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Questions relating to the suggestion or request for one or more new badges

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Gold Sportsmanship badge

I propose a new Gold level Sportsmanship badge. I earned the silver badge June 4th, and I continue to vote for competing answers. I would like to feel that I am working toward something, not because ...
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Badge suggestion: Unsung Hero (5 accepted answers with no votes)

This badge, which I'd nominate as a silver, would be awarded for every 5 accepted answers a user has with no votes. There should probably be a 24-hour window after acceptance before this badge is ...
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Bounty Hunter badges

I suggest two new badges: Greedo - first bounty earned (bronze) Boba Fett - earned 2000 rep through bounty (silver) Imported from Uservoice ticket, "Bounty hunter badges", originally posted by Jon ...
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Badge for editing a negative vote post that goes on to be a positive scoring post

I've noticed potentially good questions that are poorly worded or have bad titles and thus have at least a couple of downvotes or even close votes. On occasion, after a quick edit, these questions go ...
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Badge suggestion: Responsive (aka Quality Control, Adaptability, etc …)

Badge suggestion: "Conformist" - Made an edit to ones own post that resulted in people removing their down-votes. This is to encourage people to fix their bad posts. Maybe require a certain number ...
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A higher level Strunk & White badge? 1000 edits or such

I recently picked up a Strunk & White badge, which I am damn pleased with. It is a somewhat exclusive club with 354 badges thus far bestowed. It was earned mostly by cleaning up horribly ...
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Give a badge to users who improve closed questions

We should give a badge to editors who improve closed questions so much that they get reopened. David Fullerton suggested this badge as part of this answer, which explains the motivation. I just ...
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New bronze badge for using a filter on the Close Votes review queue

Many bronze badges are awarded for just for using features of the site. This is a simple and efficient way to advertise features. One feature that took me (and probably also others) a while to find ...
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Add silver and gold versions for the Self-Learner badge

Currently, there is a bronze badge called Self-Learner which is rewarded for answering your own question with a score of 3 or more. I'd like to propose two more badges be created along the same lines....
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Please add an “Über-Fanatic” badge!

I have officially qualified for the mythical "Über-Fanatic badge", having remained faithful and dedicated to the site for 365 consecutive days. Can we make this badge less mythical and more real?
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Badge suggestion: Polymath (gold version of Generalist)

Going along with my suggested implementation for Generalist, since the specialist badges have a gold level, I propose that the Generalist badge should too, called Polymath and, under an awarding ...
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Can we have cross-site badges?

In the early days of the Stack Overflow trilogy (including SO, Server Fault, and Super User), I noticed that many of the most active members were good contributors on all three trilogy sites. These ...
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Why isn't there a bronze badge for 10 people favoriting a question?

There are currently two badges for questions favorited by a certain number of users: Favorite Question Question favorited by 25 users Stellar Question Question favorited by 100 users Why isn't ...
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Implement secret badges

After watching the flurry of activity, and people (i.e. myself) trying to do a lot of stuff to try and get some of the secret hats, I realized that it might be worthwhile for SE to give out secret ...
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New badges for the increased flag-weight

Because the flag-weight has increased to 750, and (if I understood it right) you'll get less and less weight with every flag towards 750, I'd like to suggest two new Badges: Sheriff (Silver): ...
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Badge for bounties offered?

Would it be worth to to add a badge for offering a certain amount of rep over time (say 1000) towards bounties? It could be called the Sheriff badge. This sounds like a good idea to me now but I've ...
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Should we make the Red Baron hat trigger a permanent badge?

During Winterbash 2014, there was a hat called Red Baron, which was earned by giving an answer scoring 5 or better to question that had a score of −3 or worse at the time of answering and later rose ...
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Implement the Hacker Badge

When Jeff first explained the badge system, before Stack Overflow was even in beta, one of the badges he described was a "Hacker" badge. from Stack Overflow Badge Feedback - Blog - Stack ...
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Gold and silver versions of Proofreader badge?

I found only a bronze badge for accepting or rejecting suggested edits. Wouldn't it be a great idea to have a silver and gold version of this badge too? For example a silver badge when a user has ...
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Is it possible to have site-specific badges?

All badges are global across the SE network (except for some Area51-specific ones) however each site is different so is it possible to have some site-specific badges created aimed at encouraging ...
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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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Suggested implementation for Generalist badge

Take the set of 500 of most popular tags on the site in question. Find and store the correlation of pairs of these tags, e.g. the proportion of the time that a question tagged c# is also tagged .net. ...
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New bronze badge for “reviewing”

Today we rolled out a few features that make using the /review path way more productive. see: Allow marking posts as reviewed on /review and hide them. I think it would be fitting to add a new bronze ...
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Statler and Waldorf badge for explaining downvotes

This badge would be for people who have left comments in roughly 20 questions or answers they've downvoted. It'll encourage people to explain why they're downvoting without forcing them to do so. (...
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Librarian (gold) and Research Assistant 2 (silver) - proposal

Citing waffle's post from when "Research Assistant" badge was created Looking through the data, it seemed to me that excerpts are handled fairly well by the community. I wanted to add a push to ...
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New Badge Proposal: Renaissance Man

A renaissance man is a person (man or woman) who is skilled in multiple fields or multiple disciplines, and who has a broad base of knowledge. The term renaissance man is largely based on the various ...
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Badge Suggestion: 'Helpful'

I am always a little hesitant to make a suggestion for badges but I thought this one might be interesting and there are so few badges based on accepted answers. I couldn't find any similar suggestions:...
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Implement a Badge Similar to the Winter Bash “Cake Is Not A Lie” Hat

This hat encourages good behaviour: improving posts. This is exactly what a good badge should do. Why not make it a permanent bronze badge? There is an existing badge to encourage people to edit at ...
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Badge for voting tag synonyms?

