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So, myself and a colleague were discussing at work just now that we really need a project in our time recording software to mark down our Trilogy site time as we tend to camp there while tests are running, etc.

Which got us thinking...

Should there be a 'Work Hours' related badges (bronze, silver, gold)? I'm sure there would be a few people who qualify for this already. :)

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What are the criteria for awarding this badge? Having a certain percentage of posts made during "working hours"? –  Ether Dec 7 '09 at 21:38
    
That sounds like an applicable criteria –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 21:40
    
Obviously some people haven't seen the tongue in cheek request... –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 21:44
    
Oh, they did, Dan, they are just cheeking you. You know, it's not Friday... –  Ladybug Killer Dec 7 '09 at 21:52
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Congratulations for the first badge I really wouldn't want associated with me. (Even if it somewhat accurate.) –  John Rudy Dec 7 '09 at 22:22
    
It would be interesting to know, of the down voters, what percentage would of achieved at least 1 of the badges? –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 22:38

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This would be encouraging no working in favor of spending time on SO... how will potential employers see people that have this gold badge?

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"So awesome they can spend half their time on S* and still outperform their colleagues". –  womble Dec 7 '09 at 22:26
    
That's a possibility... –  jmfsg Dec 7 '09 at 23:43

I don't know how this would work. There are people working around the clock all over the world. How do you differentiate if everything is based on UTC time? This is a globally used website and they do not store time zone information. On top of that, not everyone works standard hours.

Just kind of seems like more noise then feature/benefit/reward. Maybe you can prove me wrong on how this could work well?

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Location field in profile? Although, yes, Garbage in and Garbage out. It isn't like a few other badges don't get gamed though... –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 21:34
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Just count it all as work time.... ;) –  retracile Dec 7 '09 at 21:54
    
It feels like that sometimes :) –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 21:58

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