I was looking through the list of badges on Stack Apps and ran across the convention badge. The concept of the convention badge is great - it encourages participation in a site's meta. However, there is no Meta exclusively for Stack Apps.

The link next to the badge description takes you here, so I can only assume this is Stack Apps's Meta. If that be the case, then I should have earned the badge by this point.

I am suggesting one of the following corrections be made:

  • Award the badge according to Meta participation here on Meta.SO.
  • Remove the badge from the list of badges on Stack Apps if it cannot be earned.
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    Next, you'll be asking about the Precognitive badge on the trilogy sites, which is impossible to gain. :-P Me personally? I wouldn't worry about it. Oct 13, 2011 at 5:25
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    @ChrisJester-Young: I'm not worrying about it - I just think that it needs to be addressed for consistency's sake. Oct 13, 2011 at 5:29
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    Similar to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71712/…
    – Pops
    Oct 13, 2011 at 6:16
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    @GeorgeEdison Also quorum. If the answer is like the answer to the post Popular Demand linked (to advertise Meta), just quorum would suffice for the purpose; there is no reason to have two unachievable badges.
    – agf
    Oct 13, 2011 at 7:33

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The badge is present on all sites, that's how we've chosen to standardize them, intentionally. For example the Precognitive badge on Stack Overflow cannot be awarded either. We thought it was more confusing to hide them selectively than not award them selectively.

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