I believe the tag synonyms page is not used as much as supposed. A suggestion stands there for months before it is accepted or declined. What about drawing attention to it by giving a bronze badge ...
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Badge request: gold badge: niche-master

I'm reasonably active in the scala tag on Stack Overflow, which has a limited number of users and hence available points, ability to get guru badges etc. There's one particular chap, Daniel Sobral, ...
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No gold badge for revival/necromancer/… pattern?

I recently answered a question that was several months old, and my answer was accepted. I thought this would earn me a badge, but upon looking, realised the badges were issued for upvoted answers, ...
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Silver Populist Badge

Should there be a silver version of the Populist badge? I was thinking 10 upvotes for you; 5 for the accepted.
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Platinum Badges

Should there be a new level of badges added above gold, ie Platinum badges? My reasoning is that two questions on SO (the programmer cartoons and jokes questions) have greater than 100k views, and ...
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Undeterred badge

We have an Enlightened badge: First to answer and accepted with score of 10 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times But we don't have a badge to reward adding a good answer to a question ...
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Give badges to people for coming back and answering their own question

Someone's asked why you can't earn the self-answer badge more than once the answer being that it's intended to help people learn about the site's functionality. Answering your own question is ...
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Meta sites should have a badge for insightfulness/controversy

Meta sites across the SE network — just meta sites, not regular ones — should start awarding a badge for any post that meets both of the following criteria: earns fifteen or more upvotes ...
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A gold reviewer badge?

For your continued efforts in reviewing posts, even though the system sometimes messes up and doesn't let you actually review things and keeps displaying them over and over and over. So also, for your ...
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New badge proposal based on number of profile views

I think it would be neat to earn a badge for having X number of profile views. You could have different levels, for example: Bronze - [Renown] - 300 views Silver - [Celebrity] - 1000 views ...
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Renaming of “Strunk & White” badge

Strunk & White has been criticized by linguists. The reasons (at a very high level) are that it is prescriptivist (and some style manuals in the US such as the Chicago Manual of Style have become ...
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Any thoughts on a semidecadian badge for people with five years service and an average of N points per year?

Given that Stack Overflow is close to its fifth birthday as a public site, has any thought been given to a 'semidecadian' badge for people who have: been registered with the site five years (a semi-...
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Gold badge for meta participation

At the moment there's Quorum and Convention which encourage participation on meta and seem to be related (bronze / silver style.) However, there's no gold badge in this family - would this be a good ...
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How about a bronze badge for collecting your first bounty?

Does SO already have a badge that is awarded to the user for the first time he gets an accepted answer on a featured question? Should we get one? I would suggest naming it the Bounty Hunter badge, of ...
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Stumper question badge?

I've split this off form the first badge request post: ... the second badge is for a question that reaches a certain upvote amount before being answered, analogous to the enlightened badge. I don't ...
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Badge for upvotes after rep cap is reached

How about recognizing upvotes which do not convert to reputation after the daily cap is reached? I am still thinking up a good name for such a badge (ProBono is a good name) and, suitable criteria ...
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Can we have a gold Lustrum badge in the same category as the Yearling badge? [duplicate]

I saw there was a similar request few years ago (Badge suggestion: Badge for being active member for 3 or 5 years) and I didn't know how to bring that forward again. I think is just natural ...
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Change Taxonomist's definition

How 'bout we change the definition of the Taxonomist badge from "Created a tag used by 50 questions" to "Created a tag used by 50 users"? That would prevent users from trying to game the badge by ...
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A badge to show quality not popularity

Ok so this may not be the best sign of quality, but that's half of why I'm posting it up. This was inspired by a meta post I can no longer find about why a post was closed, as well as seeing some ...
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Add Analytical badge to Area 51 [closed]

There is an Analytical badge for "Visited every section of the FAQ" on every normal Stack Exchange but there is no such badge on Area 51. Badges are for encouraging and rewarding wanted behavior and ...
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Incentives for answering questions in unpopular (small) tags

Stack Overflow has quite a lot of tags with small number of questions. Most of the time, it's very hard to get even a bronze badge for tags with less than 500 questions and it's literally impossible ...
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New badge for questions with a high number of views, high number of votes and no answers

Tumbleweed badge is awarded for a low voted, lowly viewed and unanswered question (it's more like a negative badge). Now, think of the question that is so mind-blowing in its awesomness that it ...