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Since some users have so much reputation and have done so much for helping other on Stack Overflow, how about having badges named after them?

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  1. Jon Skeet Gold badge

    for having 50 Gold badges

  2. Jon Skeet silver badge

    for having 500 silver badges

  3. Jon Skeet bronze badge

    for having 500 bronze badges

  4. Marc Gravell badge

    for having more than 300 upvotes on an answer

Since it will be very difficult for obtaining such a high number of badges, they will be, can we can say, prestigious. In a way this will honour the users after whom the badges are named.

Or finally maybe we can have a Stack Overflow "hall of fame" for really great users on Stack Overflow.

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    There's too much red tape involved in this, as you'd have to get permission from the user, etc. Also, the users who only really deserve these badges are the people themselves, and they already have that badge in the form of their name.
    – casperOne
    Jan 21, 2012 at 17:31
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    we can have a Stack Overflow "hall of fame" for really great users on Stack Overflow. Done. Anything else I could help you with? :P
    – yannis
    Jan 21, 2012 at 18:00
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    Why all of the downvotes? Where the heck else can PresleyDias ask this question? Are we going to create an environment where good, enthusiastic and well-intentioned users are afraid to contribute??? Jan 21, 2012 at 18:32
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    @Matthew, voting works differently on Meta. Jan 21, 2012 at 18:42
  • @MichaelPetrotta- Ok, thanks. I didn't know that, and not sure where to (or if I should) ask ;)! Jan 21, 2012 at 18:45
  • @MatthewPatrickCashatt : so we'll run out of badges i think in 5 years or fewer :) Jan 22, 2012 at 6:10
  • This actually used to be possible on Meta; this question was once tagged [jon-skeet], as were several other less popular ones.
    – Pops
    Jan 23, 2012 at 16:08

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I once half-jokingly proposed an "Egregious" badge

for earning 200 daily reputation for 30 consecutive days

(At tex.sx, one of our top users, egreg, has done just that.)

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    So we'd award Jon Skeet with that how many times?
    – casperOne
    Jan 21, 2012 at 18:01
  • Let's just say the badge couldn't be earned multiple times. ;-)
    – lockstep
    Jan 21, 2012 at 18:03
  • Technically, you should, if you can do it over multiple 30-day windows. It wouldn't be a rolling 30 days.
    – casperOne
    Jan 21, 2012 at 18:08

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