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Does SO already have a badge that is awarded to the user for the first time he gets an accepted answer on a featured question? Should we get one?

I would suggest naming it the Bounty Hunter badge, of course.

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Related: link. Would be a dupe if it wasn't marked [status-completed]. –  Gelatin Oct 27 '10 at 1:15

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up vote 11 down vote accepted
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Yes, I want a bronze badge! Please daddy.

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Fill in all the fields on your profile and you'll get one! –  yhw42 Nov 2 '10 at 0:48
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(PS: I'm not your daddy.) –  yhw42 Nov 2 '10 at 0:48

You already get the bounty (or 15 rep for accepted answer), isn't that reward enough?

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@Tobias Having 25 people upvote your question isn't reward enough? You still get a badge for it anyway. –  karlphillip Oct 26 '10 at 12:18
    
@karlphillip: touché. But these badges probably had to be introduced for fairness when the Altruist and Investor badges where introduced to encourage users to put bounties on other users questions. OTOH, one gets a badge for first posted answer etc, so why not? +1 –  Tobias Kienzler Oct 26 '10 at 12:45
    
@Tobias Take the Benefactor badge for instance: first bounty you manually awarded on your own question. You already receive the bounty, but you also get a badge with it. We are talking about a bronze badge. These are common and many of them are pretty easy to get. Featured questions usually take a bit more experience to answer, and I think it would be nice to receive a BRONZE badge for the first time you do it. –  karlphillip Oct 26 '10 at 12:45
    
@karlphillip: as said, you already convinced me :) –  Tobias Kienzler Oct 26 '10 at 12:49
    
@Tobias Thank you, mate! ;) –  karlphillip Oct 26 '10 at 12:50
    
@karlphillip You don't get Benefactor for receiving a bounty. –  Grace Note Oct 28 '10 at 12:52
    
@Grace What? You put 50 rep for bounty and if you answer your own question you can't have the rep back? Where does the points go to? –  karlphillip Oct 28 '10 at 12:57
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@karl You get Benefactor for awarding anyone the bounty you placed on your question. It's basically earned for actually awarding the bounty, not letting it auto-award after 7 days. As for what happens if you award yourself a bounty, the bounty is simply gone. You paid for the exposure of the question, you don't get the reputation back simply because you happened to answer it yourself. Otherwise, you could indefinitely sponsor a question on the featured tab, among other things. –  Grace Note Oct 28 '10 at 12:59
    
@Grace Thanks for the update. –  karlphillip Oct 28 '10 at 13:01

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