So far as I can tell, badges exist to create incentive for good behavior, but they don't actually confer any additional privileges to the user, or unlock any features. Are there any badges that do unlock additional privileges or features?

  • Features yes, privileges no. – Mat Apr 15 '12 at 9:05
  • @Mat elaborate? – Shep Apr 15 '12 at 9:07
  • Manishearth pointed out a feature that gets enabled when you get a given badge - so yes, badges can unlock (at least one) feature (not aware of any others). But privileges are linked to reputation (and tag scores for synonyms and wiki stuff), not badges. – Mat Apr 15 '12 at 9:09
  • @Mat I've changed the question slightly to include features, since that's what I was curious about in the first place, and that's how the only answer seemed to intemperate the question. – Shep Apr 15 '12 at 10:26
  • It's clearer this way indeed. (No idea why someone would downvote this question... meta is a strange place.) – Mat Apr 15 '12 at 10:28
  • @Mat: Lots of reasons. For example, there are no freehand circles. – Cody Gray Apr 15 '12 at 10:34

Yep. The Getting the Strunk and White badge lets you track your reviews in a comprehensive manner (as well as unlocking more badges). Observe:

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Terms and conditions apply

  • Hmm, is that the only one? – Shep Apr 15 '12 at 9:05
  • @Shep: The only one I know of. – Manishearth Apr 15 '12 at 9:05

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