - Stack Exchange needs to host stuff here. – Inkbug Jul 17 '12 at 8:19
@Inkbug I agree with you. – Dinesh P.R. Jul 17 '12 at 8:20

See the "flair" page in your profile for a way of displaying your StackExchange prowess on other sites.

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Flair is incompatible with Mozilla Open Badges, so this doesn't help me. – Inkbug Jul 12 '12 at 19:36
So your question is actually "Can SO support the Mozilla Open Badges service?" I'll edit it to fit. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 12 '12 at 19:41
Yes. That's basically what I meant. – Inkbug Jul 13 '12 at 5:05

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