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Consolation badges for hitting the reputation cap hard

Possibly silly, but why not have an overachiever badge?

Overachiever: Received X upvotes, all after hitting the reputation cap

(full disclosure, there's no way I'd qualify for this badge for any non-trivial value for X)


Or, Andrew's version which I like better

Overachiever: Received X upvotes on at least Y posts, all after hitting the reputation cap

Which of course would prevent users from getting the badge for one good answer on a popular question.

I'd also be interested in hearing Bronze, Silver, and Gold naming possibilities anyone might have.

This was requested here, and was oddly marked as status complete with the advent of the Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary badges, even though those badges have nothing to do with votes over the cap.

marked as duplicate by Adam Lear Jan 20 '12 at 4:19

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    Have it apply for X votes, on at least Y posts, after hitting the cap; and be a one-time thing (perhaps with B, S, G variations), and I think I like it. – Andrew Barber Jan 19 '12 at 18:15
  • @Andrew - yes - absolutely. – Adam Rackis Jan 19 '12 at 18:17
  • @PopularDemand - odd that it was marked as complete when Epic and Legendary have nothing to do with upvotes over the cap – Adam Rackis Jan 19 '12 at 18:26
  • @Andrew: I dislike the Y posts bit. That will just cause people to want to spam additional answers so they can get the badge, if they've already achieved the other requirements. – animuson Jan 19 '12 at 18:35
  • @animuson I think I see your point. I guess I was just thinking that it be something beyond, say, having one super-post in a day that gets masses of upvotes. – Andrew Barber Jan 19 '12 at 18:41
  • This seems like it would almost go hand-in-hand with mortarboard. Yes, some people just hit 200 by the smallest margin and stop, but often enough, people blow right past it. I know it's different, but it's almost like 2 badges for the same thing. (Although we already have something like that phenomenon in another badge pair, Nice Answer and Enlightened.) – Anthony Pegram Jan 19 '12 at 18:58
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    And if it's something given each time it happened, Jon Skeet just got n more badges, where n is the number of days SO has existed. – Anthony Pegram Jan 19 '12 at 18:59
  • @Anthony - Nice answer and Enlightened is a good example, and in fact I think this badge would me more dissimilar to epic/mortarboard than enlightened is to nice answer. But yeah, definitely a one time badge (just like Epic is) – Adam Rackis Jan 19 '12 at 19:54
  • I would make the badge take into account only additional votes gained on posts made after the daily rep limit was hit. – cdeszaq Jan 19 '12 at 20:08

Given that badges for Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary already exist, this seems a little superfluous.

If this gets enacted, I think having it as a gold only one-time badge makes sense.

  • One-time for sure. I'm not sure how superfluous it is over epic and legendary though. This badge would be for votes above and beyond the cap. – Adam Rackis Jan 19 '12 at 19:53

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