How about adding a silver version of vox populi badge?

That should encourage people to vote more.

  • If you're not even going to suggest what it does or what the criteria for awarding it will be... – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 14 '12 at 9:56
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn No, I will not suggest. I just wanted to see if it is a stupid idea, and apparently it is (according to votes). Or, did I ask in a bad way? – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 10:01
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    Well, as you have seen, Lucifer came up with a completely random suggestion, to which you replied that you never said it should have that criteria. So what do you have in mind for the badge? – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 14 '12 at 10:04
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn Obviously, you get a badge after using 40 votes for N days. The question is not the number, but whether such badge should exist. – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 11:36
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    Encouraging voting is perhaps something we could do better. However, what criteria should be the gate keeper for earning this badge? Silver badges should be a bit hard to earn. Perhaps consider what might disqualify someone from earning the badge, based on the feedback you received? :) Perhaps the system never invalidating votes from that user? That would mean you are voting well, and helping, and I don't disagree on the idea of an intermediate badge for those managing to accomplish just that. – Tim Post May 14 '12 at 13:31

I do not find it useful. Vox Populi is for one time badge. Making it silver version = Used 40 votes for 100 days, which may cause random or otherwise mindless voting just to earn the badge.

Silver badges are awarded for longer term goals. Silver badges are uncommon, but definitely attainable if you’re interested. (from SO badges page, written under "Legend" caption)

Neither making it silver increases knowledge.

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    I nowhere said it should be 40 votes for 100 days – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 8:54
  • See the basic rule for silver – Lucifer May 14 '12 at 8:54
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    Where to see those rules? – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 8:56
  • well better you first check it, and the suggest for it – Lucifer May 14 '12 at 8:57
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    I still don't get it. What should I check? Where are the basic rules for silver? Which suggest are you talking about? – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 9:04
  • you have silver badge of discussion, just put mouse pointer and read the tool tip – Lucifer May 14 '12 at 9:05
  • A tag for questions that may not necessarily have a clear-cut right or wrong answer and are often subjective. If it's not a bug or feature-request, it is probably a discussion. I still don't see how it matters for silver badges. – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 9:13
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    @VJovic "Silver badges are awarded for longer term goals. Silver badges are uncommon, but definitely attainable if you’re interested." - that's what I read at SO badges page, under "Legend" caption – gnat May 14 '12 at 9:19
  • So, Lucifer, are you saying that vox populi badge causes lots of false voting, and should be removed? @gnat Thanks, I haven't seen that so far. – BЈовић May 14 '12 at 9:50
  • yes, a kind of that, and My meaning was also just as what gnat said. – Lucifer May 14 '12 at 9:51
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    I'm not a fan of this suggestion, but your "reasoning" for disliking it doesn't make sense. It's borderline offensive to put words in the OP's mouth the way you did... at best, it's somewhat duplicitous. – Pops May 14 '12 at 11:39
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    I don't think he meant 'false' as in sockery, I think @Lucifer meant false as in 'Let me go find some stuff to vote for, quickly .. so I get this badge' and that is a valid concern. – Tim Post May 14 '12 at 13:24
  • @BЈовић Testing the @reply feature, in response to this question. Do you receive a notification of this comment? – Cody Gray May 23 '12 at 9:59
  • Since he hasn't replied you back in 16 mins, let me tell you that i received the notification as long as you put it. @TheEstablishment – Lucifer May 23 '12 at 10:16

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