Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 155 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I really can't get the point why I was awarded the "quorum" badge. What does the "quorum" badge represent? Any suggestion..

share|improve this question
1  
You're well on your way to Convention! – palswim Dec 29 '10 at 16:43
up vote 4 down vote accepted

http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=quorum

Quorum (n)

a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/quorum

quorum (plural quorums)

The minimum number of members required for a group to officially conduct business and to cast binding votes, often but not necessarily a majority or supermajority.

"We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum."

Check out the http://meta.stackoverflow.com/faq , and even in the Stack Overflow FAQ proper it says

If you want to talk about the site itself, please don't do it here. Visit our meta-discussion site where you can talk about things like what questions are appropriate, what tags we should use, suggest a feature, or generally discuss how Stack Overflow works.

share|improve this answer

The description is pretty clear:

"One post with score of 2 on meta"

where meta is the meta site of that specific Stack Exchange site.

Additionally, there's a silver version of that badge named "Convention" which is defined to be:

"10 posts with score of 2 on meta"

share|improve this answer
3  
AND there is a link to meta in the badge description itself! – Jeff Atwood Dec 13 '10 at 7:50
    
I guess it also requires that the post is NOT tagged as community wiki, which might be a bit confusing when you look at your posts, specially on meta, where a lot of questions that are answered a lot is just that... So you might have a lot of posts that has more than 2 rep. and you still haven't got the Qourum badge because they are community wiki – awe Dec 13 '10 at 12:11

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .