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What is the use of the copper, silver and gold icons next to usernames?
Is there something on this site I can buy to pimp my account?

I'm kind of lost on this one, hope it's the right place to ask this question.

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It's the number of bronze, silver and gold badges you've earned. No, you can't buy them. You earn them for participating in the site in various helpful ways.

Here's a list of badges and how to get them (that's the same link you get when click on the "Badges" button between "Users" and "Unanswered" on the top of the site).

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Thanks, I just had no idea what their use was. Guess I have played a little too much WoW lately. – Filuren Oct 24 '10 at 19:49
@ninjaboi21 You get an Epic Mount [Ethereal Death Unicorn] at 1million rep. not really. :) – Jin Oct 24 '10 at 20:45

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