Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I'd like a badge which will be awarded when you earn at least 200 reputation each day for 10 days. I'd call it the King of the hill badge. Can be earned multiple times:


share|improve this question
possible duplicate of… – ChrisF Apr 27 '10 at 14:55
Now implemented as the Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary badges. – ChrisF Apr 27 '10 at 14:56

I'm generally against badges that are given for doing stuff that'll earn badges anyway and earning the rep cap each day fits into that category.

It especially shouldn't be gold as some users will likely get one every 10 days almost without fail. Its the sort of thing that shouldn't be earnt multiple times either (imho).

I would support,s ay, a silver badge the first time you hit the rep cap in a day but that's about as far as it goes (for me).

share|improve this answer
I agree, badges shouldn't be "pile ons", future badges (like Populist and Reversal) are there to award things that currently go unheralded – Jeff Atwood Aug 18 '09 at 8:28
Although populist will at least get you nice answer and is likely to give a fair dose of reputation too. – Jon Skeet Aug 18 '09 at 8:48
If you posted this as a separate question it might get more attention. – Ether Oct 5 '09 at 3:15

I fear it would only encourage some people to just post a lot of answers, hoping to quickly earn more reputation that day. Even though the current badges do tend to encourage to post often, they do allow for the occasional break to breathe a while and to give your typing fingers a rest. This is not a race, but a community where user input is encouraged.

share|improve this answer

It's reputation hunter badge and hunters are bad for community.

share|improve this answer
I disagree, the incentives are there to drive people to contribute and they do. Some people do it for fun, some for rep, and some for badges. All of those are valid motivations, because at the end of the day, we don't care WHY someone contributed, we only care about the quality. – devinb Aug 18 '09 at 12:06

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .