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Yes, I've seen Is it possible to get multiple Fanatic/Enthusiast badges?

But what about making it multiple? ;-) Having 100 consecutive visits several times undoubtedly deserves an award.

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Programming a bot that gets the badge for you is perhaps more deserving. –  belisarius Jul 21 '11 at 1:48

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Fanatic is already probably the easiest gold badge you can get -- it's the only one that doesn't require active participation. Being able to earn 3/year while doing nothing devalues the other gold badges that require significant work to achieve

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To get my fanatic badge I took 3g modem and laptop to my christmas trip to not break the chain. Don't agree it was easy :-))) –  zerkms Jul 21 '11 at 0:02
    
@zerkms: I lost hundreds of accumulated days when I went to NZ :( –  alex Jul 21 '11 at 0:11
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@zerkms It's easier than editing 500 posts, or writing a post that gets 100 score. Some people write a script to do it and don't even visit the site –  Michael Mrozek Jul 21 '11 at 1:38
    
@Michael Mrozek: then probably it doesn't deserve to be gold initially at all? –  zerkms Jul 21 '11 at 1:41
    
According to this just visiting isn't enough. –  Dave Newton Jan 17 '12 at 2:14
    
@DaveNewton It is if you visit the right page; visiting the homepage isn't enough, but viewing a question is. My point was it doesn't require you to actually do anything but view a page –  Michael Mrozek Jan 17 '12 at 2:30
    
I'd argue that Electorate is the easiest gold badge to get. While it takes a little more effort than simply visiting the page each day, 600 votes on questions with a 30 vote limit each day would take 20 days to accomplish, and they don't have even be consecutive days. Truth in reporting, though, I have the Fanatic badge, but not the Electorate. –  Matt Davis Aug 17 '12 at 6:50

SE-sites are not about you. They are not about me. They are not about Get-as-more-badges-as I-can-doing-nothing-except-visiting-some-website.

They are about our contribution in the knowledge base. Although you can honor yourself like @zerkms that you've visited some site 1/3 of the year, the community didn't earn anything from this. Not even a simple answer - round zero.

At the some sites, Mortarboard is far less easy to get than Fanatic. And instead of just visiting the site you should go to unanswered section and answer some of them. And this will be far more useful.

IMO.

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