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Could a "Hall Monitor" Badge or a "Teacher's Assistant" Badge be created for users on SO which answer 10+ questions which are tagged as homework?

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Wouldn't a better name be Teacher's Assistant, or Tutor? –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 18:23
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There is a tag badge for homework. –  jzd Dec 30 '10 at 19:35

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Badges are supposed to encourage good behavior; why is answering questions better than answering other questions?

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Other badges could be created for specific tags, e.g. a "Java addict" or "data structures architect" badge. –  David Dec 30 '10 at 18:26
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@David There are already tag badges –  Michael Mrozek Dec 30 '10 at 18:27
    
Thanks, I wasn't aware of that!:) –  David Dec 30 '10 at 18:28

Hall Monitor sounds like a badge you'd give to over-active migrators (sending kids on their way to the right destination instead of hanging out and causing trouble), not to people who answer homework (what hall monitor helps people with their homework?).

If you were going to give a badge for it, and that's a tremendously big if, study aide or something like that would be more appropriate.

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You really have a chip on your shoulder about questions getting migrated to programmers, don't you? –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 18:23
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@jinguy thanks for assuming good faith, I really appreciate it. A hall monitor actually does police school hallways to make sure kids go to the right destination. In the context of the Stack Exchange system, doesn't that sound like something a person who opts to migrate a lot of questions would do? –  user149432 Dec 30 '10 at 18:26
    
Good point. I'll change my question to reflect that. –  David Dec 30 '10 at 18:27
    
@Mark, you are completely correct. And my comment was meant to be more of an observation that the errant migration of questions to Programmers was bothering you. –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 18:29
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@jinguy Right, you assumed bad faith. My answer has nothing to do with Programmers.SE migration: if I was going to vent about that, I feel like I'd be more clever than to make a passive-agressive snipe about it or people who participated in that question in an entirely unrelated question. –  user149432 Dec 30 '10 at 18:33
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@Mark, I indeed did assume bad faith. I'm sorry. I guess I just saw a correlation, and assumed causation. –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 18:37
    
@jinguy no problem, happens to the best of us. –  user149432 Dec 30 '10 at 18:42
    
@Mark (side note, it's JJnguy) –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 18:50
    
@JJnguy oops, sorry. I do have a chip on my shoulder about the double-J. –  user149432 Dec 30 '10 at 20:16
    
@Mark, fair enough. I decided to finally change my name from 'jjn' to 'JJn' because too many people make that mistake. The font used here must suck. –  jjnguy Dec 30 '10 at 20:18
    
+1 because a badge for encouraging people to vote questions to where they belong would be cool (and generally an encouragement of good behavior). Probably should only be awarded to people who vote for the location where the question actually gets moved to, and should probably have a fairly high bar to clear (100 moves?). –  Donal Fellows Dec 31 '10 at 17:31

There's already a badge for that.

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