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?


  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 '12 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 '12 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??? – Matt Cashatt Jan 21 '12 at 18:32
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    @Matthew, voting works differently on Meta. – Michael Petrotta Jan 21 '12 at 18:42
  • @MichaelPetrotta- Ok, thanks. I didn't know that, and not sure where to (or if I should) ask ;)! – Matt Cashatt Jan 21 '12 at 18:45
  • @MatthewPatrickCashatt : so we'll run out of badges i think in 5 years or fewer :) – TheFisherMan Jan 22 '12 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 '12 at 16:08

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 '12 at 18:01
  • Let's just say the badge couldn't be earned multiple times. ;-) – lockstep Jan 21 '12 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 '12 at 18:08

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