Should we create a bronze badge on the public beta sites for helping to promote good questions from the sites with the new facebook/twitter links? I'm thinking a little encouragement would go a long way, but I wouldn't want it to get abused (i.e. someone just shares a random question that isn't good to get the badge).

  • A badge on the beta site or on 51?
    – waiwai933
    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:07
  • @waiwai933: The beta site... Aug 20, 2010 at 1:08
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    "Promoting good question from the public beta sites..." I would think that is outside the purview of Area 51; a badge for the site, I would say. Aug 20, 2010 at 1:11
  • -1, I don't think it's a good idea for the reasons you yourself and Robert pointed out :S Aug 20, 2010 at 4:30

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This has been completed with the introduction of the Announcer, Booster, and Publicist Badges.


You already get badge and reputation for referring people to commit for a website on Area51. Why would we need other badge for nearly the same exact thing ?

The reputation you get on Area51
Referred user with a confirmed email address commits to the proposal +5
Referred user participates in the beta +25

The badge you get on Area51
(Silver Badge) Campaigner - Referred 25 committers to a proposal
(Bronze Badge) Lobbyist - First commitment referral
(Gold Badge) Activist - Referred 100 committers to a proposal


In order for it not to be abused, we'd have to tie it to something else happening, beyond simply sharing with the buttons. Not sure what that is or could be.

For example, Student and Teacher both require 1 upvote on either a question or an answer respectively. We don't give the badges for simply posting a question or answer.

(yes, we do give a badge for filling out your profile page, and other one-off events like first upvote and first downvote.)

  • and yet you implemented it anyway. GOOD JOB!
    – Powerlord
    Sep 9, 2010 at 15:12
  • @power well the "something else" was "count the number of unique incoming IPs".. Sep 9, 2010 at 19:04

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