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Can the Maverick hat be made a silver badge? [duplicate]

It seems that there are no badges similar to the criteria of the Maverick hat: answer +5 a -3 question that goes to +3 This badge would promote users to answer many underrated good questions. ...
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New three-tiered badge idea: Explainer →Refiner → Illuminator

The difference between a poor or meh question and a stellar question can often simply be someone understanding it and providing it a great answer. I can't begin to count the number of times I've ...
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Is there a list of what each of the Winter Bash hats is named after?

Many are self explanatory (Batman), or nearly so (A New Hope). But some are more obscure. I'm especially curious about "Weed Eater". As a fan of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, the term "Weed ...
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What positive behavior is each hat encouraging?

Hats are like badges you can wear, it's well known. Badges exist to encourage and reward positive behavior and contributions; in theory the same goes for hats, including the hidden ones. I'm willing ...
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Previously introduced badges due to the positive effect during winterbash

Yesterday I read about the positive effects of the winter bash firstly during its runtime and secondly because new badges can be tested or introduced which worked well during the bash. I am ...
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What's the point of getting hats at the end of the year?

As we know, every year before Christmas, we are able to collect some hats. Although it's interesting to get various hats, my question is what's the point? Are they gonna turn to reputations or some ...
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What makes a good badge? When and why should I suggest a new badge?

I've seen a number of badges proposed that were downvoted to the point that they didn't need a status-declined on them to figure out that they weren't happening any time soon. It seems extremely ...
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Winter Bash 2015 post-mortem

I was a big fan of Jon's approach to wrapping up Winter Bash last year, pairing the traditional blog post with a deeper dive here on meta. So I'm stealing it continuing to implement a successful ...
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How would you earn a hat after winter bash?

So, I've found in searches that hats are not saved after Winter Bash. (Noted that one has a feature request to have a "hat archive" - which I think is a good idea just to be able to see what was ...
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What goes on behind the scenes when determining if a badge should be implemented? [duplicate]

I understand you can probably just post a question and tag it as feature-request to suggest one, but I was wondering what goes behind the scenes when determining whether or not a badge should be ...
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foo.stackexchange.com should redirect appropriately [duplicate]

What should happen if you type one of the following URLs into your browser? http://stackoverflow.stackexchange.com http://superuser.stackexchange.com http://serverfault.stackexchange.com http://...
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Some badge suggestions [closed]

Assist Me(Bronze/Silver) - Edit someone's answer with < 1 score, and then have the answer receive > 3 votes (This will give incentive to edit answers to be more accurate rather than simply ...