Is there some plans for special badges for chat?

  • Do you have any ideas on what kind of things might be awarded badges in the chat?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 14, 2010 at 18:23
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    Being chatty??? Jul 14, 2010 at 18:24
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    Adding a fav, having a fav reach more than X votes. Sending X messages, Creating X channels... Jul 14, 2010 at 18:28
  • 6
    Is it friday already?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 14, 2010 at 18:34
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    Chatterbox - 10,000 chat posts with zero flags :)
    – waffles
    Jul 14, 2010 at 22:23
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    @waffles: Make that "Wibbler" (wibble [UK] 1. n.,v. Commonly used to describe chatter, content-free remarks or other essentially meaningless contributions to threads in newsgroups.)
    – Richard
    Jul 14, 2010 at 22:46
  • anti-badge: 10 messages flagged spam/offensive Jul 15, 2010 at 7:47

4 Answers 4


There is now the Talkative bronze badge, mostly to publicize chat per-site. See the badge page for more details.


I hope not. Keep the third place out of the rep race IMHO. Incentivizing it just seems like a good way to shift the focus off of what it's actually for, and might bring people to it for the wrong reasons.


How about adding just one easy bronze badge for chat? It draws some attention to existence of chat feature but doesn't require anything massive to achieve.

[Chatter] - Posted at least one message to chat


We don't want to encourage discussions too much, I believe. After all, the core of SOFU is Q&A, and too much discussion in a separate site can scatter knowledge beyond the ideal point.

Giving badges for using the chat would encourage people that don't want to use the chat to use it, resulting in people that don't give a flying cow about the discussions at hand, resulting in a far lower S/N ratio.


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