Can someone make a new badge?
1st answer on year old question "Thank you"

I just 1st answered this year old question Android how to get filename from email attachment? Over a year and not even an attempt at the answer and I answered with a solution that works for preview and downloaded attachments. IDK seems to be pretty important feature for your app when you implement sharing to know the attachment filename.

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    There's already two badges for that: revival & necromancer. – Mat Aug 25 '13 at 17:23
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    Can we make a badge that awards users for removing "Thanks" and such? – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 17:25
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    P.s the whole MIT license thing holds no ground really. All content you post is licensed CC-BY-SA 3.0. And please don't put conditions on your answers such as "for a big bounty I'll do X" – Bart Aug 25 '13 at 17:27
  • @Bart correct. However, what if I add an exception to the license? Like the GNU C runtime does so it can be GNU GPL and be linked to non-GPL modules. – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 17:30
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    @ColeJohnson No expert, but it's true that you can release content under multiple licenses. In this case the OP is free to release it under an MIT license in addition to the CC-BY-SA license. – Bart Aug 25 '13 at 17:31
  • @Bart doing that requires you to follow both licenses. That means if anything is contradictory between the two, then you can't, no matter what, combine them. Like the 4 clause BSD and the GPL. The advertising clause in the 4-BSD contradicts the definition of "free" in the GPL. – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 17:37
  • Ok, OP: I don't really understand your proposed definition: "First answer on year old question 'Thank you'". Are you defining it as the first answer on a year old question? Or the first answer on a year old question with a "Thanks" signature? We already try to remove the "thanks" signatures, so if the system can't figure out to remove it or not, how would it know whether to award the badge or not? – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 17:43
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    So then, @Cole, one cannot add the extra MIT license to the post? "You agree that all Subscriber Content that You contribute to the Network is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Stack Exchange under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. You grant Stack Exchange the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, copy, cache, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works and store such Subscriber Content and to allow others to do so in any medium now known or hereinafter developed (“Content License”) in order to provide the Services, even if [...]" – Arjan Aug 25 '13 at 17:48
  • @Arjan IANAL, but if there is even one clause that contradicts, you can't. – Cole Johnson Aug 25 '13 at 17:53
  • I read all the badges. This person sat for a year and was probably somewhat active on the site. Something I had a recent success in accomplishing gave a working example that I have in a production app. No one on earth could help them but me. It's a year old question where was the community? – danny117 Aug 26 '13 at 0:15
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    "No one on earth could help them but me." ... meh, that's probably a significant exaggeration of the situation. A question slipped through the cracks and wasn't brought to the attention of the community in a significant manner. Can happen. Great that you answered it, but no reason for a new badge in addition to some of the badges we already have, as stated in the answers below. – Bart Aug 26 '13 at 1:46
  • Yes I agree to the site license. The code I posted was already under a MIT license I had an obligation with my original accord to bring the license with the code. Just keep my name with it all that I ask. – danny117 Aug 26 '13 at 2:48
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    You can release code under two licenses. It is done all the time. The user of the code just has to pick one. They cannot combine terms of multiple licenses to create a custom one. – Cody Gray Aug 26 '13 at 7:53
  • Indeed, that's my understanding as well @CodyGray. – Bart Aug 26 '13 at 7:56
  • As for badges, you almost got the peer pressure badge instead :-( (That would have needed another downvote though.) – Arjan Aug 27 '13 at 11:18

We don't really support (allow) making badges here. There has to be a valid reason to make one. If I read your question correctly, there are already two badges similar to what you describe. The first is Revival:

Answered more than 30 days later as first answer scoring 2 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

The other is Revival's older brother, Necromancer:

Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times.

  • So only the founders make badges. There is no community involvement. – danny117 Aug 26 '13 at 19:53
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    @danny117 I said "we don't really" and "there has to be a valid reason". What that means is that there has to be a proposal that people agree with. We don't just go willy nillly making badges for people. – Cole Johnson Aug 26 '13 at 21:28

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