How about a "Snowbird" badge for migrating X number of questions to SF or SU?

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    I would surely have gold in this area of activity. I upvote you. – Bill the Lizard Aug 27 '09 at 17:42
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    Excluding moderators of course =) – juan Aug 27 '09 at 17:43
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    @Juan: D'oh! X( – Bill the Lizard Aug 27 '09 at 17:46
  • Moderators shouldn't get any badges. They're moderators, ffs. BRB, adding another question... – user1228 Aug 27 '09 at 17:46
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    @Will: Yes, remove as many moderator incentives as possible. We don't want them to be encouraged. ;) – Jeff Yates Aug 27 '09 at 17:47
  • They have the power, now we have to let them have perks as well? – user1228 Aug 27 '09 at 17:49
  • (-1) for the reasons described in my answer – devinb Aug 27 '09 at 18:33
  • declined for both devinb and andrew's reasons. – waffles Oct 14 '11 at 0:27
  • @waffles: I'd decline this because it is a stupid idea. Who the heck thought this was a good idea? Sheesh. – user1228 Oct 14 '11 at 14:36

There aren't badges for "closing questions" because it would cause a stampede of questionable closes. People who are closing things just to get the badge.

Migrating a question is just a particular type of "close", no more or less worthy of a badge than the other reasons to close. It should not get a specialized badge unless each close reason gets its own badge. And, giving each close reason its own badge would just incentivize people to close everything they can see, in order to get the badges.

Closing is not something that should need any incentive. It is a desire to clean up the site that causes us to close questions.

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    No badges for helping keep the site clean. Good one. – user1228 Aug 28 '09 at 16:51
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    You hit it right on the head Will, I'm anti-clean. – devinb Aug 28 '09 at 17:32

What about people treating programmers.SE as a toilet bowl? Would they get the "plumber" badge?

I don't think that migration in particular needs encouraging. Closing questions in general may be worth rewarding, however.


Would be cool but, playing devil's advocate, might overly encourage the rep-whoring. You gotta get to 3000 before you can (in a trackable way) help to migrate questions to other sites.

  • It's already an incentive to get over 3000 the other perks. This wouldn't weight that much more. – perbert Aug 27 '09 at 18:12
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    I do agree. Again, just playing devil's advocate. – squillman Aug 27 '09 at 18:45

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