I propose a new "bug hunter" silver (maybe gold?) badge to ppl who started a question explicitly signaling a BUG, the bug being confirmed and fixed.

I think is right to promote SO-SF-SU-MSO improvement.

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    You thin it will be a rare one, because most bugs are by design? – Ladybug Killer Aug 27 '09 at 7:30
  • yes, I think that the network is very well organized and written, so I don't think that every day someone finds a real bug – drAlberT Aug 27 '09 at 7:32
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    SO prides itself on the number of "intentional" bugs in its source – Ian Elliott Aug 27 '09 at 7:51
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    Those aren't bugs but just undocumented features... – Wim ten Brink Aug 27 '09 at 13:23
  • For some reason, I now have Steve Irwin's voice in my head reading this question to me. Crikey! – Troggy Aug 27 '09 at 15:34
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    @LadybugKiller: That would just mean it is worth a gold badge. – Steven Jeuris Nov 4 '11 at 22:47

The problem is that this is a badge that's specific to Meta - not to the Trilogy sites. Site-specific badges aren't a great idea, IMO.

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  • Uhmm, I did not had thought about this aspect. I agree with you, so I close this post. +1 for you. – drAlberT Apr 14 '10 at 13:41
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    I realize this is a very old answer but since they created the quorum and convention badges this reason may no longer be valid – Some Helpful Commenter May 4 '12 at 14:08
  • @SomeHelpfulCommenter Actually, those can still be extended to other sites in the SE network since they each have their own meta sites and rep/badges is/are linked between main and meta. Stack Overflow is the odd one out here because its meta is considered the meta for the entirety of Stack Exchange (I think they're working on a separation). – Yawus Jul 12 '12 at 21:00
  • For those who are interested by Yawus's comment: yes, separation is in the works. – Pops Jul 30 '12 at 18:21

I always give what seem to be valid bug reports (and retag requests) an upvote, to reward those pointing things out and taking initiative.

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  • Thanks for doing that, but it doesn’t seem to help; most of the community still closes and dismisses them. – Timwi Aug 2 '10 at 9:06

I see someone is a little proud of their bug. :)

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    eheh, LOL ... I think every open community lives on the "ego" of their members :P – drAlberT Aug 27 '09 at 7:34
  • I really think that this badge should exists, so if you want make it non retroactive and I'll not be badged until next bug I'll discover :) – drAlberT Aug 27 '09 at 7:54
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    Jeff Atwood or not, shouldn't this be a comment instead? :) – Steven Jeuris Nov 4 '11 at 22:48
  • @StevenJeuris Well... meta is a little more relaxed. We all know that. And I think his point is that not everybody needs a badge: they're already proud. – Anonymous Penguin Aug 1 '13 at 15:25

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