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The Enthusiast/Fanatic badges require users to visit the site for 30/100 consecutive days, respectively. Users must do this actively in some way; i.e., it doesn't count if a user writes a bot/script that just loads the front page, or anything like that.

Well, now we have chat. The public beta chat has right there in its URL. Does participating in chat — again, discounting bots and scripts — but not visiting the parent site count as activity towards the badge requirement?

Of course, this only applies to Meta, until per-site chat is introduced. Assume for the sake of argument that there are no machines out there that can pass the Turing test.

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No it does not.

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Well, that was easy. – Pops Sep 4 '10 at 19:07

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