At the moment there's Quorum and Convention which encourage participation on meta and seem to be related (bronze / silver style.) However, there's no gold badge in this family - would this be a good idea to encourage more long term participation in meta?
What is meta?
- Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
- The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
- Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates
I think encouraging more meta participation is a good thing. Adding a gold badge would complete the family of badges. Something like 100 posts with a score of 2 might fit it nicely. Not sure about a name.
In my opinion, no. I think a gold badge would cause badge hunters to swamp Meta with content that they wouldn't be contributing if there weren't a prize to collect.
The only long-term Meta activity that I find generally support-worthy for every user is voting. An additional Electorate-like badge for Meta voting I would welcome.