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I was just curious,
why is epic a silver badge if only 73 users have been awarded with it?

For example:
Epic - 73

Electorate - 193

My point was to reduce the level of epic, like "hit the daily reputation cap on 30 days" so it becomes some what at par with other silver badges.

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There are only 67 pundits, and it's a silver badge too. – mmyers Apr 5 '10 at 17:28
@mmyers :) Came to my mind, but IMO "pundit" badge doesn't say much about programming prowess (comments with score > 10 may be due to poster's wittiness or may be the comment was funny :), so it being a silver badge is justified IMHO. – nvl Apr 5 '10 at 20:19
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Because Epic is the tinfoil version of Legendary, which is gold.

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:) but still, epic is tough to achieve compared to other silver badges. – nvl Apr 5 '10 at 7:51
@nvl, but then we should introduce a unique material to each badge, since each one is tough compared to some badges, and easier comared to others. Wolfram badges, Platinum badges, Wooden badges, etc... – Pavel Shved Apr 5 '10 at 8:38
@Pavel: Actually, that'll be fun. Should be a feature-request. – xmm0 Apr 5 '10 at 13:11

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